View Full Version : Camera Advice 33: Camera Fit For A Slasher


spatter8
06-27-2011, 01:37 AM
Yes, another one of these threads.

So I want to start filming a slasher/horror movie here shortly. All I need is equipment, but most importantly a camera :)

I've put this off for so long that I feel like I can't put it off any longer if I want to take movie-making serious.

I've got a budget of about $2,000 to spend for everything. I'd like to spend around 1500 on a good camera, but I need to get the most out of my money and for it to meet or exceed my requirements.

The movie will be primarily shot in a large house.
I'd like for these scenes to be dark.
Other scenes are outdoors during day time and nighttime.
There will be some quick action/chase scenes. Anyone see Whiteout? Similar to those chase scenes (shakycam).

So guys, for $1,500 what camera would you recommend?

Also, any recommendations for sound equipment?

Might as well ask for advice on lighting.


Thanks in advance!

SinEater
06-27-2011, 02:57 AM
Spend $500 on a t2i and spend money on sound and lighting. Spending more on a camera is pointless if it means you have to scrimp on decent sound.

cameronchapman
06-27-2011, 07:49 AM
Spend $400 on a GH1 (and then hack it), another few hundred on second-hand lenses, and then the rest of your money on sound and lighting.

directorik
06-27-2011, 11:07 AM
Yet another one of these answers:

I'd like to spend around 1500 on a good camera, but I need to get the most out of my money and for it to meet or exceed my requirements.

The movie will be primarily shot in a large house.
I'd like for these scenes to be dark.
Then you need to learn to light well. The CAMERA will not
give you the dark look you want - it's the skill, talent and
experience of the people using the camera and the lights
that will get the look you want. A $150 camera, a $1,500
or a $15,000 camera will not get you the look you want.

However, with some skill and talent and experience you
can get the look you want with a $150 camera.


So guys, for $1,500 what camera would you recommend?

Also, any recommendations for sound equipment?

Might as well ask for advice on lighting.


Sound Equipment (http://www.indietalk.com/member.php?u=9288)

Lighting
http://www.indietalk.com/showthread.php?t=31680
http://www.indietalk.com/showthread.php?t=31523
http://www.indietalk.com/showthread.php?t=31349

spatter8
06-28-2011, 05:16 PM
Damn. I know sound is important but I had no idea it might be that costly to have it well done.

Thanks guys!

Any more tips?

Comikkaze
06-28-2011, 05:24 PM
I personally think that sound would be the most important part. Sure you want sound to be great quality but having it mixed well is also very important. You could find shotgun mics for 150 dollars (although I am not sure of the quality) and you can also find a camera around 1500 (if you want). I would recommend having two shotguns and a camera but that will take you up to 1800. The last 200ish you could spend on lighting. Natural light will be your best friend then for the outdoor shots and the indoor shots at night you will want to study up on how to get the effect that you want