Hello to all!
In a past few years I have been directing/producing/shooting/editing low-to-no budget short films and music videos. I have Canon 650D (Rebel T4i), worked with 18-55 and 50mm lenses. To be honest, I don’t understand everything about how camera works, and about lenses, but I do have some basic knowledge about shutter speed, frame rates, lighting a shot…
In few months I will begin working on my first feature film. I would really love to have a DP and editor, so I could focus more on the script and directing, but when you are working guerilla style, you can’t be a chooser. I want to distribute this film later, so I have a few camera questions -
Do you think it is a good idea to shoot the film with Canon 650D? There will be many int/ext shots and many night filmings. There is a possibility I will film with another camera, but if not, I will probably be using 650D since it’s low budget film and most of the money will go to the paychecks…
Can you guys suggest a lens for me? (In case I shoot with 650D) Visually, I would love it to be 2.35 : 1. aspect ratio with framing shots like John Carpenter did in his glory days. But I don’t think we will be able to afford anamorphic lens so we will probably letterbox it in the post.
Apologies for any grammar mistakes, English isn’t my first language.