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AvatarRob
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Man, you are really making it tough with such a low budget. Is there any chance you can get at least $5000? Even prosumer gear will put you over $2000…

 

With such a low budget, have you considered a used SD camera? The DVX100B is a fine camera and finding a used one will give you more money to spend on other necessities.

 

When considering a tripod for video, you need one with a fluid head. I got this one in college and it has served me well: 

 

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/576022-REG/Bescor_TH_770_TH_770_High_Performance_Tripod.html

 

When it comes to mics, I avoid wireless. They're a last option, in my opinion, because they're more of a hassle. If someone is speaking in front of the camera and they're not moving around much, a wired lavalier mic will do the job. I use the Sony ECM-44B and have never been disappointed. If you're subject is moving around, then consider a boom with a shotgun mic. This is a pretty good kit:

 

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/421933-REG/Sennheiser_ME66BK_ME66_K6_Shotgun_Microphone.html

 

Don't forget lights. You need lights. If you have 3 500-watt lights, you'll be in relatively good shape. I purchased a kit from Lowel, but it cost a bit over $1000. This is another reason why I feel you should increase your budget. You need lights.

 

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