The truth is, it doesn’t matter what equipment you are using to shoot, all the client cares about is the final product, which you can still make great no matter what equipment you are using. There are some special skills you can use with the entry level equipment to still make a great commercial, make some money, and still make a name for yourself. There are plenty of free resources you can use online to help make the most of the equipment that you have.
- One of the best things you can learn as a filmmaker is how to budget. You can do this by cutting back on camera costs for example.
- All a client really cares about is the final product and the cost, they won’t care about the process you take to get there.
- Understand your limits and instead of trying to fix them, embrace them. Use what you have and use your creativity to make the final product appealing.
“Whether it’s a deeply held passion or just a stepping stone on a path towards narrative projects, most filmmakers will eventually earn a paycheck or two from commercial work.”