DIY : DIY filmmaking gear you can make for $15 or less – Film Daily – Medium

Filmmaking is an expensive business. Even after a successful crowdfunding campaign, an unexpected (and very welcome tax return), or months and months of working double shifts flipping burgers between planning your passion project, it’s surprising how quickly the money gets sucked into the filmmaking vacuum to cover actors’ fees, travel costs, and equipment.

Basically you need all the help you can get. Depending on what equipment you decide to go with, videography gear can bust your budget before you even start shooting — but there’s no reason to go broke before you’ve even yelled “action”. There are a number of ways to cut corners and keep costs low, especially if you’re willing to go down the DIY route.

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