Anonymous asked: hey!! im 18 & still working to save for uni, but i really really really want to make film!! i dont have the money for cameras or anything of the sort & im in a country town. how did you get started in filmmaking? thanks!! xxx
i always, my whole life, wanted to make films but felt too intimated about not knowing the first thing about how to do so and also didnt have access or the $$$ for any equipment. when i saw 20 i finished studying youth work at TAFE and wanted to study film (at the time i was on welfare and was eligible to have the government pay for any of my schooling through TAFE) but my mum strongly discouraged me from doing so (she said if i was to study anything i should take a course in retail so that way at least it would lead to employment). i continued to believe that me making films was impossible and not an option. than when i was 23 and my life as i knew it had suddenly changed and i was really struggling to deal with every minute of every day i one day decided i may aswell do what i always wanted to do. i started saving $$$ to get a camera and asked my family for my christmas present and birthday present to be a computer. a few months later i wrote and shot skate bitches. at that point everything i knew about what equipment to use + shooting and editing film i learned from youtube tutorials.
unfortunately the reality is you cant really make a film without equipment.
i own a canon rebel t3i (600D) which retails for $500- $700 depending where you get it, i also have a macbook pro with final cut pro 7 (but not the full version) which someone installed on my computer for free and a H4N zoom recorder ($300), all other equipment (lighting, microphone, boompole) i either borrow or hire/rent.
so unless you know people with equipment that you can borrow from or have a lil bit of $$$ to rent equipment (and have a camera store that rents out their gear in yr town) you are in a bit of a pickle. the good thing about you planning on going to uni is that once you go you will most likely have or know someone who has access to borrowing the really really fancy expensive equipment that the university owns.
yes yes yes saw sickboy play on a beach on nye 2009
lipstickburger sent me this pic LOL LOL
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