by Andy O'Neill
I wanted to share what I use for my documentary and video projects in case it's helpful to anyone. Below is my "One Man Production Company Kit":
Submitted June 2015
2x16GB & 1x4GB high speed SD cards
Camera cage for GH4
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8
Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Panasonic Lumix 45-200mm f/4-5.6
3x800w redheads w/ dimmer switches
Various gels/ diffusers
Zoom h4n digital audio recorder
Sennheiser EW100 g3 wireless lav kit
Rode NTG-2 shotgun mic
Various XLR cables
How I use them:
The Panasonic GH4 I mainly use for documentaries and some corporate work depending on what the client is looking for.
With the MFT sensor it's easy to keep focus even in a run & gun situation for documentaries while having amazing quality.
The Canon 60D I use for low budget narratives mainly, but also for some of the corporate work if the client only needs a HD web output. Sometimes I use it for interviews in documentary and as a B-cam as I have an amazing editor who can make it all fit together seamlessly.
What do you think of this one-man video production company kit? Please leave comments and feedback below.
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