Category Archives: Equipment

Review: Zoom H4n field recorder

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The Zoom H4n digital field recorder has become wildly popular among independent and zero-budget filmmakers. And yet many professional sound recordists roll their eyes and moan “why? For heaven’s sake, why?” whenever the Zoom is mentioned. So why the love and the hate? The love part is easy – it’s cheap (relatively speaking) at around €200. I’m sure we’d all like… Read more »

Essential software for independent film-makers

Software is crucial to every aspect of film-making these days. I’m making no claim that this is the best software, or even the best example of each type. What I am saying is that this is the software we use at Zolascope, and we’ve decided on these packages for good reasons. (Disclaimer: we have no connection to any of these… Read more »

10 invaluable tools for independent, low-budget film-makers

So, you’ve got a camera, a mic and a sound recorder. Hmm, what else do you need to make a movie? The answer, of course, is ‘lots of stuff’. The buying never ends. Even short films require a surprisingly large amount of equipment. But every now and then you look at something you’ve bought – often something inexpensive – and think,… Read more »