May 20, 2015 at 5:15PM, Edited May 20, 5:16PM
Most important pieces of gear for a beginner rig?
I'm starting to get more clients and have a music video and wedding project coming up. I'm starting to put together a gear list for building a basic shoulder rig, but don't have anything more than the basic skeleton sketched out. I'm shooting with a Sony a6000 and Nikon d810, and already have audio figured out. So my question is:
What pieces of gear are ABSOLUTE MUST-HAVES for a basic DSLR shoulder rig? For example, do I really need a matte box, or can I put that money toward a battery pack and a couple ND filters? Is a follow focus super important, or can I go the cheap route temporarily and use a focus/zoom lever for now?
My rig will be based on this ( http://nofilmschool.com/2013/02/build-dslr-shoulder-rig-100-ebay-parts ), and I want to keep the price as low as possible.