I'm producing a short film to shoot in October and at this point we're debating shooting formats. We're choosing between;
We want to use this 1-day February tech test (it's actually a teaser trailer) to convince us whether we can fit RED into our budget.
The budget for the production is $13,000.
We currently have $3,200.
I've worked with RED several times so I absolutely want to shot on it, I just want to make sure that it's the best camera for THIS PRODUCTION'S NEEDS.
I need to make sure we can take advantage of the linear RAW format. I want to experiment and run tests with the DP and crew to assure they are knowledgeable about what distinguishes RED from all prosumer cameras.
If budget were no consideration, we'd shoot RED hands down, with Cooke S4's, but there's a stunt, locations costs, and light+grip equipment that take priority over camera.
Obviously, the knowledge and experience the camera owner can offer would be VERY valuable.
Also, shooting this teaser on RED would help us get more money from specific financiers for the actual project AND it would answer questions for me about post workflow.
PM me if you'd like to talk more because I REALLY want to shoot this test with RED.
I really appreciate it.