I'm curious what would you all consider a base setup for the RED system? The minimal amount of things you'd need to go shoot something? Might sound like a stupid question I know. Obviously the Base Body, Set of Basic Lenses, LCD, EVF, Base Production Pack, A Battery or Two, at least Two of the RedDrive units, A few assorted grip handles to add to the setup, Follow Focus, Possible MatteBox (probably a good decision), and a Tripod that's able to handle all the weight.
Am I missing something critical here? What kind of things would you all like to have around or on a basic RED package before you'd feel comfortable shooting with it? Obviously this has a lot to do with what your shooting, but lets just assume your shooting a lower budget indie (in the hundreds of thousands).
Anybody have a number I should expect to pay to own my own RED System, even at a minimum setup? I'm guessing upwards of $50,000 to really make the thing useful in some way and even get started.
Please excuse my ignorance, I know this is the place for the "pros." Some example screenshots of mine here. Just in case someone bites back thinking I'm a 16 year old kid with a Canon DV camera ;) I'm pretty serious about these questions for the future.
Many would suggest renting, and while I would agree I do want to know IF I wanted to own my own RED setup, what at a minimum I should be thinking to buy.