The Indie Film Starter Kit — Medium

I’ll keep this one short and sweet and let you look at the pretty pictures. Below you will find a number of kits varying from very low budget to high-end “cash-money-baby” kits. Start small and upgrade as the years go by.

Motto: The Filmmaker should be Better than the Gear; not the other way around. 

1. The Broke-Ass 

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Canon T5i w/Kit Lens (18–55mm)
HDTZ Shotgun Mic
Fluid Head Tripod (<$75)
Zoom H1n
Fluorescent 4-Socket Light Kit
HitFilm Express/LightWorks/iMovie

Diagnosis: Upgrade in 2 Years

 

2. The Fresh-Out-of-College 

 

 

 

 

Canon 70D w/24–70mm L f2.8
Rode NTG-2
Manfrotto Tripod
Tascam DR-60D
Lowell 3-Piece Light Kitt
Adobe Premiere Pro/Final Cut Pro X

Diagnosis: Upgrade in 4 Years

 

 

 

3. The Young Professional 

 

 

 

 

Canon C100 MkII/Sony FS5
Canon Primes 24/35/50/85mm
RODE Filmmaker’s Kit
RODE NTG-2
Zoom H6
Manfrotto Tripod
Arri Plus 5 Light Kit DJI Ronin-M
Adobe Creative Suite CC

Diagnosis: Upgrade in 4 Years

 

 

 

4. The Established Filmmaker 

 

 

 

 

RED Epic Dragon/Canon C300 MkII
XEEN Lenses 24/35/50/85mm
Zacuto Recoil Rig w/Follow Focus
Countryman B3 Lavalier
Sennheiser MKH 416
Tascam DR-70D/Sound Devices 633
KinoFlo Interview Kit
Movi M10
Sachtler Video Tripod
Adobe Creative Suite CC
Davinci Resolve 12

 

 

 

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Jordan P. Anderson