1.) Music? Can i choose any song if its not for profit just festivals or do i need original scores.
2.) Sound? Ive neevr used a mic before and im not sure how they work.
1) DEFINITELY NOT!
and not really.
Try to stick to music in the "public domain".
2) Fortunately your camera has a microphone mini-jack plug.
Since the on-board camera mic has only an effective >4-5' or >2m range your feature will best be served by having an audio guy with a mic on a boom pole.
Recording onto the camera is "less than ideal", but... you do whatcha gotta do. Right?
Now, if you have another few hundred bucks available you'll want to look into getting a Tascam DR 100, if possible.
However, if push comes to shove, a less nifty digital off-camera audio recorder will serve you well.
And for Pete's sake remember to always get releases. Whichever strikes your fancy:
Learn to use your camera handheld as well as possible.
STRONGLY consider building your own shoulder rig. Something like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sa7eeZgqRas
Watch all the videos you can on this thread: http://www.indietalk.com/showthread.php?t=39721
See if you can develop a feel for A) what is possible, and B) what you like the look of.
Then watch a bunch of handheld films.
- Any recent Paul Greengrass flick
Shaky/docu-cam look is all the rage these days. A lot of nubes eff it up.
Watch your over and under exposures. Get a decent ND filter set.
Watch for your own shadow in the frame.
Follow the rule of thirds and the 180° rule.
Spend some time figuring out SPECIFICALLY which film festivals you know you want to enter and make sure your film shucks and jives with what they're looking to INCLUDE.
GL & GB!
And spend as little money as possible.
Originally Posted by directorik
You camera does not have a mic input.
Nah. He's got mic input into the camera.
Microphones (stereo mini) Yes
It's just admittedly not the best (nor brightest) idea in the world to record onto the camera via a mic+pole.
(And mini-jacks are staticky!)
Get your audio off-camera, if at all possible.
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