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've got 500 bucks now and am willing to pay up to a thousand.
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 own
I've had experience filming with my gopro, and taking photos with my moms nikon d3000. Yes i have used one before. Yes Ive helped my friend with his.
2) What gear, if any, do you currently have? (tripod, old camera lenses, mics, etc)
I have two tripods, old lenses, straps, and Bags.
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 want to be filming and taking lots of pictures in the trees and at my home mountain park. beside pictures of family, no.
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?
Maby a little, I will probably do must 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)
follow cams, tripod and 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 have an hp pavilion g, with 650 gigs of memory. and quad core with 8 gigs of ram.
7) 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 corently edit on corel video studio pro. on a scale of one to ten probably 7.
8) Do you think you might consider using a DSLR?
yes i consider using a dslr