Gear and plan for music video

Hi. I decided to start making music videos. I currently live abroad and in next 4,5 years I'll go live back home where I plan to make music videos, but in meanwhile I want to learn as much as possible using camera, lenses, lights,... 

So first I need camera and I thought buying panasonic gh4, because a lot of people suggested this camera for music videos and I specially like slow motion 96fps and 4k. Do you think I should buy another camera? 

For lenses I thought buying Lumix g vario 12-35 mm f2.8. Do you think I should buy some cheaper kit lens for beginning or some other lens? Do you think I should get adapter and use some canon lenses or stick with native lenses?

So when I get used to camera and lens, then I was thinking get another lenses, stabilizer, lights,... ( meanwhile I will practise with my friends and shoot diferent type of videos, but not actually music videos, maybe one or two music videos per year when I go home for holidays). 

Money is not a problem, but I think it's not good idea to throw a lot of money in the beginning.

Do you think that this is a good plan? What would you do in my situation?


  • cruiser73
    cruiser73 Posts: 2

    I personally use a GH5. An awesome camera. I use Canon lenses with a Metabones Speedbooster Ultra. I can use the Canon glasses on rented cameras like the EVA1 or the FS7 too, that's the reason I went with Canon glasses. If you can wait a few more months, the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K would be the one to buy. 

    The Panasonic 12-35 is great as it has IS. This combined with the IBIS of the GH5, you wouldn't need a stabiliser in most situations. And M4/3 native glasses are small and easy to carry. 

    Most of the times, I have a Sigma 18-35 f1.8 art on my camera. Great lens, but pretty big.