CHAPTER 11

Your Video Toolkit

In This Chapter

•  What should you look for when buying a camera?

•  What camera and production accessories are essential or optional?

If you’ve ever spent time doing DIY work around your house, you’ll know how important it is to have the right tool for the right task. For example, it’s difficult to cut 45-degree angles on baseboards without a miter saw, just as it is hard to screw a Phillips-head screw with a flat-head screwdriver. Yes, you can do it, but it’s not easy and takes longer.

As important as it is to have the right tools, it’s also important to have good-quality tools. Buy a $1 paintbrush and some of the ...

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