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Documentary Tips, Issue #024 -- Low Budget Filmmakers Equipment List
September 02, 2013

August 2013 - Documentary Tips Issue #024


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A Low-Budget Filmmakers Equipment List

A Low-Budget Filmmakers Equipment List | Joseph East It's always interesting to know what other filmmakers are using to shoot their films. Turns out you can do a LOT with a LITTLE.

Joseph East is a documentary filmmaker and producer based in Denver, Colorado.

I met Joseph at my documentary fundraising workshop in Atlanta last year at The Foundation Center. During my session, he pitched his documentary "I WILL DANCE".

Joseph not only has produced a fantastic trailer, he's doing a great job getting the word out about his project. His team is planning to launch a crowdfunding campaign in the next month or so. In the meantime, he has graciously shared his equipment list that he used to shoot his documentary. Thank you Joseph!

Shooting Solo: A Low-Budget Filmmakers Equipment List (By Joseph East)

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