Really enjoying this site and all the input that has been shared.
Marc, I hope this is OK to post in this section, as the others just did not seem right. If you need to move or delete, please feel free to do so and I will understand. :
As a NEWBIE and regular consumer who has basic equipment at hand and very little money, what can we do to possibly enhance our output quality without major expenses or moving up to more professional equipment? What I mean is that with a basic video camera (Sony Hi, basic video software (Such as Pinnacle 9 etc.), maybe a small mixing board and some wireless lapel mics, are there some general rules or suggestions?
I hope I am asking it correctly and that you all understand where I am going.
I have mentioned that I have been doing some projects... I am constantly fighting with sound and video quality, lighting (filming at night for example). Do you guys/gals have some general suggestions? I could post my last 6 minute video (finished last night) if that would help with what I am facing but I think some could possibly be offended due to it being church related and I do not want to cause problems or controversy.
I have been toying with the idea to possibly build a little bounce light system (like they use on still camera shots (Umbrella looking thing)) for enhancement of lighting inside homes etc…
Any input welcomed.