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Cost of Film Equipment & Shot Inspiration

How much does film equipment cost?

How much does equipment cost (for decent / pro-sumer models)?

Tripod: $40 - $200
Dolly $150 - $300 for a tripod extension dolly
Steadycam: $1000 - $5000 ++

Shot inspiration ideas: creating landmark shots

After you’ve mastered the basics of camera movement and composition, you’re going to want to try and experiment with different creative ideas. As a filmmaker you’ll slowly start to develop your own style. Maybe you’ll bring back longer shots with more body language. Maybe you’ll use focus settings in innovative ways. Maybe you’ll become a pro at staging sequences with contrasting colors. In the end, this is your goal. You want to create a style that is all your own.
 

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