DCP 70: Imagine - Creativity on a Budget

Creativity on a budget is the theme of this week's episode of the Digital Convergence podcast. We talk about two low budget films that prove to be a good antidote to the toxins of stratospherically high priced gear and software that have unfortunately dominated our conversations on this podcast for a while. Join Chris Fenwick, planetMitch, and I as we talk about how creativity does not need a gazillion dollars of gear and software.

The first film is titled The Camera by Peter Lewis. Peter says that this film was "largely born from its constraints. It had to be doable in my free time, and I had to be able to shoot it during my vacation... with a budget of only $50 to cover the props." The props included an old Polaroid camera that reveals more than is seen.

The second movie is called Copelandia by Luke Neuman. This movie is more than a test of the new Canon 5D Mark III. With just a little grading and a judicious bit of 35 film grain added, Luke has created an engaging movie full of twists and surprises. The film was shot with Nikor primes - something I like to do with my 5D Mark II. The Nikor lenses have a creamy, warmer look than the cooler L glass of Canon.

Until next week, that's a wrap!

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