One thing prospective filmmakers are constantly asking, is “What are the filmmaking bare essentials?” And it’s a good question.

Entering the film industry can be a daunting experience. You love film, but don’t have a clue about running a business. You need a camera but you don’t have any money… And unless you have generous family members, you’re going to struggle just getting out of the starting blocks.

At Able Video, we understand that sometimes obtaining the bare essentials for achieving professional results can be challenging, and so we’ve created a range of packages to suit any budget with everything you need to start shooting.

The Student Package:

What’s included:

  • Sony a7s mkii
  • Metabones Speed Booster + Canon 24-105 F4 (Speed Booster makes lens an f2.8)
  • Tripod
  • Boom Pole, Shotgun Microphone + Blimp (as well as about 20m of XLR)
  • 2 x LED Panels
  • 1 x Poly
  • 1 x Collapsable reflector

The Intermediate Package:

What’s included:

  • Sony FS5
  • Metabones Speed Booster + Canon 24-105 F4 (Speed Booster makes lens an f2.8)
  • Tripod
  • Boom Pole, Shotgun Microphone + Blimp (as well as about 20m of XLR)
  • 1x Sennheiser Lapel Transmitter/Receiver
  • 3 x LED Panels
  • 1 x 6′ x 6′ (2m x 2m) Scrim
  • 1 x Collapsable reflector
  • 1 x C-Stand

The Semi-Pro Package:

What’s included:

  • Sony FS7
  • Metabones Speed Booster + Canon 24-105 F4 (Speed Booster makes lens an f2.8)
  • Tripod
  • Boom Pole, Shotgun Microphone + Blimp (as well as about 20m of XLR)
  • 2x Sennheiser Lapel Transmitter/Receiver
  • Zoom H4 Audio Recorder
  • 3 x LED Panels
  • 1 x 6′ x 6′ (2m x 2m) Scrim
  • 1 x Collapsable reflector
  • 2 x C-Stand

The Pro Package:

What’s included:

  • Sony FS7 + XDCA-FS7 Extension Unit
  • Odyssey 7Q for RAW recording
  • Metabones Speed Booster
  • Canon 24-70mm 2.8
  • Canon 70-200mm 2.8
  • Tripod
  • Boom Pole, Shotgun Microphone + Blimp (as well as about 20m of XLR)
  • 2x Sennheiser Lapel Transmitter/Receiver
  • Zoom H4 Audio Recorder
  • 3 x LED Panels
  • 1 x 6′ x 6′ (2m x 2m) Scrim
  • 1 x Collapsable reflector
  • 2 x C-Stand

Each one of those packages are the filmmaking bare essentials of any level of production you’re willing to come across. Whether you’re a professional filmmaker who needs a cinema level package for your production, or an amateur, looking for a production kit for your student production, we’ve got everything you’d need to run a production from start to finish.

We also have Student, Intermediate, Semi-Pro and Pro interview kit packages, too. All of these kits come with two cameras.

If renting isn’t for you, and you’re more looking for a list of what you should by, check out this awesome video by Matti Haapoja about the 5 Things You Need As A Filmmaker:

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