Need advices about what gear to purchase

1 year 6 months ago #595642 by Tony HD
Hello, I'm a musician and I need to purchase a camera + lens for guitar videos production.

Here is my benchmark, I'd like my videos to get close to this look:



I know there is a post production job here (color grading) but what's the basis to achieve this look?
Any advice is welcome! Thank you.

(I already own a pair of softboxes + old Sony Handycam but this one is technically outdated).


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1 year 6 months ago #595644 by Tony HD
Here is a "rawer" version of my reference model, apparently same shooting equipment but no post production work. Maybe that's help.



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1 year 6 months ago #595988 by Tony HD
Advice anyone?


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1 year 6 months ago #596005 by garyrhook
It's hard to say. There's clearly a very short focal length at work; could be a mobile phone for all we know, with good micing.

We use a Panasonic GH7 for video recording, and I've been very, very happy with it. Excellent quality and imaging for what we need. And no limit when recording in HD. Works as a fine mirrorless system for stills, too.

One thing I see here is pretty even lighting, with the source at camera upper right. Probably a very large softbox? hard to know.  If you haven't considered lighting, I'd suggest starting there. If you have a friend that's a photographer, ask for some assistance.

Finally, why don't you write to the guy and ask him? Worst case, you get ignored. but he just might be willing to share his setup with you.


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1 year 6 months ago #596025 by Tony HD
Hey Gary thank you for this helpful comment.
I agree about the lighting + lighting orientation, I just bought softboxes a couple days ago and Im just starting experimenting with them.

(For some reason I can't write to him)


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1 year 6 months ago #596043 by garyrhook
I guess he's some big deal? I don't know the name, but all of the info is for the label, so I guess you can't really communicate with him.

Stand by my suggestion of finding a friend that can help with sorting it all out.


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1 year 6 months ago #596223 by Tony HD
Big name yes.

Yes that's what I did but no one around me is really string at analysing images etc.
so basically that's why I subscribed to this forum! Thanks for the comments Gary.
Then I assume you're also a musician!


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1 year 6 months ago #596224 by Tony HD
*I meant strong


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1 year 6 months ago #596287 by garyrhook

Tony HD wrote: Then I assume you're also a musician!


Yep.


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1 year 6 months ago #596407 by Shadowfixer1
Panasonic GH5s

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1 year 6 months ago #596442 by Tony HD
Thanks Shadowfixer


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1 year 6 months ago #596443 by Tony HD
Thanks Shadowfixer it's on my checklist


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