#4. "RE: Why Video in a Still Camera; Who Uses It?" In response to In response to 0 Sat 18-Feb-12 07:43 AM by Robman3
West of Santa Monica, US
Take one: rolling....
Day job evaporated in 2010, after stellar sales decade, nepotism, owner's daughter was getting the boot as one of dozens of VP's in mortgage business, hollowed out my niche to make room. So be it.
Industry was vapid for lateral, up or down jobs.
Took significant risk draining savings to step into imagery full time, square one, been tagging a camera along for years across the USA on 18 weeks annually territory runs, time to kick it, familial artistic and photographic and music genes.
Made some progress, and eventually some money, shoot in Denmark, got a concert DVD cover, and CD and dozens of stills in slide show of it.
So, choice of Video? A second level of expertise. Studied script writing in college, next metamorphoses then.
The DIT and Director of the HD crew for the concert told me, go for it but do know that CS5.5 PP will take you a good year and a half to master, he was right.
Different elements, issues, and gear involved, my experience in commercial recording/editing comes in handy, but, video is an entirely different animal.
Slowly building content for eventual release in Tourist content, web, DVD and broadcast, also reach in advertisement for companies I've had long standing relationships with.
Got to start somewhere and the DSLR Video, is pretty snappy given the lens allocations we own. Bought my second (Nephew) a D7K as well, two cameras are better than one.