But existing RED ONE owners can now upgrade to the Mysterium-X sensor, starting next week. The upgrade costs $5,750. Other details can be found at electronista.com.
FEATURE FILM MAKING AT USED CAR PRICES
In thinking about the price of these cameras (the RED ONE is sub-$20k, and the Scarlet looks like it will start at about $5K) reminded me of a book I read years ago called "Feature Film Making at User-car Prices: How to Write, Produce, Direct, Film, Edit, and Promote" by Rick Schmidt. It was a great book because he went through the entire process from writing and pre-production, shooting and editing, to promotion and getting your budget movie shown and into competitions. It was very informative and inspiring; even though I never wanted to make a feature movie.
But being reminded of that got me thinking; I figure that at the rate I acquired cameras over the year, had I saved my money I could have bought quite a nice car by now. :(
But then there's only so many things you can do with a car.
What ever happened to Rick? Turns out he's alive and well and has a website, as well as giving workshops and offering consulting.
I wondered if the book was still in-print, and it kind of is; it turns out he updated it to "Extreme DV at Used-Car prices..." Hmmm...it's a pity that DV is in the title; much of the book would be applicable to shooting using budget HD cameras, but most people will probably walk right past the book because it says "DV."