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June 2019

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Initial Gear Up

Panasonic GH5s Camera Body

We didn’t spend all $1,800 in June, in fact we didn’t spend any of it in June. This post is to get us up to speed on what we’ve already spent in the past 3 months as we’ve undergone our equipment purge and are re-upping our equipment package.

So far, this money has gone to a Panasonic GH5s camera body that Panasonic was so kind as to give us a corporate deal on. 

We purchased this camera as our main choice for a low-budget cinematic option. It has the dual-native ISO like it’s bigger brothers which means excellent performance in low-light scenarios that may come up in a no-budget or low-budget setting. The image quality is superb, especially when shooting on Panasonic’s V-Log, and you can record 4K 4:2:2 10-bit internally onto inexpensive SD cards. The micro 4/3 lens mount doesn’t have many options for cinema-style lenses, but we have found a company that makes lenses that look comparable to the Veydra Mini-Primes that were oh-so-cool until the company went under.

Lenses for this camera will likely be our next purchase.

Nothing Earned Yet

The earnings section on this page is going to be pretty boring until we get going on our feature films.

What we hope to do is pull back the curtain to show you the real goings ons of an independent film and how it makes money.

Ideally, we will show multiple scenarios – one where we self distribute, one where we have an international sales agent, and then one where the entire project is handled by a studio.

We don’t know if we’ll get there for all of these scenarios, but that’s the hope.

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