I now know it is possible to get professional results with 'amateur' equipment. It is not the kit, rather it is how it is used.
This video was the band's creative choice and I was there to execute their vision, adding my own touches to their prog rock style. I have different cameras available to me but the choice, and the only choice was the little GH4. The reason is:
- They wanted grain and dirtiness
- Size: We needed something tiny to cram into small spaces
- 4k: Invaluable in post
- Small that could 'spun' and moved around.
In some cases, we were crammed right back against a wall and the only way to get the shot was with something small and 4k.
This means we can go down to Currys, buy a camera and get paid for what we do. The band, incidentally, want another vid! Here is the link and would love to know what you think: