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Wedding filmmaking is very trendy and popular nowadays. Video clips captured during weddings become one of the most adorable memories, thus the gadget used to capture such footage is very important. Canon 80D Budget Wedding Filmmaker KIT is one of the biggest keys to success for the beginners in this field. The essentials would help you a lot in buying a camera, using it properly, and carrying it anywhere at your initial stage. Keeping everything orderly and safe will never damage your camera and its parts.
1- Canon EOS 80D Digital SLR Kit with EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 Image Stabilization USM Lens (Black):
A good starter camera for shooters. Has autofocus, a small build and a flip out screen and great image quality. The kit 18-135mm lens comes with this camera and is a remarkable “keep on the camera” lens for most situations. It may not be able to handle low light as well as a fast 50mm f/1.8 but it will cover most of the event.
2- Rode VMPR VideoMic Pro R with Rycote Lyre Shockmount:
Place on top of your camera for better audio quality and directional capture. All new capsules with lower noise and higher sensitivity. Broadcast recording quality condenser microphone, compact form factor (150mm/6” length). Also ultra lightweight (85g/3oz don’t forget to refer to the Quick Start Guide before use.
3- Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens:
The mythical lens. It’s very fast, it lets in a lot of light which helps you expose dark scenes. It also allows for a wide aperture (f/1.8) which gives you a very slight depth of field. This will be your beauty lens and the kit 18-135mm will be your work horse.
4- Canon Battery Pack LP-E6N:
It would be even better to get two extra batteries but you could get along with just one. Make sure to only get Canon brand batteries rather than trying to save money on brand versions that would be a risk.
5- SanDisk 64GB Ultra SDXC UHS-I Memory Card SDSDUNC-064G-GN6IN:
An SD card for the Canon 80D or any other DSLR. Fast enough and large space for single day shooting.
6- Manfrotto MVH500AH Lightweight Fluid Video System with Bag (Black):
A cheap yet effective tripod for shooting with a small camera. For use on the flat and bumpy terrain. Comes with a great fluid head and carrying bag, helps you to pack and carry easily.
7- A very simple and cheap backpack for holding your camera, lenses and audio gear:
A very simple and affordable backpack for holding your camera, lenses and audio gear and extremely portable.
8- Manfrotto MVM500A Aluminum Fluid Monopod with 500 Head (Black):
It works well with your tripod plates. Use for prep and most of the day. Quick and easy to move around getting shots smoothly.
9- Tascam TASCAM DR-10L -Channel Portable Studio Recorder:
Mono Digital Recorder & Lavaliere Mic, records 24-Bit/48 kHz BWAV File Format. Up to 32GB on micro SD or micro SDHC Card. The best option for on-person audio capture.
10- Panasonic K-KJ17M3A4BA Cell Battery Charger with Eneloop AAA New 2100 Cycle Rechargeable Batteries, 4 Pack:
Used in your Tascam DR-10L. Rechargeable, easy to carry.
This was not an exhaustive list but contains only the essentials for beginners.
They are all decent, affordable, and helpful for your field work.