First time shooting on Canon XL1 : LUSENET : Shooting DV Films : One Thread

I am a student at Drexel University in Philadelphia, and I will be shooting a major project on Canon's XL1. I was just wondering what I can do and buy that would make the image as close to film as possible. I have a budget of about 500 dollars for camera accessories. Any suggestions and help will be greatly appreciated.

-- Eric Wagner (, January 29, 2001


Lense filters like Tiffens ProMist series go a long way to creating that mythical 'film-look'.

You want to think about sound as well though, and get a proper shotgun mic. What's the point in having a great looking film if the dialogue is muddy?

I've spent far more on accessories for my XL1 than I did the camera itself.


-- Daninthemix (, February 19, 2001.

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