GEARS WE RECOMMEND FOR YOUR ORGANIZATION
The Nadus Institute instructors would like to present to you some options for gear choices to help further your efforts in capturing your story both through film and photography. We were budget conscious when selecting this gear in an effort that you’d spend less and create more! We believe that the below gear choices can help you improve upon the quality when it comes time for you to capture content. There is plenty of gear choices out there, much of which is not mentioned on this page. However, this is a great start in building what is needed most effectively when telling your story.
GEAR CHOICES FOR YOU
Canon EOS M50 Mirrorless Camera with 15-45mm lens
Canon’s budget mirrorless camera that shoots 4K video and 24 megapixel photos using the M-mount lens options. The 15-45mm lens provides a versatile field of view for all types of content.
UNIT PRICE: $649
Sony Alpha a6000 Mirrorless Camera with 16-50mm lens
Sony’s budget mirrorless camera that shoots full-HD video and 24 megapixel photos. This kit comes with everything you need to get started including a versatile 16-50mm lens, memory card, spare battery, and bag.
UNIT PRICE: $648
Blackmagic Design Pocket 6K Pro
A professional-level cinema camera that provides a beautifully cinematic image along with an array of useful features such as built-in ND filters and user-friendly exposure tools.
UNIT PRICE: $2495
Canon EF 24-105 F4 IS II
A photographic and video staple. The Canon 24-105 fits on EF mount cameras including full frame, and provides an extremely versatile field of view along with image stabilization for steady handheld shots.
UNIT PRICE: $1099
Rode Wireless Go II Audio Recorder
A great versatile audio recording device that can be used as a standalone recorder or with a lavalier.
UNIT PRICE: $299
Rode Camera-Mount Shotgun Microphone
A great versatile audio recording device that sits atop your camera.
UNIT PRICE: $249
Zoom H1N Audio Recorder
A great versatile entry-level audio recorder that can be used as a standalone recorder or with a lavalier.
UNIT PRICE: $119
A rechargeable pocket-sized light that can be used to light your subjects or used as an accent light.
UNIT PRICE: $45
A versatile, intermediate-level light that produces beautiful skin tones and can be used as a hard light or modified into a soft light.
UNIT PRICE: $199
Aputure 120D II
A powerful advanced-level light that produces beautiful skin tones and can be used as a hard light or modified into a soft light.
UNIT PRICE: $745
5-in-1 Collapsible Reflector
A budget-friendly kit staple that can add soft or harsh light, block unwanted light, or diffuse light.
UNIT PRICE: $24
TRIPOD AND STAND
Impact Light Stand
A tall, budget-friendly stand that can be used to hold lighting or audio gear.
UNIT PRICE: $55
Benro KH25P Video Tripod Kit
An entry-level budget-friendly tripod that can be used to add solid framing and composition or smooth pans and tilts to your footage.
UNIT PRICE: $199
Sachtler ACE XL Flowtech Tripod System
A professional-level lightweight tripod system that will save your back when adjusting height and horizon level.
UNIT PRICE: $1757
Matthews C Stand
The professional standard. The C stand is a heavy duty solution for supporting lighting, audio, frames, flags, fabrics, or whatever you can think of.
UNIT PRICE: $195
Tenba Cineluxe Video Shoulder Bag
My personal camera bag I’ve used for years. Comes in a variety of sizes and holds your fully-rigged camera along with lenses and other accessories.
UNIT PRICE: $245
Disclaimer: Not all of the below recommended gear is compatible with all that we suggested. If unsure, please consult with B&H or a professional to ensure you purchase the right gear.
"Remember, the gear is not what makes you a great filmmaker. Knowing how to tell a story does."
COURY DEEB Founder & CEO | Nadus Films