I'm quite new to this forum but I have followed the development of the RED camera since I first thought it was a joke that someone would sell such a camera for such a low price
Anyway, I'm planning to buy this camera in a year or two, whenever I'm able to pay the price (in other words whenever I sell my car, my appartment, my self etc)
So, I'm trying to calculate just how much I need to spend/how many things I need to have to be able to go from A to B in the workflow. Currently I have the capability to edit 1080p footage at my home workstation. But if I'm going to do something in 2k or 4k I'm going to a postprod-house instead. So postproduction is not calculated into the price.
I just need to know what I need for production, not counting lightning equipment or sound.
What do I need except the RED camera to be able to go through a shortfilm production?
I have currently done this calculation of what I need:
1. RED ONE - $17500
2. RED ONE BASIC PRODUCTION PACK - $1250
3. RED ONE POWER PACK - $1450
4. RED LCD Screen (5.6") - $1700
5. RED DRIVE 320gb x2 - $1800
6. RED FD MOUNT (Canon) (EF if that's something that will happen) - $500
Now, I'm not sure what type of workflow I'm aiming at, but what I will do, when making my own movies is to shoot in 4k, convert to 1080p and edit in Avid, then burn to Bluray 1080p and keep a high quality master on three harddrives. Maybe the CF is a better workflow when shooting, I don't know.
What are your thoughts about this? Am I totally "out there" or is this the minimum of what I need to achieve my independent dreams?
Or is there something I don't really need?
Please answer, I can't get my head around this...