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Directing the Documentary, 6th Edition by Michael Rabiger

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CHAPTER 27

ADVANCED CAMERAS AND EQUIPMENT

 

 

PRELIMINARIES

How your film looks depends on how you shoot it, and at what cost. This means choosing equipment carefully. Multiple standards of digital technology, and a bewildering array of excellent equipment make this a challenge, to say the least.

Generally speaking, the higher your recording quality, the costlier will be production—but the more marketable over time your work may become—if the subject and your treatment warrant it. Anything spectacular and durable such as Winged Migration merits the best imaginable quality because of its unlimited future life. You can however make significant work inexpensively—so long as you make a match between the medium, material, and market. You could for ...

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