There's a whole buttload of gear out there for filmmakers to pick from. This list of nine items will set you on the right path.
Ted Sim from Indy Mogul is joined by Caleb Pike of DSLR Video Shooter in this video to bring you their top picks for the most essential filmmaking gear. While being creative with what you've got will get you further than simply owning the best equipment, we all have to start somewhere with obtaining gear. And to that end, no one wants to waste money buying things that didn't matter or weren't of good enough quality to grow with.
Watch the full video above for Pike's specific recommendations on tripods, lighting, cameras, lenses, and accessories that you can look into and see if they are the right fit for your own work. Interestingly, he admits to have never owned a decent set of sticks showing that it's maybe not actually a necessity, yet it made the list. I'm on to you, Pike!
While there are nine pieces of equipment on this list, that can hardly cover all the essentials you might want in your kit. Help out the newbies and let us know in the comments below what you wish you knew really mattered when you started out.