About Budget Filmmaker
My name is Alan Besedin and I am a Budget Filmmaker. I really like the idea of owning my own kit, rather than renting it. I don’t have much money to buy stuff from top brands and I’m not very good at DIY, so I try to buy everything on low budget. Currently this site and my reviews are based around the DSLR cameras, because I think they are incredible budget filmmaking tools, probably the best thing that happened to indie filmmakers in recent years, allowing small budget filmmakers like myself achieve the results that one could only dream of 3-4 years ago. The incredibly expensive, high-end cameras were always there and will stay for high end productions, but DSLRs gave us ability to compete with this high end cameras and achieve the “Hollywood” lookthat we all love.
The reality though is that DSLRs are stills cameras, so to get the best out of them one needs to invest into some accessories. It is up to each individual how far they want to go into this customization of their camera. I really want to get the best out of it I can, so my mission is to accessorize it without spending a fortune.
Film-making is not only about the camera though, there are so my other tools that can enhance a creative film project. Lighting and grip equipment is as important as the camera, so I also review and write about a lot equipment that can be used with any cameras, not just DSLRs. I would advice taking a look at my buyer's guides, which are useful to any filmmaker.
I really love eBay, so that is where most of my gear came from. A lot of research and constant search for bargains saves me a lot of money in a long run. Some time ago, I started reviewing my purchases on Youtube. I really hope that these videos help other filmmakers in their research. My DSLR is now fully rigged up now and I can’t keep buying new FFs , MBs, Cages, Shouler Rigs and Sliders, partially because I don’t have the money and also because I currently don’t need them. However I keep finding eBay bargains on daily basis and I want you guys to take advantage of them. I can’t buy everything I find, but some of you will definitely find these bargains useful, so keep checking my page on daily basis for latest finds, reviews and news in Budget Filmmaking world.