The holidays are quickly approaching, and before long we'll all be gathered around a big table, eating, drinking and laughing with friends and family, celebrating this special time of year. But before we can sit back and relax, we're all busy searching for the perfect gifts for the loved ones on our list. To help you with your treasure hunt, our team has put together a list of our favorite things. Whether you're searching for a gift for that special someone, looking for stocking stuffers, or just browsing for yourself, you're sure to find the perfect gift idea here. Happy Shopping and Happy Holidays!
Whether you're a photographer, filmmaker, or just a hobbyist who enjoys filming your kid's school play every year, you're sure to need a lens cleaning kit. This affordable option includes a 2 oz. bottle of lens cleaner, lens cleaning pen, lens brush, air blower cleaner, camera cleaning tissue paper and microfiber cleaning cloths.
Camera Lens Coffee Mug $11.95
Coffee or tea? This whimsical camera lens mug is sure to please, whether filled with a fresh cup of joe, hot tea or hot chocolate. Set comes complete with two lids and a stainless steal spoon. The replica camera lens cover lid seals completely for no spill travel!
Making Movies Paperback Book $12.80
For the filmmaker on your list who likes to read, Making Movies is a great book selection! Director Sidney Lumet provides insight into many aspects of filmmaking, including writing screenplays, choosing locations, directing, post production editing, sound and even marketing your finished film.
Martin Scorsese is an iconic American film director whose career spans more than 50 years. Movie buffs will enjoy this five DVD collection set, which contains After Hours, Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore, Goodfellas, Mean Streets, and Who's That Knocking at My Door. Includes commentary from Martin Scorsese and documentary extras.
Mobile phones have come a long way in terms of photography, but they're still limited compared to a DSLR camera. This affordable set of clip on lenses will transform your smartphone photos. Set includes a fish eye lens, 2-in-1 macro and wide angle lens, circular polarized lens, super wide lens, kaleidoscope lens, telephoto lens, cleaning cloth and carrying case.
What photographer or filmmaker couldn't use more memory space? This microSD memory card comes with a full sized SD adapter for cameras and computers. Store 4K UHD video, high resolution photos and music.
This roomy backpack is guaranteed to make any photographer or filmmaker instantly more stylish! The backpack includes a removable padded compartment that can hold up to 2 DSLR cameras and 2 to 5 lenses. Includes waterproof cover for those wet days that none of us can avoid.
Tile Mate & Slim Combo Pack $69.00
We've all been there before. We're running late and we can't find our keys! If you've got clients, actors or other important people waiting on you, you don't have time to spare. The Tile Mate solves that problem. This 4-pack of bluetooth trackers includes two small tiles with keychain holes and two larger tiles for wallets, purses or laptops. Simply use your smartphone to make the tile ring. Can't find your smartphone? Just slide a tile in your phone case and use another tile to find your phone - even on silent!
Professional Tandem Leg Tripod $149.00
A good pair of sticks is a staple in everyone's gear arsenal, whether a professional or hobbyist. ProAm USA's Tandem Leg Tripod is durable, strong and good looking. The legs support up to 60 lbs and the 75mm bowl mount adapter makes leveling your shot quick and easy. The included carrying bag makes it the perfect tripod for traveling.
Even the best filmmakers need some sort of stabilization, whether they use a handheld gimbal or post-stabilization. ProAm USA'a best-selling Autopilot Stabilizer prevents camera shake and image wobbling, resulting in smooth, flowing film footage. This is a must-have piece of gear to save time and money in post production editing.
Outdoor photo shoots make for some of the most beautiful photography, and outdoor on-location shooting is a must for every filmmaker. But, that also means trekking out into cold temperatures at some point during the winter. These insulated jackets by Patagonia provide protection against the cold, wind and rain. It's a feel-good purchase, too, with 55% post-consumer recycled content.
Camera sliders are more popular today than ever, and with great reason. They provide smooth and steady tracking shots that are impossible to get with a handheld camera. ProAm USA's newly-released Slideways Pro 48-inch Camera Slider is made of carbon fiber for a lightweight yet durable design. The integrated bearings create super smooth and steady tracking shots to give your finished project a professional look.
BeatsByDre are the gold standard in headphones. The Beats Solo3 Wireless headphones feature pure adaptive noise cancelling so you can rock out to your favorite playlist without distraction. With 22 hours of battery life, you can live life everyday to the beat of your own drum, or at least your favorite song.
Whether you film weddings or not, this turnkey production package is a must-have for filmmakers. It includes ProAm USA's best-selling 12' Orion DVC210 camera crane, Tripod, LCD Monitor, Carrying Bag and all the options and accessories you need to get set up and filming right away. Just add your camera and counterweights and you're ready to go!
If you're looking to really splurge on that special someone this year, you can't go wrong with a new Apple MacBook Pro. The top of line 15" with Touch Bar and Touch ID comes with plenty of storage space for 4K footage, scripts, music and photos. And if you really love them, you can upgrade to 2TB of storage for an extra $1200.00. Someone would have a very good holiday indeed!