Well guys... congratulations for your work and your experiences! That's amazing!
More specifics about my project... that's right. The project is a feature film, 2h30'. The film's release is scheduled for 2025, because filming will last more or less 10 years. This is the reason for 4K: in 2025 I suppose that Full-HD will be seen as SD today! Yes, probably also 4K will be "old" in that time, but surely youger then HD or 2K. Scarlet probably will mount Dragon in a year and we'll have 4K at 48 fps (and this is the format of The Hobbit!)
Now... I perfectly know that I'm not a great film maker, but I simply try to do my best to obtain a good visual result for a visually decent future film.
The reasons that lead me to do this 10-years-film are very personal, in fact I can describe to you the subject as A WOMAN GETS OLDER IN HER HOUSE. The (non)actress is now 69 y.o. and in 2025 she will be 83 y.o. Visually my models are Sokurov (Mother and Son; Elegy of a Voyage), Tarr (Satantango), Bartas (The House), so my idea for the film is to join 61 "pictures", 2/3min. long (and a bit static) "poetical" takes without dialogues, but only ambient noises. Nevertheless, every "picture" has its own music soundtrack: 61 piano pieces (the duration of each take corresponds to the duration of its own track).
Now... I'm absolutely alone in this project, and all the budget comes directly from my bank account
. That means I haven't money to buy many cams or to buy a 5D2 to make experiences and then a different camera to shoot in 4K. I have no choice: beginning directly with the "definitive" cam and trying to learn quickly
. I know it's folly, I know that I have no experiences about filming (I mainly come from audio world and this was born as a musical project!) but I have to do it... And that's it
After all I think that I will wait for Scarlet-Dragon for 4K-48 fps, but with the collection/configuration advised by Mr. ftbt.
I honestly remain in doubt about giving up the Mac because I use Logic and I love OSX. I know that now PC are faster, but perhaps THIS
could be a good solution.
About software... I need mainly to edit (no particular effect) and to do color grading. So, which workflow for 4K redcode? I used FinalCut Pro, but it can't edit in 4K. So remain:
1. Adobe CS6 with SpeedGrade
2. Autodesk Smoke 2013 (all-in-one)
3. Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve (color grading only)
I'd like so much to work with DaVinci (sorry but... was the software used by Sokurov for Russian Ark
) but when I used FCP I was accustomed to export clips to the other sw of the Studio suite without re-encoding. I suppose that CS6 will do the same from Premiere to SpeedGrade, but which is the trick to use DaVinci without re-encoding? Can I do this from Premiere to DaVinci? (because If I'm right Smoke 2013 and DaVinci can't run together! Dammit!)
Guys, thanks a lot for your help!