What is the Best Budget Cine Prime Lens Set + Test Footage

If you are an independent filmmaker looking to build up your own kit, you likely have one major factor to consider—budget. Cinema gear costs money. A lot of money. Fortunately there has been a huge push over the past decade to make high-quality equipment much more affordable. Being spoiled for choice isn’t always the easiest … Read more

How to Build an ARRI ALEXA 35 Production Set from Scratch

It isn’t often that ARRI announces a new camera system but everyone needs to pay attention. The ALEXA 35 marks a generational leap in functionality and image quality for a company already at the top of the class. It’s truly impressive and it shows why ARRI is a popular pick for top-tier filmmaking productions. Coming … Read more

Sony a7S III vs FX3 vs FX6 vs FX9 – Which One to Pick?

Sony has a fully fleshed out lineup of cinema cameras at this time which they sensibly call the cinema line. This includes all the FX-series options plus the VENICE 2, though for most of us the FX3, FX6, and FX9 are more likely to find a way into our personal kits. If you are looking … Read more

Canon R5 vs Sony a7S III vs Panasonic GH6 vs Blackmagic 6K Pro – Ultimate Camera Shootout

Everybody makes great cameras these days. It is an amazing time to be a filmmaker as there are so many options to choose from so you can truly find the perfect kit for your needs. Making the decision can be very tough and choosing a brand is usually a lasting choice you have to stick … Read more

Best Budget Cinema Camera Under $500

We talk a lot about how you don’t need to buy the latest and most expensive cinema camera to get the job done. For beginners and even working pros, you don’t even need that much. Considering how quickly tech evolves, there are plenty of slightly older models that are highly capable and can be had … Read more