One of the best cinematographers, Matt Workman, talks about his three best investments in his career in cinematography. His investments are not necessarily the best high end equipment, but these three things are investments he made from the start of his career that he is still using to this date.
While lovers of art made good investments from around the world like something they considered unique like the Katana sword, to some it is just a sword. But to those who are into in depth details, these investments are something worth having. So let’s take a look at this particular cinema photographer’s best investment from the beginning of his career.
1. The Good Winter Jacket. If you work in New York City, it gets really cold and wintery. Shoots are being done outdoors and you want to protect yourself from the weather. So one of the first good investments you can get is a winter jacket, it has a hood, it is waterproof, and it has sleeve straps on it so you can protect your arms better from the cold. It has two front pockets that you can put your personal stuff needed in the shoot. Overall the jacket is one of the best investments ever made that serves useful to this date.
2. You will need a tripod in travel shoots. You will want a light and flexible tripod that will serve your purpose; you don’t want a tripod that’s bulky and weighty in your travels. The tripod this cinematographer has chosen is a Gizmo tripod that can be adjusted in the head and over at the legs but weighs really light.
3. Canyon Zoom Lenses (16-35). Investing in good lenses that is compatible on video and photography is something that you would want to look at. Good lenses can be used on a 5d and a 7d that really works in almost all the photography and video shoots.