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Anything. Tapes usually aren't a huge deal. You usually get what you pay for, though. I would buy online, at B&H, and read the reviews. Just make sure that once you use a certain brand of tape, you stick with that brand - switching tapes makes the heads dirty.
Tripod first. Throw down 100-200 bucks and you got a dope tripod. I just got a new one and its such an improvement over the one I just had.
Dolly is awesome too. Just made one of those.
I hate fisheyes. You can get a perfectly good shot with a normal wide angle; that way you don't get the distortion/vig that is so common in poopy videos.
Word. Not bad to start with I guess - you'll find that when you get more familiar with what you like/dislike about video (often found in the high quality videos with skills that are hard to repeat/learn) you'll find that a nicer tripod - for those smooth pans and tilts - is necessary. Until then that should suffice though. I know what you're saying about the money thing, and it is an issue.
And it's all about opinion with the fisheye. Personally I think a good videographer shouoldn't need one (look at Jon Hatviet - unless he's just skilled at using it). Also, I feel like it just ruins the quality of videos aka the professionalness (yes I made it up, I'm tired) is decreased when you see that vig or that distortion. Just my opinion, though.
well if anyone wants to buy a handle or 2 off of me....message me because i have like 3 or 4 of them just layiing around. ill say 9 bucks for 1 and ill throw in free stickers. the handles are pretty sick and have a good paint job.
i know this is lamee, but i thought i would just throw it out there. pictures upon request, i guess