I’ve been using the same camera to make movies with for the past 10 years—long past its probable life expectancy. I’m amazed it’s lasted as long as it has. It still *technically* works, but it’s clear that the time has come that I need a new camera.
I won’t be replacing it with something brand new and super expensive—as with most artists, I wait a little while and see what holds up. The hot-off-the-presses equipment is for the product reviewers and the pixel chasers and the rubes—creatives wait a few years and see what’s durable and reliable. Because we’re actually going to use the shit.
The new camera I need will run me about $2000. That is the amount I’m asking for on my crowdfunding campaign for my next movie, Tiny Plastic Sharks. Every dollar you give will go towards my new camera. Give what you can, and enjoy the fun rewards for doing so.
If you’ve enjoyed my films, my Substacks, my anything, help me out. Make it so that I’ll be able to make films for the next 10 years and beyond.
Thank you for reading.
I also need a new camera. The product cycle of my camera was pegged at two years when I bought it... I decided to schedule an upgrade in FIVE years... It's now 8 years old!
Its casing is has melted off in some areas, the electronic display is fogged from scratches and the underlying electronics slowly separating from the screen, but that wasn't what did it in for me. It's when I discovered scratches and dents on the sensor that I knew it was time to call it.
10/10 can recommend running your kit into the ground.