here’s a whole lot that goes into the costs of media production. But let’s talk hardware, the core without which you can’t do anything else.
I’ve spent about $4,000 on cameras, about $1,000 on audio equipment, and then another $1,000 or so on various accessories. That’s, what, $6,000 total? That is nowhere near close to what a Pro Media Kit looks like. Which partially explains the costs of hiring the real deal.
So yes, I’m no pro. But I have spent years with photography, video, and audio to know my way around it pretty well. And a lot of the time, the media I produce is much better than “good enough.”
Which is great for your wallet, if you want some pretty good stuff done for your kind of serious hobby.