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...]

How I Use The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera

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My name is Bojan Dulabic and I’m a filmmaker from Vancouver. I’m currently in the process of finishing my second feature film Project: Eugenics, which I shot mostly on the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera. In this article I’d like to talk about some of pros and cons, myths associate with this camera, how I used it to shoot a feature film and the post production … [Read more...]

The Best HD Video Camera For Filmmakers On A Budget

HD Video Camera

If you're looking for the best HD video camera, you're not alone. Over the past year, my inbox has been inundated by ambitious filmmakers seeking advice on gear. And if you're like most filmmakers, you can't wait to get your hands on the best HD video camera and lens package you can. To help us out, I reached out to filmmaker and self proclaimed gear nerd, Michael … [Read more...]

Thoughts on The Sony FS7

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It is great when companies listen to their users. Sony obviously listened to comments about the ergonomics of the FS100 and 700 when they designed their newest XDCAM, the Sony PXW-FS7. The Sony FS7 is an ergonomic prize. It sits nicely on your shoulder and has an extendible handle that puts controls in perfect reach for a one man shooter. The Sony FS7 sports a super-35 … [Read more...]

The Sony A7s Camera

Sony A7s

Thoughts On The Sony A7s Camera by Michael Head I once had a cinematography professor tell me that the video DSLR trend is just a fad. But for whatever reasons, camera manufacturers didn't hear his message. New and more powerful cameras are coming out everyday, and each model strives to be better then the one before it. This makes it hard to be a tech-nerd in the film … [Read more...]