October 9, 2016 at 7:15AM
I have a Canon 600D and a very small budget, what do I need to buy?
As far back as I can remember I have always wanted to be a filmmaker (or since I saw Goodfellas when I was like 9), and I'm 13 now so my mum gave me her Canon 600D. I also have a small budget of less than $400, so what do I need to buy?
I'm sure for the first few weeks (or months or years IDK!) I'm just going to be experimenting with shooting different footage to really learn how to make films, but I still know that for a good short film you need to have lights, camera, a microphone and editing software. I have a good camera and a 18-55mm lens, but nothing else. Where should I get the mic, lights and software and which one?
Also my camera also has a headphone port, do I need headphones? I have a pair of Turtle Beach headphones, so I could always use those.
Also does anyone have any other tips for film-making? I am currently taking Werner Herzog's Masterclass and I am going to start writing everyday.