I'm starting a new video production soon and I have been looking for suitable equipment for that. I'm shooting a golf instructional video production so the footage will mostly be shot outdoors on a tripod and the subject will be 6 to 30 feet (2 to 9 meters) away, talking and swinging a golf club. Additionally, there'll be some interviews and talking heads shot in studio and/or on a golf course.
I've researched the accessories subforum quite a bit and have come up with the following setup:
* Canon HV30
* Velbon DV-7000 tripod
* Rode Video Mic (w/ Dead Cat)
* Raynox HD-6600 Pro
* a lens hood
I have a couple of questions regarding this setup:
1) Is the Rode Video Mic sufficient for my particular use or should I consider getting a separate wireless mic for the instructor?
2) Is the wide angle lens really worth the investment in my particular use? How would my production benefit from getting one?
3) As I'm shooting most of the stuff outdoors and hopefully in clear skies & plenty of sun, what items you would recommend to assist in shooting, protecting the gear, etc.?
Oh, and I'm planning to release the production online first and later do a DVD production. Also, I'm quite a novice when it comes to shooting video and all the equipment. However, thanks to this forum I'm getting proficient pretty quickly, at least in theory.
Thanks a lot in advance for any advice and comments,