My movie makin' stuffs

A Listmania! list by David J. Thornburg
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The list author says: "This is a list of the things recommended to me by film students/people who know what they're talking about."
Canon EOS 7D 18 MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera with 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Lens (discontinued by manufacturer)
1.  Canon EOS 7D 18 MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera with 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Lens (discontinued by manufacturer) by Canon
The list author says:
  "Although the T2i offers the same picture size/quality for half the price, this solid beast of metal shows its worth in durability, reliability, and butt kicking good performance"
$1,099.00   Used & New from: $669.99
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (603 customer reviews)

Rode Mini Boompole Microphone Boom Arm
2.  Rode Mini Boompole Microphone Boom Arm by Rode
The list author says:
  "This is pretty much the only solid and usable boom pole in this price range, an excellent choice for your micro production set."
$91.00
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

Zoom H4N Handy Portable Digital Recorder
3.  Zoom H4N Handy Portable Digital Recorder by Zoom
The list author says:
  "I did a one hour round trip to the nearest store that had one of these, I've been told by people smarter than me that professional sounding audio takes second only to video when putting together your gear."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (596 customer reviews)

Rode VideoMic Directional Video Condenser Microphone w/Mount (Model discontinued by manufacturer)
4.  Rode VideoMic Directional Video Condenser Microphone w/Mount (Model discontinued by manufacturer) by Rode
The list author says:
  "I bought this originally as my primary microphone, just read the reviews, that many people can't be wrong. I now plan to use it as reference audio (for syncing audio in post)."
$149.00   Used & New from: $120.00
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (311 customer reviews)

SanDisk SDCFH-004G-A11 4GB 30MB/s ULTRA CF Card (US Retail Package)
5.  SanDisk SDCFH-004G-A11 4GB 30MB/s ULTRA CF Card (US Retail Package) by SanDisk
The list author says:
  "Gets you around 11 minutes recording time in 1080p 24 and 30 frames/sec on a 7d. Just bring an external hard drive or a computer to your set for offloading data."
$33.95   Used & New from: $8.93
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (271 customer reviews)

Rode VC1 10' (3.5mm) Stereo Mini Jack Extension Cable, Suits VideoMic
6.  Rode VC1 10' (3.5mm) Stereo Mini Jack Extension Cable, Suits VideoMic by Rode
The list author says:
  "Don't settle for anything less than shielded. This is the same brand as my mics, notice you are not paying an inflated price for some "special" cable. I use it with the stereomic for awesome results."
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (61 customer reviews)

Rode NTG1 Condenser Shotgun Microphone
7.  Rode NTG1 Condenser Shotgun Microphone by Rode
The list author says:
  "The ntg-2 offers little more than a battery slot for its own powering. The zoom h4n that I have offers its own phantom powering, therefore I can save the money on the lighter ntg-1."
$228.00   Used & New from: $205.08
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

Pyle PPFMXLR15 15 Feet XLR Male to XLR Female Microphone Cable
8.  Pyle PPFMXLR15 15 Feet XLR Male to XLR Female Microphone Cable by PylePro
The list author says:
  "Mine is 25 feet, better safe than sorry. nothing particularly special about this xlr, just included it in the list to show that one is necessary."
$11.32   Used & New from: $2.36
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (184 customer reviews)

Rode SM3 Shock Mount For Rode Shotguns and NT5
9.  Rode SM3 Shock Mount For Rode Shotguns and NT5 by Rode
The list author says:
  "This is the thing that you put on the end of the boom pole, the microphone goes in through the rubber bands. Made by Rode, haven't been in the business long enough to know if its the best brand; however, it works and works well."
$49.00   Used & New from: $45.00
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)

Rode Deadcat Wind Muff Microphone Cover
10.  Rode Deadcat Wind Muff Microphone Cover by Rode
The list author says:
  "Never assume you can save money by DIY'ing something that looks simple. It may be a bit pricey for something that resembles a furry sock, but trusted performance makes this worth the money. Again, I'm a walking sandwich board for Rode."
$37.24   Used & New from: $32.00
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (128 customer reviews)

Black Movie Clapboard (Movie Slide) (Size: 11'' x 12'')
11.  Black Movie Clapboard (Movie Slide) (Size: 11'' x 12'') by Posterstoponline
The list author says:
  "Clapper boards are a necessity when learning the the art and procedure of a film set. Plus now you can give your annoying friend Tom something to do"
$35.99
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

Manfrotto 128LP Micro Fluid Head
12.  Manfrotto 128LP Micro Fluid Head by Manfrotto
The list author says:
  "When buying a tripod for making movies, a fluid head is essential - these enable you to easily and gracefully point the camera. When buying a budget tripod for movie making, there are two rules to follow:
1. buy manfrotto
2. buy the head separate from the tripod."
$82.88   Used & New from: $45.00
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)

Manfrotto 190XPROB 3-Section Aluminum Pro Tripod (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
13.  Manfrotto 190XPROB 3-Section Aluminum Pro Tripod (Discontinued by Manufacturer) by Manfrotto
The list author says:
  "legs for the fluid head. Manfrotto makes the good stuff."
Used & New from: $257.68
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (233 customer reviews)

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SKB Custom Fit Waterproof Equipment Case for Zoom H4N Stereo 4-Track Digital Recorder
14.  SKB Custom Fit Waterproof Equipment Case for Zoom H4N Stereo 4-Track Digital Recorder by SKB
The list author says:
  "Carry your pricey investments around with confidence that if someone spills coffee near your hopes and dreams, this case has your back."
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)

Canon 100DG Bag for Canon SLR Cameras
15.  Canon 100DG Bag for Canon SLR Cameras by Canon
The list author says:
  "This case is durable, and has slots for 4 lenses, five if you have one on the camera. Also has many side bags for cords, lens cleaning apparatus, filters, etc."
$64.95   Used & New from: $39.95
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (93 customer reviews)

SOFTWARE, MEDIA COMPOSER
16.  SOFTWARE, MEDIA COMPOSER by Avid Technology
The list author says:
  "It's expensive because it is good. But for those with thinner wallets, try Sony Vegas 10 or Adobe Premier. They're easy to learn like Windows Movie Maker, but unlike WMM, it doesn't give you hundreds of issues."
Used & New from: $500.00
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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Pyle-Pro PMP30 Professional Megaphone/Bullhorn with Siren
17.  Pyle-Pro PMP30 Professional Megaphone/Bullhorn with Siren by PylePro
The list author says:
  "Brand name doesnt matter, just make sure you have one. It is essential that the director has the ability to tell the joker guffawing with a group of PA's to "SHUT THE F**K UP OR I WILL THROW YOU OFF THIS SET""
$14.99   Used & New from: $11.14
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (684 customer reviews)

Seat dimensions: 18.5"L x 15.5"W- Back dimensions: 20.5"L x 5.5"H -MADE IN USA-HEAVY DUTY-OASIS Director Chair "SEAT & BACKREST COVERS ONLY" w/ TWO METAL INSERT GUIDES-5 Years Warranty-AVAILABLE IN : "ROYAL BLUE ONLY" .....A BONUS SOLAR RECHARGEABLE LED LIGHT INCLUDED WITH YOUR PURCHASE..
18.  Seat dimensions: 18.5"L x 15.5"W- Back dimensions: 20.5"L x 5.5"H -MADE IN USA-HEAVY DUTY-OASIS Director Chair "SEAT & BACKREST COVERS ONLY" w/ TWO METAL INSERT GUIDES-5 Years Warranty-AVAILABLE IN : "ROYAL BLUE ONLY" .....A BONUS SOLAR RECHARGEABLE LED LIGHT INCLUDED WITH YOUR PURCHASE.. by Oasis
The list author says:
  "let em know who's boss with this cinematic throne"
Used & New from: $29.99
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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Rocketfish 1080p Mini HDMI to HDMI Cable - 8ft (2.4M)
19.  Rocketfish 1080p Mini HDMI to HDMI Cable - 8ft (2.4M) by Rocketfish
The list author says:
  "The canon 7d HDSLR has a mini HDMI port, viewing your footage can be made very simple if you have a TV featuring an HDMI input. Also if you have a very high end field monitor, in that case you would already know this stuff."
Used & New from: $10.10
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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Zacuto Z-Finder Jr
20.  Zacuto Z-Finder Jr by Zacuto
The list author says:
  "The indie film scene is all about this kind of expensive stuff. You could go on without one, but once you had one you would be happy about dropping the cash."
$151.00   Used & New from: $129.95
2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

Rode BAGBP Microphone BoomPole Gig Bag
21.  Rode BAGBP Microphone BoomPole Gig Bag by Rode
The list author says:
  "nifty inexpensive bag for carrying around boom pole."
$39.95   Used & New from: $35.00
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

Saunders Recycled Hardboard Clipboard with Low Profile Clip, Letter Size, 8.5 inch x 12 inch 1 Clipboard (05512)
22.  Saunders Recycled Hardboard Clipboard with Low Profile Clip, Letter Size, 8.5 inch x 12 inch 1 Clipboard (05512) by Saunders
The list author says:
  "keep your scripts from blowing away, buy like 5 or 6 of these things. Brand not important."
$6.98   Used & New from: $0.99
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)

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Last updated: 8/2/10
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