Indie Film Gear Guide For Entrepreneurial Filmmakers


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...]

Thoughts On PluralEyes


Almost everyone has seen the image of a film set when the cameras start rolling and someone steps into the shot with a slate, calls out the scene, and then slams the sticks to get things going. "Action!" It's an indelible image of filmmaking, but does it still have a place in the world of digital filmmaking? The short answer is, YES! This is especially true if you are … [Read more...]

How To Utilize Dual System Audio (On Your Next Shoot)

Rode Videomic Pro

How To Utilize Dual System Audio (On Your Next Shoot) by Michael Head While cinematography is the art of painting with light, an equally important (if not more important) aspect of video production is capturing quality audio. This is because  audiences will forgive poor visuals before they will forgive bad audio. My first dual system audio includes both a Rode Videomic Pro … [Read more...]

How The Rode Videomic Pro Produces Inexpensive Audio


Overview of the Rode Videomic Pro by Filmmaker Michael Head One of the most often overlooked aspects of video for beginning filmmakers is audio. To a point, it's easy to see why many filmmakers often overlook audio - After all, video is a visual art form, isn't it? Yes, but I will never forget this saying I heard: audio without video is radio; video without audio is … [Read more...]

Overview of the Zoom H2n


Overview of the Zoom H2n by filmmaker Michael Head There is much more that goes into making a successful then and an awesome camera and good lighting (although don't forget the importance of good lighting). Audiences are more likely to forgive weak visuals then poor audio. As a consequence, filmmakers need to be sure to capture quality audio in their films. In other words, … [Read more...]