Here is the run down of what we used to shoot Panzer Corps. Real low budget stuff, but it still adds up if your buying it! Get the best camera you can and DON'T SKIMP ON YOUR AUDIO!... or lighting. Lighting you can do cheap, but get a good mic! Audio is almost more important honestly. Camera
My old Canon Xl1-S-
I shot it in 60i and will convert the project to 24p in post. Good software to do that is Red Giant's "Frames"- more about that in an another tutorial.
This lens has a better picture than the servo lens the camera comes with.
Bogen Fig Rig-
Since the lens doesn't
have image stabilization
i didn't want the viewers to get motion sick.
This is what we used for our behind the scenes footage. CHEAP! Talk soft, the mic sucks!Audio
Sennheiser ME66 Mic-
This mic can pickup your grandma farting two states away. Good audio is key!
To keep the mic above the camera shot.
Reduce wind noise
DV Promix 3 Portable Mixer-
This way our Audio gal Lora could adjust the audio and go straight into the camera.
2 XLR cables-
One to the mic, one to the camera
Lowel Tungsten Package-
We used two lights during the campfire scene and that was it. I wish i could have done more but there was no time or budget for a generator and a proper lighting package. Bummer, i love lighting.
Extension Cords "stingers"-
We had three or four cords with a splitter.
Yes i stole these pictures from B&H but i buy all my video gear from them, they have everything and great prices. ****TIP****
Sometimes you can find really cheap cameras on the web, make SURE that it has an US warranty and is made for American consumers. You could get a camera in Chinese... (this goes for still cameras as well)