I'm new to video but pretty OK at photography. I work for a company in the sports industry and I'm on a mission to improve our rich media presence. To do this, I need to persuade my boss to stump up for some kit, but to do that I need to show him what I can do with that kit. It's a Catch 22.
To start with, I would like to produce something like this [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQ3tiV830Gw"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQ3tiV830Gw[/ame] with a number of our sponsored athletes. A bit of talking head, a bit of action footage. Nothing earth-shattering but something i can shoot in one session and edit up in a couple of evenings.
I rather stupidly went and bought a £99 HD Camcorder from Maplin on the weekend and quite frankly I think I could have made a better product in my shed. So, can you guys recommend the type of kit I'd need to get a result like the one above? I'm assuming a light, tape camera (for which I'll need a firewire card), remote mic? I can probably get half/all the cost of the kit back from my boss if the results are any good.