Low Budget Filmmaking Equipment List: What Do You Actually Need?

So, you want to become a filmmaker? Maybe you’re a young dreamer like I was, maybe you’ve taken a liking to a new challenge later in life, or maybe you are somewhere in the middle. Regardless, as a newbie filmmaker, you are going to need equipment. Films use audio and video like a painting uses …

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Best Cameras For Beginner Filmmakers

Best Camera For Beginner Filmmakers

As a beginner filmmaker, choosing the right camera can be a daunting task. There is so much technical lingo that it’s hard not to feel overwhelmed. Low budget filmmaking is one of my specialties, and I have a lot of experience working with all types of cameras.  The camera is one of the tools to …

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Best Capture Card for Streaming (Buyer’s Guide Included!) 2022

Streaming is taking the world of entertainment by storm. Platforms such as Twitch are growing exponentially in popularity. People of all ages, particularly Gen Z, love tuning in to watch their favorite streamers play video games and chat about the world and share other insights. If you’re a filmmaker, video podcaster, or vlogger, Twitch is …

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The 5 Best 5K And 6K Affordable Video Cameras 2022

There are many advantages to having higher resolution cameras, and now 4K, 5K, and even 6K cameras are affordable to the independent filmmaker. In fact, even 12K has become somewhat affordable with the URSA Mini Pro 12K. These changes are exciting and allow even low-budget productions to experience the benefits of cameras exceeding 4K video. …

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Complete List Of RF Mount Cinema Lenses

After I bought a RED Komodo, which comes with a Canon RF mount, I’ve been on the search for lenses – both cine and photography – that will work natively on that camera. So I’ve created this table with native RF mount cine lenses – great for Canon C70, RED Komodo, and similar cameras. I …

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Best Smoke Fog Machine For Your Budget 2022

A smoke machine can add just the right aesthetic touch for a cinematic opening or a theatrical music video transition. A smoke fog machine is an excellent option for everything from spicing up your product videos (and photos), adding an eerie atmosphere to the graveyard scene in your horror short film, and creating some exciting …

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Best Budget Anamorphic Lens for MFT Cameras 2022 (Modern Lenses)

Best budget anamorphic lens

Anamorphic lenses are awesome for creating a cinematic look. They capture a wider view than traditional spherical lenses, create beautiful oval bokeh and cool horizontal flares. The only drawback is the cost of anamorphic lenses. Top anamorphic lenses are costly. For micro four-thirds (MFT) sensors, it’s no different as anamorphic lenses tend to be more …

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Best Budget-Friendly Tripod Dolly 2022

A quality tripod dolly is a convenient accessory for any photographer or videographer. Tripods help keep your camera steady, but they are often difficult to reposition. Tripod dollies make tripods more mobile. As with a camera dolly, a tripod dolly has wheels. However, it also has a base with anchor points for supporting a tripod. …

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