Tom Barrance is one of the UK’s most experienced film educators. He runs the website learnaboutfilm.com and provides training, workshops and consultancy in film education and filmmaking. Based in South Wales, he works around the UK and in Europe.
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You can save a lot of money on filmmaking gear by choosing what you need, not what the marketers want you to buy. So here are my tips: 1 Don’t be an early adopter New cameras are most expensive when they first go on sale. The price usually drops a lot after a few months, so if you don’t […]
iPads and iPhones include good HD cameras. It’s really handy to be able to shoot and edit on the same device. You can get a lot of accessories and apps to make them better for filmmaking.
I’ve been testing the Canon XC10. It’s an easy-to-use pro camcorder – with excellent image stabilisation – that looks like a DSLR stills camera. The XC10 is for people who want to be able to shoot high-quality video without a big, expensive or complicated camera.
Rode’s new wireless radio microphone system is affordable, effective and easy to use. It’s a good alternative to on-camera and boom mics, particularly for solo shooters.
The iOgrapher case turns the iPad into a serious tool for video making. It makes the iPad easier to hold, and lets you mount it on a tripod or add microphones and other accessories.