Question by Mario F: Should I shoot my feature movie on film or video?
I’m want to make my first movie next year, an indie low-budget of course. But should I use FILM or shoot VIDEO? Also, I would it like to have that smooth screen quality that we can see on the movies. I’ve seen some digital cameras like the HVX, DVX and JVC HD, but still they look that smooth like a real movie. They look almost like a regular home camcorder. I don’t know if a 35mm lens adapter can correct that. Anyways, what should I do?
Any real filmmaker out there who can give some advice?
Answer by Alec M
OK, you say you’re shooting low budget, the price to shoot on film is really insane if your budget isn’t that big. Video is much much cheaper in that sense. In quality, yes film is better, but with the correct lenses your video camera can look superb too. Keep in mind the production and stock costs of film if that’s what you choose to do. If you chose film you might not have the cash to do a second take of that all important shot!
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