by Lora Grady

Looking to take your filmmaking to the next level? No need to break the bank to find the professional-grade gear required to get there. With the easy-to-use products in this kit, you’ll have everything you need to achieve a sharper picture, comprehensive sound, and lighting for just about any environment, in studio or on the go.

1. Sony Alpha A6300

With cutting-edge 4D focus and the world’s fastest autofocus,
this lightweight camera allows you to capture clear images, even with
fast-moving subjects. Plus, it features multiple movie functions to help you up your game.

2. Sony SEL PZ 18-105MM F4 G OSS Lens

This handy lens provides great rendering and contrast at any focal length. Get super-smooth, quiet focus and a 6x zoom operation. OSS stabilization allows you to shoot in low-light environments, such as indoors or outside at night.

3. Rode VideoMic Pro+ with Rycote Suspension

This on-camera shotgun microphone is awesome for the on-the-fly filmmaker. It offers excellent recording clarity and digital switching, so you can capture better audio from the source and spend less time editing your sound.

4. Joby Gorillapod Rig

A flexible rig that’s easy to take on location is a must-have. The GorillaPod allows you to mount your camera and two additional devices, such as extra lights or microphones.

5. Cameron 120cm CF Slider with VH40 Pro Head

This non-skid slider is super-strong and made from lightweight carbon-fibre rails, which means you get professional-level suspension and smooth, precise camera movement for more dynamic shots.

6. Aputure Amaran AL-M9 Compact LED Light

Keep this super-thin, pocket-sized LED light in your kit to get adjustable brightness through nine high-efficiency bulbs. Its small size and built-in lithium battery make it perfect for capturing footage on the go.

This article was originally published in The Lens Magazine: Issue 2 – Fall 2018

Lora Grady

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Lora Grady

Lora Grady