This is the camera I would like to film my next film production with. What is yours?
The Red Epic- has a 5K sensor capable of capturing 1 to 120 frames per second at full resolution. From fashion spreads to 3D IMAX features, Red Epic has crossbred elite photography with unrivaled cinema capability—all in a camera the size of a DSLR. Red EPIC aligns hi-resolution with hi-speed, capable of reaching maximum speeds of up to 300 fps at 2K. For robust efficiency, you can capture video and photos simultaneously, using an HDRx track to draw sharper stills.
These are the lenses I would like to have in my production bag.
Do we have better options for getting our independent films noticed other than film festivals? I don't think I will be entering my film into any film festivals with my current film Free Spirits - Saving America's Wild Horses. There are so many platforms out for independent filmmakers to have their film screened and get noticed. Many independent filmmakers are not even considering the film festival route for many reasons. I for one consider it to be too expensive with no guarantee of your film ever getting picked up. I don't want to pay the fees of anywhere from $45.00 to $75.00. 95% of the time your film gets turned down and you are out of a lot of money. Every year there are very few films that get picked up by major film studios.
Don't get me wrong I am not saying that film festivals are bad or not really worth it, it is just in most cases your film in unlikely to get picked up. You may win some type of reward such as best picture, best documentary all for what? bragging rights to say my film won, look at my trophy. Okay great I can show off my little trophy NOW WHAT? did Lion's Gates, Sony Pictures or any other main stream movie studio pick your film up. Lets say you entered your film into 35 film festivals at 75.00 a piece you would have paid $3,750
For my film Free Spirits - Saving America's Wild Horses film, I took a different route. I am spending all of my time an effort getting my film out there by working with the company Tugg. Tugg is a crowd funding corporation that helps independent filmmakers get their film into the theaters. There are no fees up front to pay. All you have to do is sign up with Tugg and agree to their contract agreement and provide your film, Mainly they would like your film to be in a DCP (Digital Cinema Package) go here for more information on DCP format. After you are all set up with Tugg and your film is in their line up people can go to the Tugg web site and request your film in major theaters. Tugg will take care of setting everything up with the theaters. All you have to do is direct people to your Tugg event to buy tickets. Tugg sets a number of tickets to be sold for the event to happen this number is between 70 to 90 tickets. With everyone connected to some kind of social media this can be very easy to pull off.
You can check out a video about DCP files at this blog. go down to WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT DCP FILES
For every Indie filmmaker to be able to go over and beyond in getting beautiful footage, drones could play a big part in making that happen. Radio-controlled drones have been a dream of Indie filmmakers and photographers for some time now. Commercial drones have been used around the world for many purpose such as surveillance, rel estate footage just to name a few. Most recently drones have brought about protests, debates, and even concerns over privacy. Currently using drones for commercial purposes is illegal. The FAA does not want you making money off your drone. You can fly your drone and take pictures or video for personal use. This puts a hold on using your drone for Indie filmmaking, which I am concerned about. I think in the long run after everything is said and done the FAA should allow permits for using your drone for commercial use at a reasonable fee. This should include filmmaking, rel estate photography, TV and news gathering. Hobbyist should be exempted. WHAT DO YOU THINK