Got $10? Then Get Your Hands on These Cheap Filmmaking Essentials

These dirt-cheap filmmaking accessories are essential. (And they will only cost you $10 or less.)

Man, when it rains it pours, right? Yesterday, we talked about 7 sub-$20 items that every filmmaker should keep handy on set, including bongo ties, gaff tape, and shower curtains. Today, however, Jordy Vandeput of Cinecom has shared 5 more must-haves that will cost you even less. The great thing about most of these items is that they are small, lightweight, and portable enough to just keep in your camera bag for whenever you need it. Check out his video below:

We all know that filmmaking gear can be really, really expensive, but it's important to know that not every piece of gear that you'll need on set is going to be. A $100 may not get you a good camera, lense, or camera stabilizer, but it will definitely get you the weird, random things that will help you mount your camera, bounce your light, and give you more versatility when shooting your projects.

Here are the accessories Vandeput mentions in the video. (Links can be found in the video's description.)

  • Mini flathead screwdriver hammer
  • D-ring screw
  • DSLR camera shutter remote control
  • Desk lamps
  • Foam board

What are some other must-have filmmaking accessories that cost less than $10? Let us know down in the comments!     

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Very good stuff! (I did a similar video recently:

November 28, 2017 at 8:27PM, Edited November 28, 8:27PM

Adam Rahn
Producer / Director

Wow… This is simply amazing. If you are creative enough to use the things that we have lying around us, it is possible to make such filmmaking equipment at a very cheap rate. This was something inspiring to make something like that.
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February 25, 2018 at 11:19PM

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