Most filmmaking tech geeks (including me) get excited about new cameras without giving much thought to lenses. But before the light of our image ever touches the camera sensor, it has to pass through the lens. So while new camera bodies are released every year (see: Sony A7r II, for example), a good set of lenses can and should last an owner-operator through several … [Read more...]
The following articles detail filmmaking gear. This includes camera reviews, audio gear and lighting so you can take action and make your movie now!
One of the first things people ask when they decide to start filmmaking is this: What indie film gear should I get? My first answer is usually "use what you have." This is because having more expensive gear does not make you a better filmmaker. But continued practice with the indie film gear you already have can help you hone your craft. My selections are based on ideas … [Read more...]
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...]
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...]
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...]