hi fellow artist :)
i am need of some advice. i am graphic designer working in a theme park in doha. I record the birthday parties that are held in our park.a I also use FCP X as my software platform. I would like up my skills in this department since I am slowly gaining experience as well.
As a start i would like to do small birthdays and engagement events coz they will be the small start i am looking for. It would also be the right way for me to go. Do it as a hobby for now and slowly start charging.
What should i buy? A friend told me to buy a dslr coz it is easier to carry and now they have excellent recording features and taking photos will be a plus as well. I was actually weighing out the pros and cons between the 2.
1. Camcorders were built to be hand held for longer time periods but bulky to carry around. You don’t have to worry about the auto focusing ect..
2. On the other hand, the Dslr takes less space but can be bulky in the hand and can get difficult to hold for long periods of time. You also have interchangeable lenses to make things go, wow! but with a wow price. Auto Focusing can get tricky as well and this is what makes the camcorder a viable choice.
I know that some will say, it depends on my budget but I am too am not really sure. What is the beginner’s route I should take? What should be in my arsenal kit? Could use some guidance and direction here!
Thank you in advance