On Jul 17, 2006, at 2:43 PM, marisa vitiello wrote:
> Hello. I teach video and digital video at the high school level.
> The parents association raised a bunch of money and I am trying to
> buy some equipment. I'm having problems figuring out what the best
> equipment is currently. I'm especially looking for sturdy
> equipment (these kids aren't easy on stuff) with easy interface but
> a lot of manual control. I could care less about the bells and
> whistles companies tout for consumers. money is of course and
> issue, I plan to buy a good video camera and still digital slr and
> then 2-3 low end of each. I was thinking about spending 400-600
> per video cam and 300-400 on stills (not counting all the extra
> stuff I'll need to buy). the still cameras should have a pretty
> mobile lcd screen and ideally cabable of time exposure and manual
> shutter and aperture. the video camera ideally has a focus ring,
> on the lens--like the old days. Does anyone have any expertise on
> these questions??? I'd appreciate help greatly.
> also need advice on:
> a good sturdy tripod with a fluid head (I only know Bogens but I
> have a feeling I can get something just as good at a lower price)
> a good shotgun for less than the price of a sennheiser
> a sturdy cardiod (audio technica?)
> any other sound accessories or does anyone know of good
> instructions on making my own?
> recommendations on backdrop materials?
> I remember that this has been discussed before but does anyone have
> a favorite animation software for PCs?
> thanks much for any ideas or resources,
Woody, Retired in Albuquerque