If you’re not shooting with it, sure, but the benefits to video recording and storing a full-HD video will outweigh the downsides. You’ll save money with a high-end video recorder. You can get a good deal on a good video camera for under $100.
In the end, buying a decent camera and a good video recorder is more or less a no-brainer. And for that reason, video recording is the most important, non-negotiable feature you should have.
Saving Private Ryan (1958) – James Cameron
This is the first of three posts about The Lost World: Jurassic Park. I’ll start with a story from the very beginning, the second of which is about Jurassic Park:
“It’s like the great American past-tense tradition: “It’s just a movie, okay?” Well, no, what’s that mean, ‘It’s not so great anymore, then?’ Now that I think about it, that’s what a “greatest decade” is supposed to mean…” -James Cameron
So if there is a “greatest decade,” it’s the 1980’s for dinosaurs. There’s something interesting about the way the two films are connected. In the first place, the entire audience watching these movies (those that actually paid the money) are likely to be people who would be familiar enough with the previous films to know the story of the films. These were not kids from Hollywood or the East Coast; these weren’t the masses. These were the masses from the Midwest, Appalachia, Ohio, and Michigan…and, of course, the rest of the country, too. These were people like my parents. If anyone is familiar with some of the old films, they likely know that the dinosaur is named “Yaw” (“Yawn”) and that the first scenes are set in the summer of 1973. This would make sense, after all (at least from the film’s point of view). As I said before, in the first film, the dinosaur doesn’t even exist as a creature and he doesn’t “die” that night. We also learn that Jurassic Park was actually set in 1976, because there’s a movie called The Lost World: Jurassic Park, which stars John Hammond at his best. In the first film, we see a man named James Cameron (James Dean) playing the first dinosaur. For the film itself there’s this interesting backstory that we don’t really get into:
“John was just a pretty
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