Part of my concern is partly of my own fear, for my business plan and its future. I love the technology and want it to work for me and for others. I dont want to see REDs gathering dust on shelves...unless they are rental shops. :whistling: I certainly never implied that RED was not for any segment of the population, only that perhaps rentals would be a better route, rather then ownership. I regularly volunteer my time/expertise(what little I have to offer)/equipment to young filmmakers who ask for my help. More professionals should.
The Father who wanted to put 20K down on a camera is, in MHO welcome to do so. Good on him! He fits my Rich Daddy scenario though does he not? I'm quite sure he and his family will very happy with his purchase. I wish I had my RED now to film my Son growing up.
"If a kid buys the camera under his own misguided pretense that it will magically make all of his films amazing and then fails miserably, that's his problem, not ours".
I want to stop good people from failing miserably. Many good people leave the business before they have a chance to seriously contribute to it.
Some are my friends.
"But there could also be a talented upcomer who can properly take advantage of all of the benefits that Red has to offer, and I see no reason to stifle that based on reasons of ego."
I sure hope so. I need more films to watch and talented directors to shoot for, but I sure hope you didn't mean my ego?
All the best