Be warned: if you love gear, you might want to buy everything on this list. Gadgets and knickknacks galore, here are 20 useful items to help your filmmaking — and maybe photography — that each cost less than $20.
Caleb Pike knows his gear and loves optimizing the various rigs that he designs to make content creation as easy and efficient as possible. In this video, Pike has compiled an excellent list of bits and bobs, some to provide creative flourishes, others to simply make life that little bit easier.
Battery-powered LED lights have come a long way in the last couple of years, and while I think the light that Pike includes is now around $40 rather than $20, it’s still an absolute bargain given its extensive list of features and output power. There’s a ton of alternatives both on Amazon and B&H Photo, and they seem to drop in price every time a new model is introduced.
The other item that stands out for me is the power squid, which makes so much more sense for anyone trying to wedge a load of different plugs into one splitter.
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