There is that phrase about “it’s not how much you have, but what you do with what you have”. This gets applied to photography very often when you hear someone bemoan the fact they don’t have the new f1.2 lens, or latest camera body that can do ISO 30,000,000 & it’s the reason they don’t shoot more, or shoot better images. This is getting applied more & more to filming too these days with available tech being readily accessible. While entry level equipment may not be shooting ProRes444 & allow for creamy highlights & massive dynamic latitude, the point remains -shootingf/filming/doing a good idea is better than just talking about it. Period.
This is why I personally love little stints like this one that Bentley Motors did. They filmed a short film about their vehicles & did the entire thing using an iPhone5S. They didn’t stop there. They then did the edit on an iPad Air. On top of that, they did it on the back seat of the vehicle they were filming. Now a lot of that is purely media hype ra-ra, but the fact is, these guys took the most basic equipment we all have (mine is lying next to me on the desk) and DID something. Instead of just talking about it on a round of beers, they took initiative. That is the underlying key to all this.
DOING something, whether its filming/shooting/baking/blogging/writing/sculpting/painting is better than just putting it off because you think you need that *something* to do it. That barrier is your own lazy ass. I’m guilty of this. We all are. Yet you’ll be surprised at how much you can create & do in 1 day. Just 1 day alone. So next time you think of opening up Facebook & twitter to complain (and waste away your entire day) about what you don’t have & can’t do, rather grab your smartphone & head out. Go film something. Go shoot something. At the end of the day you’ll be +1 portfolio piece & something for someone else to talk about. Yay you.