I’m trying to find out about the use of DSLR cameras in filming. I will look at films and music videos that use DSLR cameras to film and compare them to media shot with expensive high tech equipment and hopefully, show that shooting on DSLRs is a cheaper way of getting the footage you want.
After researching for a while I found my first video. It is a music video by Lil Dicky a comedic rapper. The song is called Save Dat Money. This is a great song for inspiring filmmakers because he makes a whole video without spending money. He buys two DSLRs to film on but also gives them back to save money. The actual music video is crystal clear and super HD and the camera he used was a Sony A7S which costs about £999 which is far better than spending £7000 on fancy high tech equipment.
TechRadar. 2017. Sony A7s vs A7R vs A7 – which Sony full-frame camera should you buy? | TechRadar. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.techradar.com/how-to/photography-video-capture/cameras/sony-a7s-vs-a7r-vs-a7-which-sony-full-frame-camera-should-you-buy-1320911. [Accessed 16 February 2017].
For my film, I found quite a big Hollywood Blockbuster it was Mad Max: Fury Road (2015). It uses DSLRs and that was a really clear film. It uses 3 types of DSLR cameras a Canon eos-5d, a Nikon d800 and an Olympus e-p5 it does also use cinematic cameras but there are more DSLR shots than any other. I think this can be very inspiring to young filmmakers as it shows even some of the biggest films are shot partially with DSLR cameras.
13 Big Hollywood Films Shot With The Cannon 5D Mark II | RecordingReviews.com | Gear Reviews, Shootouts, Demo’s and Tutorials. 2017. 13 Big Hollywood Films Shot With The Cannon 5D Mark II | RecordingReviews.com | Gear Reviews, Shootouts, Demo’s and Tutorials. [ONLINE] Available at:http://www.recordingreviews.com/shot-on-cannon-5d-mark-ii/. [Accessed 16 February 2017].
Christy Lemire. 2017. Mad Max: Fury Road – Christy Lemire : Christy Lemire. [ONLINE] Available at:http://www.christylemire.com/mad-max-fury-road/. [Accessed 16 February 2017]
In conclusion to my research, I have found that shooting films on DSLR cameras is a very cheap and affordable way of getting clear footage for a film project, and that famous rappers and directors use them to shoot their footage for their projects. I think that this altogether should inspire people to start just filming more and to let their creative side flow.