I've been reading EosHD for a few months now and here's my first forum question.
I raised close to $200k on a crowdfunding website to build an online fitness video platform. Part of the project (obviously) is to shoot hundreds of fitness videos on an ongoing basis. Now I need to make decisions as to what equipment to get. I have a great photographer at my side but also wanted to reach out to you guys to get another perspective on the ideal setup.
Now, while we do have quite some money to spend, I do want to make smart decisions and keep the equipment adequat to our actual needs. I have an awesome photographer at my side who also knows his way around video, but I'd love to get your guyses perspective as well.
Basic scenario (what we will do)
Mostly fixed or slow moving camera, but not exclusively
Long shooting days (i.e. natural lighting will vary and must be compensated)
Want to shoot with two cameras (ideally the same model, i guess)
I guess we'll also need equipment to ongoingly check the quality of the videos while we shoot
We'll also do photo shoots with the equipment (main focus on video though)
As of now, we have no equipment what so ever. We don't want to use a third person's equipment (videographer, rental) because this is an ongoing project and we'll be shooting for several months.
I would love to get recommendations on what kind of cameras, lense, mics, lighting and other hardware to get.