Rigs and Gear
The best way to get that fluid Steadicam look for your shots. Raises production value immensely.
The way things used to be done. The prices on these have really dropped, and you can get a pretty good deal on them now.
Just a rock-solid ballbearing slider at a reasonable price. Put some movement into your shots.
A great pair of sticks that will go toe-to-to with the Manfrottos.
Like butter. (You don’t need it if you get the tripod above.)
Poor Man’s shoulder rig
Everybody’s got to start somewhere. This is a cheap barrier to entry.
Fifty-Dollar Follow Focus
Just about the easiest way to start pulling smooth focus.
Baseplate and Rods
Now that you’re building up your camera, you need to have a way to start mounting things to the rods.
Just a place to put your hands. No Biggie