hugmagic wrote:I might also add that though the cost might be more, you could shoot with film instead of digital. Unless you have a very high end digital camera, the film can capture more details.
Two questions. You suggest you can bounce a flash off the ceiling during a video shoot and will not be seen? Really? If the flash is working enough to cast more light on your subject, why will the motion camera not notice these flashes of light? When I take stills, I almost always bounce the light, cos I don't like a direct flash, but I am fairly sure if my camera sensor can see the light a video/film camera would too, no?
The cost MIGHT be more? So you hire a camera operator, an assistant, the film camera, you buy the film, you get the different lighting you need, then the film processing, ingestion, editing etc How could be possibly ever be cheaper than digital?
Also, I believe even lowly DV is 720P. Honestly, and I know very little about film so educate me if I am wrong, do you think a magic promo reel need
more than 720P to work? What "details" would film capture that a prosumer digital camera would miss in terms of a magician's show reel?
Both questions are serious. Not saying you are wrong at all, I know next to nothing about this. Just interested!