January is the magical time of year when movie buffs from around the world gather at the Sundance Film Festival to enjoy what the best indie filmmakers created the previous year. If you dream about being one of them but don’t know where to begin, we’ve got a list of gear to get you started.
I am a hobbyist filmmaker. I started making films in 1996 with a friend from high school and my parents’ VHS camcorder. I’ve picked up a thing or two in the quarter century that’s passed since then. I’ve written, produced, directed, acted in, and crewed for dozens of short independent film projects. I’ve also been involved in four feature-film projects. I currently have three films that I’ve directed or produced on the festival circuit. So, I have some idea how to get rolling.
The following gear list is just for starters, and while some items might be a little expensive, you can pick up the whole list for about $1,500. And it’s a worthwhile investment because once you have this gear, you can use it over and over again for multiple…
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