1) What is your budget? How much money can you spend right away, and do you think you can get more money to invest in the future?
i have about 600-800 now but could easy get to about 1000. i would rather have a used camera to cut out some of the expenses.
2) What experience do you already have with cameras? Have you ever even used one before? Have you helped your friend out with his camera? Have you owned your own?
I have a decent amount of expereience. I use my friends fx1 quite a bit and have owned a small hand held camera; however, i dont know the name.
2) What gear, if any, do you currently have? (tripod, old camera lenses, mics, etc)
i own a tripod, and i plan on a dolly and crane.
4) What are you planning to shoot and how do you want to use your camera? Are you going to use this with the sole purpose of shooting skiing? or do you think you might try other stuff as well (movies, documentaries, short films, etc)
I plan on shooting skiing and skating, maybe some other random school projects.
5) Do you want a camera that you can hand to your friends, that could or could not have film experience, and let them shoot you? or will you be doing all the filming?
I'll be doing most of the filming if not all of it.
6) When filming skiing, how do you tend to shoot? (follow cams, leave it on record on a tripod and hike, film from a tripod, etc)
I'll probably use a variety of differnt types of filming like follow cam, tripod and hike, crane, dolly
7) What computer do you currently have/use to edit (if not currently editing, what would you most likely use)? If you can provide specifics, such as hard drive space, RAM, processor size, that would be great.
i would be using dell studio xps 9100. i don't know the specifics for the computer tho.
8) What program do you currently edit on? How familiar are you with it (1- just learning; 10- I can make tutorials and know the keyboard layout)
i would be using sony vegas 9 pro and would rate myself at about 6.