At the end of every year I always take a look at my business finances and see how much money I have to spend on new gear (so I don't get killed at tax time).
This year I did some gear purchases as needed, buying a DJI Phantom drone, an Osmo X3, a RedrockMicro mattebox, and some miscellaneous items like a Spyder Datacolor chip card, new C-stands, and sandbags.
I didn't have a whole lot of free cash this year, but I did have some. Here's what I just picked up from B&H:Read More
Let's get one thing straight before I get the ball rolling here. There is nothing wrong with logging on to a filmmaking forum or Facebook group and asking other filmmakers for advice when it comes to certain things. If you are looking for advice on a lighting setup, asking for a critique of your latest project or reel, or a client has asked you to rent a certain camera for a shoot that you've never used and you'd like you ask people about their experience with that camera - that's all good. If you are actively researching a piece of gear (not a camera) you want to buy but need some advice from filmmakers who own that gear, that's cool.Read More
The DJI Ronin comes in a really nice hard case. It may be a trivial thing if you are a weekend enthusiast, but if you travel from job to job, day after day, having a protective case with wheels is a huge bonus. Everything for the Ronin has a place in one of the two trays inside the case which makes packing and unpacking easy. The case's shell is not quite as thick as a Pelican, but it's sturdy enough to do the job.Read More
Want to compare gear? I don't lay my shit out on the floor like a hipster. I keep it in a case where it belongs. Take a peek:Read More
This post is all about how we shot In The Shadows of the Backstretch. From what gear we used, to how often we shot, to how we budgeted our film.Read More