Making Money: Equipment or Talent?
Question: Can I make money with DV equipment?
The equipment is not likely to be the problem; the problem is going to be your skills, which are both talent to create what you need and the ability to sell it to people who are inclined to pay you.
If you want to do a one-off project, I’d recommend that you hire a professional videographer and crew. This will probably cost you less than paying for equipment and your time spent learning it, and it will give you more time to focus on what you actually want in your project. Best of all, you’re guaranteed a good-quality result, assuming you have an adequate budget and hire competent people.
You should only get into this business and buy the equipment if you really love creating video, and you have a project you feel would make you succeed, or sufficient contacts to get video making jobs. If you don’t have those things, your equipment is more likely to sit around gathering dust than making you money.
Here is a great video to watch on the subject of equipment vs. talent.