A friend of mine who is venturing into making her first feature film, called me very excited that she was able to get all the equipment she needed for free: lights, stands, tripods, two cameras, a jibe, two kinds of dollies and a ton of other stuff, enough to fill a huge truck. Sounded great, especially because she’s on a very ultra low budget and being able to get all the equipment for free helps a lot.

Except for one little problem. She can’t afford all that equipment, even for free. Continue reading