Filmmaking Gear

The following articles detail filmmaking gear. This includes camera reviews, audio gear and lighting so you can take action and make your movie now!

Film Scheduling And Budgeting Software

Gorilla Software Versus Movie Magic

To make a great movie, you need a great screenplay. And assuming you have your killer screenplay (the draft you are actually going to produce), you might be asking what to do next. The next step in the filmmaking process involves breaking your script into core elements. Your elements typically consist of: Locations, cast, sets, wardrobe, props, et al. Knowing your elements … [Read more...]

Thoughts On The Walimex Pro Aptaris System

Walimex Pro Aptaris System

Looking for a great camera support system? Check out the Walimex Pro Aptaris System. It's an amazing little support system that is great for beginning and veteran filmmakers alike. The versatile system is extremely modular, so you can choose to purchase an entire camera support all at once or in pieces as your need and budget allow. Thoughts On The Walimex Pro Aptaris … [Read more...]

What Filmmaker Gear Would You Grab If You Had $1000?

Filmmaker Gear

For many filmmakers, the thought of owning the latest and greatest filmmaker gear is exciting. If that describes you, today is your lucky day. For the next few minutes, imagine you magically received a $1000 dollar gift card. You have one hour to spend the money. And you can only buy filmmaker gear... What would you buy? What sort of filmmaking stuff would grab your … [Read more...]

Thoughts On The SmallHD Sidefinder 502

SmallHD_Sidefinder_502

Many filmmakers start out shooting on DSLRs, and indeed the DSLR created a revolution in low-budget filmmaking that is unmatched in the history of film. But one of the problems with DSLR filmmaking is the fact that most DSLRs have tiny, tiny screens. This is a problem when you have to nail focus at 1080P or now 4K resolution. So what do we do? Let's check out the latest … [Read more...]

Blackmagic Design URSA Mini

Blackmagic Design URSA Mini

It’s NAB time again, when filmmakers gather to drool over the latest and greatest offerings from companies around the world. This will keep us filmmakers busy for a few weeks, so let’s kick off with a company that been making waves in camera development for years: Blackmagic Design. Blackmagic Design came on to the scene by first introducing an inexpensive, high dynamic … [Read more...]