10 Gift Ideas for the No Budget Filmmaker
It is getting to be that time of year again, so don’t wait until the last minute to pick something up for that independent filmmaker in your family. If you are looking for a few ideas check out the below for our list of 10 gift ideas for the No Budget Filmmaker in 2018.
It might be a bit dated with references to film instead of digital but don’t let that stop you. This book will motivate any budding filmmaker to get off their butt and start shooting.
Professional photo and 4K video with variable video frame rates 4K: Max. 60fps & FHD: Max. 180fps. The Lumix is the go-to camera for many small production DOPs. Kit includes small LED light, shotgun mic, and more.
When it comes to lighting a set, LED lights will last a long time without the need for replacement, don’t get hot, and can be color balanced for the setting
There are more expensive options on the market but for the price, the Benro is an excellent option for smooth movement without breaking the bank.
Good filmmakers do not record sound directly into the camera. A decent record allows for audio adjustments during recording and will help get closer to that professional sound.
The next thing beyond a recorder is a shotgun mic to plug into it. The Nady is a low-cost option for someone starting out.
You don’t need to spend a lot of a boom pole, but if getting a shotgun mic you will probably need one.
A disk reflector is great for bouncing light or creating shadow when outdoors and is an excellent accessory for interviews. I always bring mine on a shoot even if I don’t think I will need it.
There are less expensive options on the market but when it comes to having the latest version and using software that sets standards for the industry, Premiere Pro is the best option.
With all the digital video footage, a computer won’t be able to hold it all. An external hard drive help. Consider getting two. One as a primary and the other as a backup.