Thank you purchasing Independent Filmmaking. Below are a list of clickable links from the books in this series for those that have the paperback version. Please note, these are not affiliate links as you will often find on many Kindle books and Amazon has just been used for ease of navigation and so you can read the reviews, my advice is to buy them at whatever retailer has the lowest price, and for many products, secondhand if you can get a good deal. My first GH4 camera was purchased secondhand on eBay about eight years ago and still works fine today. Be careful with lenses though if ordering used online, in some cases, they may look like new on the exterior but if someone dropped or mishandled them, they could have faulty optics within the interior that you won’t know until filming where you might see distortions in the image when the f-stop changes (as happened to me once when someone knocked a tripod over and the M43 lens was never the same after a rough impact on concrete).

Independent Filmmaking 101:

Chapter 1

Screenplay template:

Chapter 5:

Release form template:

Car chase scene tutorials:

Chapter 7:


Panasonic GH4: gh4 for sale | eBay

Blackmagic Pocket 4K: blackmagic pocket 4k for sale | eBay

Blackmagic URSA 4K: blackmagic ursa for sale | eBay


For the GH4: : PANASONIC LUMIX G VARIO LENS, 7-14MM, F4.0 ASPH., MIRRORLESS MICRO FOUR THIRDS, H-F007014 (USA BLACK) : Compact System Camera Lenses : Electronics : Panasonic LUMIX Professional 12-35mm Camera Lens G X VARIO II, F2.8 ASPH, Dual I.S. 2.0 with Power O.I.S., Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds, H-HSA12035 (2017 Model, Black) : Electronics : Panasonic LUMIX Professional 12-35mm Camera Lens G X VARIO II, F2.8 ASPH, Dual I.S. 2.0 with Power O.I.S., Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds, H-HSA12035 (2017 Model, Black) : Electronics

For the URSA and EF Mounts: : Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Art Canon EF Lens Bundle with USB Dock, 64 SD Memory Card, Camera System Gadget Bag with Accessory & Cleaning Kit (5 Items) : Electronics : Sigma 12-24mm f/4 DG HSM Art Lens for Canon EF (205954) : Electronics : Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 Sports DG OS HSM for Canon Mount : Electronics

For smaller cameras: : Avella VH501 Video Tripod System,72 inch Professional Heavy Duty Aluminum Tripod, with Detachable Fluid Drag Pan Tilt Head Max Loading 13.2 LB, for Canon Nikon Sony Olympus Panasonic DSLR Camcorder : Electronics

For giant cameras: : Manfrotto 504X Fluid Video Head with Carbon Fiber Twin Leg Video Tripod and Ground Spreader : Electronics

Use the below to easily connect and detach the URSA for quicker setup and breakdown and more stability:
SmallRig VCT-14 Quick Release Tripod Plate 2169 B&H Photo Video (


No budget: Rode VideoMic Camera-Mount Shotgun Microphone with Rycote Lyre Shock Mounting : Musical Instruments Rode Wireless GO II Dual Channel Wireless Microphone System : Musical Instruments

Low SYNCO XLR Shotgun Microphone, Shotgun Mic D2 Hyper Cardioid Directional Condenser Mic with XLR Connector, Video/Audio Recording for Camcorders, Shotgun-Microphone-XLR-Condenser-Mic : Musical Instruments : Sennheiser MKE-600 Shotgun Camcorder Microphone with Sennheiser KA600 Adapter Cable : Electronics or the Sennheiser 416 if you can afford it. Neewer NW-088 Handheld Microphone Boom Arm with Built-in XLR Cable, 5-Section Extendable Aluminum Mic Arm with Foam Grips and Twist Locks for Zoom Microphones, 2.82ft-9.88ft Adjustable Length : Musical Instruments Sennheiser AVX Digital Wireless Microphone System – MKE2 Lavalier Pro Set : Musical Instruments

LIGHTS : Neewer 2 Packs 660 PRO RGB Led Video Light with APP Control Softbox Kit,360°Full Color,50W Video Lighting CRI 97+ for Gaming,Streaming,Zoom,YouTube,Webex,Broadcasting,Web Conference,Photography : Electronics : Neewer 3 Packs 480 RGB Led Light with APP Control, Photography Video Lighting Kit with Stands and Bag, 480 SMD LEDs CRI95/3200K-5600K/Brightness 0-100%/0-360 Adjustable Colors/9 Applicable : Electronics : Neewer 960 RGB Led Light with APP Control, 960 SMD LEDs CRI95+/3200K-5600K/Brightness 0-100%/0-360 Adjustable Colors/9 Applicable Scenes with LCD Screen/Barndoor, Metal Frame for Photography : Electronics : NEEWER 43 Inch/110 Centimeter Light Reflector Light Diffuser 5 in 1 Collapsible Multi Disc with Bag – Translucent, Silver, Gold, White and Black for Studio Photography Lighting and Outdoor Lighting : Photographic Lighting Reflectors : Electronics


SanDisk 256GB Extreme PRO SDXC UHS-I Card – C10, U3, V30, 4K UHD, SD Card – SDSDXXY-256G-GN4IN (

BLACKMAGIC POCKET AND URSA (PRO-RES HQ ONLY) SP 256GB CFast2.0 CinemaPro CFX310 Memory Card, 3500X and up to 530MB/s Read, MLC, for Blackmagic URSA Mini, Canon XC10/1D X Mark II and More : Electronics


ZITAY CCTECH CFAST to SSD Adapter Converter, CFAST 2.0 Memory Card to M.2 SATA SSD 1TB Hard Drive Card Adapter SATA M.2 Compatible for Red Komodo BMPCC 4K 6K ZCAM E2 BMD Canon C300 1DX MarkII (

Western Digital 2TB WD Blue 3D NAND Internal PC SSD – SATA III 6 Gb/s, M.2 2280, Up to 560 MB/s – WDS200T2B0B ( REYTRIC 190Wh(13400mAh) V Mount/V-Lock Battery Compatible Video Camera Camcorder Broadcast LED Light with D-Tap Charger : Electronics

Independent Filmmaking 102: The Art of Cinematography (coming soon)