Tuesday, April 5, 2011

entertainment industry coach question 761: Does the camera I use to shoot my short film matter? Some people use cell phones.

It depends on your objective for making the film (Don't kill me camera friends). When you're looking to create a calling card, content is king, so if it's a really well written and well acted short, you can get recognition even if it's not shot on 35.

On the flip side, if it looks terrible, it can take away from the acting and writing. So see what you can do. There are so many talented people out there with equipment looking to build their reels.

Now, if you are a DP/Director, then ABSOLUTELY the look matters, obviously. Technology is always changing and becoming more accessible. Do you plan to go to NAB? It's important to stay up to date and educated on the advances.

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