I get a lot of questions from fans of this blog about production on a shoestring budget. It’s not easy to take the time and commute to where the stories are and creating compelling content. At Crimefile News we are upgrading equipment so this is a great time to talk about this subject.
Today the costs are only a tiny fraction of what it took to accomplish decent video production even a decade ago. Better and cheaper equipment is available everywhere.
Blogging software: Free
Camera: $150 to $4,000.00
Computer (MacBook Pro) $1,400.00
Video Editing Software: Final Cut Pro X: $300.00
Blue Snowball Microphone: $60.00
Camera LED light: $100.00
Training: Free via YouTube contributors.
You can be in business for less than $2,000.00 or go whole hog getting a great camera like my JVC GY-HM100U, extra lights and a couple of good quality wireless microphones and still stay under $5000.00 in equipment costs.
The goal here at Crimefile News is to give the special people that are my visitors the best I can.