There was some director a while back that did a documentary, but he filmed the whole thing on a iPhone, so you dont have to have the most expensive cameras to do a good job, just have to know what you are doing.
Its not just about using RED K4 or 8. Everything cost money. Travling to location, renting location, catering of crew and actors on just a simpel level, and so on. Even the smallest action requires some investments be it a 100 dollars or 1000 of them depending on the scale of the production.You can film anything with a I-Phone or a consumer camera, but its not gonna rock the world unlees the story or acting is some very special. I havent to date, seen one production done with with cameras like that who made frontpages or has been the talk of town. The director you reffer to doing a dockumentary, had puplic attension because it was done on a I-Phone. Nobody ever discussed or commented the movie itself ;o) If you deliver shitty footage, no one will spend 2 mins on looking at it, people expect qualitie.
My advice would be to keep moving forward. Start then finish and then move on from your projects. Try not to get caught up in endless tweaking and altering of your projects. You'll get stuck in that cycle. If you finish and move on from imperfect projects you will improve with each new project because of its unique properties.
Isn't that the 'Lucas' approach?
Exactly! Instead of moving on and doing new stuff, Lucas just endlessly re-works Star Wars to the point that theyve pratically become different movies and he's pissed off all his fans. Lucas has a quote about how movies are never finished, they are abandoned. Maybe thats a good thing. As artists we can become so attached to a project and the projects can become so "precious" that we lose sight of the bigger picture.
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