When it comes to making investments, there are lots of routes you can go. In this case, the choice is between either a house, a low-risk investment for stability, or a RED Camera, a high-risk investment in yourself and your career. Which would you choose?
This isn't purely a hypothetical question. Not long ago, YouTuber Matthew Paquette was faced with this very decision. He could either buy a house and live there with all of his friends or buy a RED camera and pursue his dream of becoming a filmmaker. I know, personally, I would have gone with the RED Scarlet W, but having a house has never been on my own personal list of wants and needs in my life plan.
On one hand, a house brings stability and a place to call your own. On the other hand, a RED camera is shiny! Kidding, but in actuality, with a RED camera you can not only charge more, but you can rent it out to other productions, have more flexibility in post, and just sort of look the part. A lot of people underestimate just how powerful the optics of filmmaking can be. With the new Canon EOS R5, you can record in 8K raw; however, you are still filming with a DSLR-style camera, so to your client, you may still just be "a person with a camera" and not "a real filmmaker"
What do you think of this video? Would you choose the house? Or the RED?