Starting Out... I remember how I bought my first camera. I was 16 or 17 and it was a tiny handheld Canon camcorder (really awful quality but good for the times) and I think it cost around £300 and the people I was lodging with at the time allowed me, because I was under 18 to buy it in instalments through their name. I felt so proud the day I paid it off and owned my very own camera.
There is so much more available now but it took me so long to realise what I actually needed and I wanted to give beginners out there a helping hand. If you want to get into filmmaking or are interested in making a short film for the first time, you'll need some basic tools. Everything costs even though it's way more affordable these days so I have tried to find you the low end, necessary equipment that will work and give you some tools but that you can afford - if you save.
Here is a list of some basic equipment that will get you started and isn't ridiculously expensive:
DSLRs are the best when it comes to low budget, starting out filmmaking. A lot of traditional TV people have their little huffs and puffs about them but they do the job and they give lovely images
So go out and PRACTISE filming something with your camera. Don't be afraid of the camera. It serves you, it will not get you and it's built to be used. The worst you can do is make mistakes and film a load of rubbish. That's how I learned.
Once you're comfortable with your camera, try telling a short story.