Friday, January 15, 2010

What would a filmmaker buy

... If he had an unlimited loan, a good big amount that lets you buy anything you want? Emergency loans are not easy to come by, and you really only get what you need, not what you want. Here's a list of ten things I would want to buy if I had an unlimited loan with a decent payback interest rate:

1. ARRI 35mm camera - the latest one!

2. Stock film - at least 10 hours- for the above camera so I can shoot/get the movie shot by a professional DP. My first 35 mm film.

3. AVID Media Composer (latest version) - the best suite yet for editing films, what else.

4. Apple iMac with the latest Final Cut Pro bundle. Best for editing digital video.

5. Final Draft software - for help in formatting scripts and screenplays!

6. Filmmaking books - a list of my recommended filmmaking books is already there on this blog's sidebar (on the right).

7. Adobe Production premium - to have Adobe's brilliant editing, compositing and image editing software on my laptop .

8. Adobe Dreamweaver software with tutorial pack to help design my own proper website.

9. Various 35mm Lenses and filters for the camera mentioned in pont no. 1

10. A studio cabin where I can fit in most of this stuff!!

Thats all folks, tell me your top 10 list.


James said...

Number 10 es VERY important. All that equipment can really take up space!

Tony Johnston said...

I actually wanted for a long time the Habbycam SD Brace and I just today ended up breaking down and buying one

can't wait to get it I will give a review of it once I receive it.

Film School Database said...

One of the most important things is finding PEOPLE to use the equipment.

So something I would suggest to anyone, unlimited loan or not, is to start using our network of film students to your advantage: - signup is free.

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Albert Ghosh said...

I guess I would need a studio cabin as well. But what I badly want is that new Panasonic AG-AF100 which is yet to be released this year. I usually stop by camcorder rentals Pocatello branch or in Idaho Falls whenever I need a high-end camera.

Anonymous said...

Sheeeet. You can get most of that stuff for free.

filmmaker blog said...

I agree that talented people are the most important asset to any film. After that I agree that I want the newest Arri!

inswinger said...


That was a crisp and clean post. I don't have any proper training in Filmmaking. But I'm very much interested in doing it.

All these years i could afford is my DSLR. Only with ideas and creativity anybody can't be a filmmaker. Financial freedom is important when you have financial commitments.

All that I was able to do is in the below link...

Saravanan Kuppusamy

Tom said...

Great post, if anyone has a Stock Video that they've shot and would like to share please head to and shortly we'll have user accounts so you can upload your own videos to our website.