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Re: Best rebel series for film making


Paulyfe12 wrote:
However the thought of causing issues with my camera scares me. Which is why I have a few questions. Btw my up coming project is going to be an action/horror film. 

Dude, no offense, but you're barking up the wrong tree and you're getting a lot of well-intentioned but bad advice for your circumstances.

 

Forget the dSLR. 

 

Have you gone to film school? Do you have any clue about how to make a coherent film, beyond "point and shoot"? I ask you these questions because you sound like a guy with delusions of grandeur rather than someone with a plan. Seriously, film makers aren't out there shooting legitimate "action/horror" films with a Rebel. 

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Re: Best rebel series for film making

Well dude, the advice I am being given, is much appreciated for the simple fact that those people decided to take a moment and give me a helpful hint at what may help me in my venture.

Speaking of which, my project is not meant to be a shot at being noticed by someone for my cinematography or story telling skills. I will do the best with the knowledge I have, learn my lessons and take critiques and try again. I was a computer graphics and film editing major in college, but then switched majors and kept this as a hobby. As for my formal education in film making, I have not gone to film school and before you jump down my throats about that, my reference to short films, indie films or trailers for films is simply an idea of the type of project I would try to accomplish. I never stated I was a professional director, photographer or cinematographer, I never claimed to be a film school graduate and I never claimed that this was a "legitimate" project idea. This is purely a hobby and a passion that I have. I have a career elsewhere that pays for my passions such as filmmaking and photography. Last I checked a hobby was something outside your profession that you could indulge, research and experiment in because you enjoyed it, not because you received a degree In it.

Seriously I didn't come in here to annoy you, you could have just left me be and go with the advice I was given by these fine people that took the time to help me. I am not taking anything away from you from asking these questions, it's my money, my hobby, my time.

Any other questions for me? Or have I accurately answered yours to the point that I do not need to address you anymore and I can focus on those people kind enough to be helpful?

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Re: Best rebel series for film making

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Paulyfe12 wrote:
Well dude, the advice I am being given, is much appreciated for the simple fact that those people decided to take a moment and give me a helpful hint at what may help me in my venture.

Speaking of which, my project is not meant to be a shot at being noticed by someone for my cinematography or story telling skills. I will do the best with the knowledge I have, learn my lessons and take critiques and try again. I was a computer graphics and film editing major in college, but then switched majors and kept this as a hobby. As for my formal education in film making, I have not gone to film school and before you jump down my throats about that, my reference to short films, indie films or trailers for films is simply an idea of the type of project I would try to accomplish. I never stated I was a professional director, photographer or cinematographer, I never claimed to be a film school graduate and I never claimed that this was a "legitimate" project idea. This is purely a hobby and a passion that I have. I have a career elsewhere that pays for my passions such as filmmaking and photography. Last I checked a hobby was something outside your profession that you could indulge, research and experiment in because you enjoyed it, not because you received a degree In it.

Seriously I didn't come in here to annoy you, you could have just left me be and go with the advice I was given by these fine people that took the time to help me. I am not taking anything away from you from asking these questions, it's my money, my hobby, my time.

Any other questions for me? Or have I accurately answered yours to the point that I do not need to address you anymore and I can focus on those people kind enough to be helpful?


John was not trying to insult you nor to demean your interest in your hobby. He was trying to warn you away from a course of action that some of us fear will lead to disappointment. We hear regularly from aspiring amateur videographers who lament the failure of Rebels (and sometimes even more expensive DSLRs) to meet requirements less demanding than yours appear to be. You don't have to let John's concerns dictate your decision, but you should at least consider the possibility that he may be right. After all, you're the one who asked for advice.

 

The Internet has always been a place where people tend to speak more bluntly than they do in real life. Experienced users understand that and usually try to develop a thick skin. But on the Internet or off, it's apt to be self-defeating to "shoot the messenger" who confronts you with information that you'd prefer not to hear.

Bob
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Re: Best rebel series for film making

From what I have seen from video shot on the rebel cameras, I think I will be able to make do or if I can find refurbished or second hand c100, 70d or 80d I will go that route. After seeing how the rebel cameras perform in countless videos I think I can safely say i know it's limits which is why I offered other models like the Panasonic gh4 and I am now looking at the c100 and 70d and 80d cameras. I never blame the equipment for how it performs. It's made to function a certain way. Worst comes to worst I still have a much higher quality tool to work with than I am currently using. I am not demanding crystal clear images and detail. that's found in multi thousand dollar cameras, and multi thousand dollar lenses. I am aware that he was warning about the rebel cameras performance, I can accept that. What I cannot Accept is him insinuating that I have no clue what I am doing and making it seem like I have no business doing this because he thinks I have no skill, no desire to further my skill and lack the education required to do so. Blunt is blunt but he went on a tangent about things other than what was asked. He was belittling my idea for a project and insisting that I had "delusions of grandeur". Keep in mind his statement was based on nothing else he knows about me besides my questions. I can take critiques on the camera choices and combinations because that was asked by me. but do not open your mouth about my reasons for doing for looking into this and wanting to do this project that I have created on my own time. My reasons are my own, not his.

Bottom line, Keep it about the equipment
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Re: Best rebel series for film making


Paulyfe12 wrote:
From what I have seen from video shot on the rebel cameras, I think I will be able to make do or if I can find refurbished or second hand c100, 70d or 80d I will go that route. After seeing how the rebel cameras perform in countless videos I think I can safely say i know it's limits which is why I offered other models like the Panasonic gh4 and I am now looking at the c100 and 70d and 80d cameras. I never blame the equipment for how it performs. It's made to function a certain way. Worst comes to worst I still have a much higher quality tool to work with than I am currently using. I am not demanding crystal clear images and detail. that's found in multi thousand dollar cameras, and multi thousand dollar lenses. I am aware that he was warning about the rebel cameras performance, I can accept that. What I cannot Accept is him insinuating that I have no clue what I am doing and making it seem like I have no business doing this because he thinks I have no skill, no desire to further my skill and lack the education required to do so. Blunt is blunt but he went on a tangent about things other than what was asked. He was belittling my idea for a project and insisting that I had "delusions of grandeur". Keep in mind his statement was based on nothing else he knows about me besides my questions. I can take critiques on the camera choices and combinations because that was asked by me. but do not open your mouth about my reasons for doing for looking into this and wanting to do this project that I have created on my own time. My reasons are my own, not his.

Bottom line, Keep it about the equipment

Stop whining. Had I known some truthful commentary would have put you in meltdown mode, I would have never responded to you. 

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Re: Best rebel series for film making

If what I shoot sucks, it's on me. I had questions about what to use and what would be the best option based on what others have said and what I could grow into. If it makes you feel better I do a ton of research and talk with others who have gone to film school and are actively working in film. I study cinematography, proper use of light, depth of field use, etc, on my own time. so unless your truthful commentary was basically telling me I sound like I don't have a clue what I am doing, I don't know exactly what your purpose was for commenting. And btw "forget dslrs" ok fine, so what should I be looking at then? Other people may have said no to dslrs like you did, but then they gave another idea and a good reason. You just said no, that's not helping.
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Re: Best rebel series for film making

Alright, you guys have gone far enough off topic. Reign it in, please. 

Please review the "Participation" section of the FORUM GUIDELINES if you have questions. 

Occasional Contributor
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Re: Best rebel series for film making

I agree, which is why I asked John what his opinion was as far as what to use if not a dslr. I don't Want this to become pages of us going back and forth, that's not helping anyone.
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Re: Best rebel series for film making

No Metabones Speed Booster for the Rebel Series, but, I believe there is one for the EOS M.

 

The EOS M5 with it's dual pixel AF sensor would be worth looking at.

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Registered: ‎08-06-2017

Re: Best rebel series for film making

The M5, alright I'll take a look thanks. And yea I searched for a speedbooster for the rebels and didn't find anything. Just figured maybe someone knew something I couldn't find
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