I've decided I want to start making serious plans about getting the necessary tools to make short films and maybe even somewhere down the road, a feature. Low budget, but still. I have read that Christopher Nolan made his first feature on a budget of $6000. I don't have all of that right now, and soon I will have to start paying student loans, but on that kind of budget, it is quite plausible that I could but myself a few Christmas presents
How can I learn about what cameras serve what function? I understand studio-quality film crews use cameras that cost around 6 figures, so I can't do that, but I've heard there are some cameras that cost only a few thousand dollars. How do I learn which one I need? Do you only need one camera? Is it possible to buy cameras that shoot on film and not just digital? I read that Christopher Nolan (my film role model) does not use digital yet because the quality is not yet what it is on actual film.
"Poor video is more forgivable than poor audio." A woman at the place I work at who deals with cameras a lot said she was told that in school. How can I learn what kind of audio equipment to get? Again, I'm not necessarily looking to be cheap here, but if it's more than $5,000 I can't even give it a second look.
I'll try looking threw some of the threads here too to see what I can get. Meanwhile, any suggestions are *greatly* appreciated!!!