excellent! so is it in the style of a documentary?
I wanted to know the camera you used because I'm looking at buying a pd-150 or some other proffesional DV camera to shoot short films with, got about £1500 from selling most of my possetions on ebay what camera would you recomend?
PD150/170 are both fantastic cameras. You could probably get a very low hours one for that sort of cash. I would be tempted however to go for HDV at this stage as it will be native 16x9 and will be more future proof. To my mind at the moment, the best bang for buck goes to the canon xh-a1 as it shoots native 16x9, progressive scan, has xlr inputs and highly customisable picture settings. They go for £2000-2500 new so £1500 might just bag you a nice 2nd hand one. The other great thing about the canon is it is a pretty wide lens with a great zoom built in so you won't need to lay out for any other lenses. Get a few non original long life batteries from ebay and some half decent DV tapes and your away youth!
Cheers Shane!!! just found a spot where their going for about £1,300, so I'll be able to get a shotgun mike aswel, dunno how my softwares gonna handel HD but I'll definatly go for that one!
If your up for having a look here's my first short (only 30seconds) shot with a handycam a pair of rollerblades and my two housemates acting
Pretty funky stuff (that's good by the way)
I'm doin a so called experimental feature on HDV right now, I'm kinda frightened because I wrote it bloody ages ago and now it's looking like I'm trying to do somekind of Bolton version of Le Donk - which I'm not I promise! Anyone wanting to look at it can find the early rough rough teaser here
and the 2nd more recent still rough as hell teaser here
You'll note that between the 1st and 2nd teaser trailer it's changed to colour because I found out Le Donk was in black and white too and the last thing I want to do is rip off one of my film making idols. Any comments would be lovely and I'd stay away from it if Northern Accents frighten you.