4 Types of DIY Filmmaking Equipment

If you want to make a movie, then you need to have proper filmmaking equipment. Thanks to advances in digital technology, there are now more filmmakers creating their own work than ever before. But because there is so much competition out there, you need to make your work stand out from the rest. One way to do that is through production value. The right gear will give your production high value. Here are four types of DIY filmmaking equipment that you should have.

1. Camera

The camera is the most important piece of equipment to have because without it you can not shoot your movie. The quality of the camera you use will have a direct influence on the quality of the video you shoot. In today's world, you should have a camera that can shoot HD. You should also have a tripod with a fluid head to make sure that you have steady and professional looking shots.

2. Sound

Audiences are unforgiving to movies that are hard to hear. That's why it is so important to use professional quality microphones when shooting so that the audio comes out sounding clear. Pick a camera that has an audio input jack. Then, get a directional microphone and attach it to a boom pole. Run a long audio cable from the mic to the camera and have someone be your boom operator.

3. Lighting

Lighting is extremely important to creating professional looking images. If you have some money, then you should rent some professional video lights. If you're on a shoestring budget, then you can get by with some cheap clip lights from your local hardware store.

4. Tools

A basic tool kit with a drill is great to have on hand too. This way you can meet art department challenges that arrise as well as mount lights in unusual places.