Originally Posted by Ungermann
So yours will be a sort of travel show as well? Please, check back after it is released, it is always great to talk to someone who actually does things.
Just wondering: since yours is a professional team, why the XA10, which shoots AVCHD, why not, say, the XF100 that shoots broadcast-approved 4:2:2 @ 50 Mbit/s? Or the Sony PXW-X70? Is it the price? The size? The attachment to Canon stuff?
Yeah very much about travel, but from a less "run over" look at things, which was not easy to construct.
I will be completely honest with you the network has not "guaranteed" to pay us, so were doing this on a "ghost" budget. This means getting the camera we felt we needed not the one we "wanted". Alot of our "equipment" would be laughed at by the pros, But I believe that with the right crew we can make this show awesome.
If the show is a success an equipment upgrade will be mandatory, however I fully hope to retain the original crew once we get a budget boost and a paycheck.
To be blunt we are doing this because we love travel, we love adventure and we know others do too. Even if no one ever watches it on any of our distribution platforms, what an adventure its going to be.
I found this nugget of text on a quora forum last night, it mainly refers to scriptwriting, but I think it will apply to us as well.
"More importantly, you will have created a remarkable TV show that has been watched in millions of living rooms all over the country, and maybe the world. Most people would tell you, that's the real goal.
But personally, I think the REAL goal is that you'll have made this show with a team of talented, wise, diverse individuals and in the process, made them into a loose-knit, hardworking family for six weeks, six months or six years."
I am not going anywhere, we have a major issue with sound right now and I am desperately searching for someone who can help me make a decision.
I believe the equipment is very important, but I think its more about the content and the crew working with what they have to tell a great story!