I will be traveling to India in a few weeks and I want to document the journey. Now I'm looking for the right equipment.
There are two constraints: First, the amount of work I want to put into shooting should be just short of dominating the journey. In other words, I want to take my camera everywhere but it should be small enough to not be in the way when I want to enjoy the moment and put it away (I guess everyone has this problem). We will be backpacking and moving around a lot, so I'm not looking for studio equipment or anything too heavy.
EDIT: I would like to make three kinds of shots: 1) some well-thought-out tripod shots of scenery 2) to take my camera into town on some occasions to get relatively stable footage of everyday life and of my travel partner 3) shots on the go, which can be of the Go Pro cam sort. Instead of making the filming itself less elaborate, I just cut down on the times I pick up my camera. Are these 3 kinds of shots going to give me footage for a travel documentary which isn't just interesting to watch because there's me in it?
At this moment I have a Canon 650D with a 28-105mm L and a 50mm 1.4 lens, plus a good fluid tripod. I would like to improve my footage as much as possible within the space constraint outlined above.
The second constraint is that I don't want to spend more than 500€ (absolute limit 800€).
I have already considered buying a Rode Videomic shotgun mic to improve audio. What are your thoughts?
If you have been in the same situation before, you can probably help me best. What's your experience?
PS: Help me improve my question. I don't know what information you need to give me a good answer. PS2: I have already read "What equipment should I get for starting out making professional quality films?" which helped me somewhat but was too unspecific for my situation.