... i don´t want to derail this thread and thought a moment before posting.
Since you introduced yourself as a teacher, and you speak from a good heart with responsibility, I just wanted to let you know, that PERSPECTIVE is in the eyes of the one DREAMING UP the future and decides to follow his/her passion ....
Being an artist, there is no such thing as having to make compromises (in terms of lifestyle - and if one is radical, neither in art).
One does, what needs to be done. It is the calling. It is up to each of us to decide, wether to go on diet and walk to get to the EPIC goal - it is a process of self expression and transformation. We´d better teach resourcefulness, to who aspires.
One can and should always try and either succeeds or fails. part of the game.
this is growth and self expression which may or may not be in the realm of the teacher.
Please, do not kill the fire in those that dream as change happens in those moments of decision. Our mind expands to our task.
Sometimes, we need to jump to succeed.
All the best and love,
P.S: The original post of Jason Sinclair, worth repeating:
... Those of you aspiring filmmakers i would strongly suggest to at least consider reorganizing your thinking. Don't limit yourself with price barriers. You have a good nine months up your sleeve. When you are passionate and dedicated you will make it happen. Don't settle for anything short. Some risks in life are worth taking. This is one of them. I believe some of the most innovate work from these cameras will come from you guys. The capabilities of a new paradigm of story telling with this camera is phenomenal. There probably has never been a greater point in the history of cinema bar the invention of the movie camera right here right now. Try for it. What have you got to loose?