Working with this budget

LiamMrK2 Posts: 77
edited July 2015 in Practical Filmmaking

I recently came into $60 on Amazon that I have to spend in the next couple days, and I am looking to buy som film/production equipment. I couldn't find any lenses for that much, which is fine, I wasn't expecting to find any lenses.

What I currently have:

Black Magic Cinema Pocket Camera

GoPro Hero 3 White

Audio Technica ATTR 5500

Zoom H2

5858D PlatinumPlus tripod

What I have on my possibility list:

Sound Mixer- $40-60

64 GB SD for my BMPCC- $54

Battery/Charger for my BMPCC- $22

Pelican Case for my BMPCC and Gopro- $39

What do you think I should purchase? Or any other suggestions? The money I have is for Amazon and I have 4 days to use it.


  • Triem23
    Triem23 Posts: 20,288 Power User
    edited July 2015

    Case, power or the SD card. Protecting your gear is always important. Having extra power for your gear can be important if you're out shooting all day, and if you're shooting all day, more storage is good. a $30-$40 dollar mixer probably isn't worth the money.

  • LiamMrK2
    LiamMrK2 Posts: 77

    Yeah. So far in filming, I havent run close to running out of storage. I think the case may be the best idea. Or maybe I'll just buy 20-30 pairs of aviators and look cool everyday. Probably jusathe case. Haha. Any other suggestions? I thought about buying some software for my Midi keyboard, any suggestions for that? 

  • KirstieT
    KirstieT Posts: 1,272 Staff

    20-30 pairs of aviators with $60?!? Where on earth are you finding these?

  • LiamMrK2
    LiamMrK2 Posts: 77

    Cheap aviators, not brand name, but I really don't care, nothing I own is brand name.