Friday, February 26, 2010

Camera + tripod + 2 batteries + charger = WOE.

Is it cheaper to rent equipment or buy your own?

In the case of the videorecording equipment, I think the time saved by not having to lug it to and from school might be worth the extra money.

That's all from me this week.


  1. Despite its heaviness and difficulty to haul around, the ENG video camera does get you some great depth-of-field shots. And you can improvise by simply hoisting the camera on your shoulder; the tripod isn't even a requirement.

    Video cameras as good or almost as good as the ENG video camera would be very pricey, too; remember, the ENG video cameras the school uses cost about $5,000 each!

  2. The only downside to holding the camera on your shoulder is that it gets heavy after a while and then you start to shake.

    Danielle if you ever need help with the camera just let me know and I'll give you a hand.

  3. Zach, you make great points as always :) Thanks so much for commenting.

    Jeff, I appreciate your offer SO much! But I don't know if you know what you are in Facebook will reveal, I even forgot to unlock the camera plate before putting the camera on it, and had to be reminded by the wonderful Meryl (of 2nd-year PR fame).