Filmmaking has leaned on a variety of prior traditions, including oral storytelling, literature, theatre, and visual arts. As a Filmmaker, you’ll need to have knowledge about the equipment that you must carry while filming. In this article, we’ll outline 5 must-have equipment for independent filmmakers. Without these, it will be difficult to even begin making your film. We’d even go so far as to argue that you shouldn’t start watching your movie until you’ve checked off every item on the to-do list. The sole exception is if you’re filming a silent picture, in which case you’ll just want three of the six essentials. Are you able to figure out what they are? There’s no reason to. 

Continue reading to find out.

1. A Camera

That’s pretty obvious. You’re going to need a camera! All you’d have without it is sound. That’s how radio works. A camera is required and should be carefully picked to match the needs of your film as well as your budget. DSLR cameras have relieved filmmakers of the hassle of renting cameras for hundreds of dollars per day from equipment houses. It’s not an easy decision, but if you’ve decided to buy a digital camera, we recommend doing some research online. So, you choose the camera that perfectly fits your needs.

2. External Memory Card