Want to capture beautiful, cinematic images but don’t have the cash? Well, you might need less than you think.
If you’re looking to get your hands on a cinema camera, expect to spend at least $ 2000. (The Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera is one outlier at $ 1000.) And that’s just for the body alone—this doesn’t include the cost of lenses and accessories, like filters, memory cards, extra batteries, and cages. So, is there a solution for filmmakers who don’t have thousands and thousands of dollars to spend on camera gear? Caleb Pike of DSLR Video Shooter shows you how he built a full cinema camera kit for less than $ 250 in the video below.
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If you need a light kit but don’t have the funds, this $ 250 LED kit might be right up your alley.
Even though there are many ways to save money on lighting, sometimes you do need to bite the bullet and drop some dough on some lights. However, this can be a scary process, because 1.) lighting is important and not all lights are created equal, and 2.) you may not have enough money to get your hands on ones that are powerful/accurate/functional enough. But Caleb Pike of DSLR Video Shooter is here to give you some suggestions on some dirt cheap LEDs that will give you the most bang for your buck. Check out his video below:
This is actually the second video Pike has made about budget-friendly LED light kits, the first one having a maximum budget of $ 500. So for this video, he took it a little further and cut the budget in half for those that really need to pinch their production pennies.
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