Holiday Deals for Filmmakers 2022
Happy holidays! Whether you seek the ideal gift for that filmmaker in your life or are yourself a filmmaker in pursuit of the best filmmaking deals, you’re in the right place.
We’re rolling off Black Friday and Cyber Monday and into the holiday season. The bottom line is some deals dissolved while others changed. We went through them all with a fine tooth comb to ensure that our readers have the most up-to-date information for the holiday season. Organized into categories of Filmmaking Resources, Cameras & Accessories, Lenses, Lights, Post-Production, and more, you can either browse or navigate to the gear you need. Happy shopping! 🎁
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CAMERAS & ACCESSORIES
Canon cameras are compact, versatile, and POWERFUL. And this Black Friday, you can save hundreds and even thousands on a new Canon camera!
- $4,599 / Reg. $4,799 – Canon EOS R5 C Mirrorless Cinema Camera
- $3,699 / Reg. $3,899 – Canon EOS R5 C Mirrorless Camera
- $2,099 / Reg. $2,499 – Canon EOS R6 Mirrorless Camera
- $3,999 / Reg. $5,999 – Canon EOS-1D X Mark II DSLR Camera (Body Only)
Blueshape is not only a leading battery company that powers productions across the film industry, but it also empowers filmmakers to think eco-friendly. Save a few hundred dollars on the best batteries on the market!
- $1,409 / Reg. $1,658 – BLUESHAPE Granite Mini 95Wh Li-Ion 2-Battery and Charger Kit (Gold Mount)
- $799 / Reg. $947.15$799 / Reg. $947.15 – BLUESHAPE GRANITE TWO High Rate Discharge SPLASH 266Wh Gold Mount Battery
- $1,545 / $1,818 – BLUESHAPE GRANITE MINI 140Wh Li-Ion 2-Battery Kit with Dual Charger (V-Mount)
- $1,545 / Reg. $1,818 – BLUESHAPE GRANITE MINI 140Wh Li-Ion 2-Battery Kit with Dual Charger (Gold Mount)
- $1,409 / Reg. $1,685 – BLUESHAPE Granite Mini 95Wh Li-Ion 2-Battery and Charger Kit (V-Mount)
- $1,409 / Reg. $1,685 – BLUESHAPE Granite Mini 95Wh Li-Ion 2-Battery and Charger Kit (Gold Mount)
- $460 / Reg. $541 – BLUESHAPE NP-F570 2-Battery Kit with Dual-Bay PD Charger
- $819 / Reg. $1,085 – BLUESHAPE Single Gold Mount Battery Adapter for ARRI ALEXA LF Camera
- $839 / $1,085 – BLUESHAPE Single V-Mount Battery Adapter for ARRI ALEXA LF Camera
Our friends at Tiffen just unwrapped their holiday sale and it includes products from Davis & Sanford, Domke, and Lowel. Save up to 25% off during their friends and family sales event! Just use the coupon code that corresponds with the product you desire!
Shop the Friends & Family Sales Event!
Here are the coupons codes that you need to know:
- Screw-In Filters – FAMILY20
- Drone & Action Filters – FAMILY20
- MPTV Filters – FAMILY10
- Domke Bags – FAMILY10
- Davis & Sanford tripods – FAMILY25
- Lowel Blender XL – FAMILY20
This holiday season, save up to 35% with Teradek’s B-Stock Sale. The discount is for like-new, open-box, and gently used items. This means you can save big on quality items – and don’t worry, no one has to know they weren’t mint when you bought them.
Here are some of the highlights of the Teradek store…
- $773.50 / Reg. $1,190 – COLR – Refurbished
- $1,228.50 / Reg. $1,890 – Cube 605 – H.264(AVC) Encoder SDI/HDMI GbE – Refurbished
- $1,228.50 / Reg. $1,790 – Cube 625 – H.264(AVC) Decoder SDI/HDMI GbE – Refurbished
- $1,293.50 / Reg. $1,990 – Cube 655 – H.264(AVC) Encoder SDI/HDMI GbE WiFi – Refurbished
- $742.50 / Reg. $990 – VidiU Go SDI+HDMI (standalone) – Refurbished
- $194.35 / Reg. $299 – Node for VidiU Go – 3G/4G/LTE Modem (EU/APAC) – Refurbished
Just like Teradek, Wooden Camera is offering a 40% B-Stock Sale. So, refurbished, like-new, and gently used items are now available at a huge discount!
These are some of the highlights of the Wooden Camera store…
- $67.20 / Reg. $112 – 15mm Bolt-On Accessory Rod Kit (1/4-20) – Refurbished
- $777 / Reg. $1,295 – D-Box™ Plus (URSA Mini Pro 12K, Gold Mount) – Refurbished
- $179.40 / Reg. $299 – Unified DSLR Cage (Small, Wood) – Refurbished
Now’s your chance to save up to 35% off with SmallHD’s B-Stock Sale! Sure, they may be gently used or open box, but they’re like new!
Check out the highlights from the SmallHD store!
- $2,999.25 / Reg. $3,999 – 1303 HDR Production Monitor – Refurbished
- $1,349.25 / Reg. $1,799 – 702 Touch – Refurbished
Inovativ Carts is on the B-Stock Sale train! Get an Inovativ cart or accessories for a fraction of the cost!
Here are some of the best deals in the Inovativ shop!
- $2,719.20 / Reg. $3,399 – Voyager 30 EVO X – Refurbished
- $3,039.20 / Reg. $3,799 – Voyager 42 EVO X – Refurbished
- $229 / Reg. $183.20 – Pro Monitor Mount (VESA) – Refurbished
- $459 / Reg. $367.20 – Pro Ultra Monitor Arm – Refurbished
Save up to $110 on Insta360 camera and accessories! Offer ends 12/28.
- Insta360 X3
- Insta360 ONE RS
- Insta360 ONE RS 1-Inch 360
- Insta360 GO 2
- Insta360 Link
- Insta360 ONE R
- Insta360 ONE X2
- Insta360 Sphere
- Insta360 Virtual Tour Kit
- Insta360 Pro 2
- Insta360 Titan
- SMO 4K
- BetaFPV Invisible Drone
Canon’s selection of lenses is not only reliable, but they’re also iconic! And if there was ever a time to invest in them, it’s now.
- $1,999 / $2,399 – Canon RF 15-35mm f/2.8 L IS USM Lens (Canon RF)
- $999 / Reg. $1,499 – Canon RF 100mm f/2.8 L Macro IS USM Lens
- $1,499 / Reg. $1,799 – Canon RF 70-200mm f/4 L IS USM Lens
Laowa Lenses designs and creates unique lenses that are also practical and affordable. Get your lens at a discounted rate this holiday season before time runs out on December 31, 2022.
- $3,549 / Reg. $5,000 – 25-100mm T2.9 OOOM Zoom
This is a parafocal zoom lens with a constant aperture of T2.9 through the entire range of the lens. It has modern optics with a vintage-inspired design, and the lens covers Super 35 camera sensors.
- $1,499 / Reg. $1,599 – 24mm Macro Probe Lens
The 24mm Macro Probe Lens is available in multiple mounts that include PL, EF, RF, and Nikon. It covers full-frame sensors with a T14 aperture and 2:1 macro lens with infinity focus.
Other lenses for sale include:
- $599 / Reg. $699 – Argus 45mm f0.95 FF
- $649 / Reg. $749 – Argus 35mm f0.95 FF
- $449 / Reg. $549 – Argus 33mm f0.95 CF
- $349 / Reg. $449 – Laowa 10mm f2 Zero-D MFT
- $1,139.00 / Reg. $1,199 – Laowa 15mm f4.5 Zero-D Shift
- $449 – $499 (pending lens mount) – Laowa 14mm f4 FF RL Zero-D
- $599 – $699 (pending lens mount) – Laowa 9mm f5.6 FF RL
- $599 / Reg. $699 – Laowa 10-18mm f4.5 – 5.6 Zoom
- $399 / Reg. $499 – Laowa 9mm f2.8 Zero-D
- $649 / Reg. $749 – Laowa 15mm f2 Zero-D
- $389 / Reg. $399 – Laowa 7.5mm f2 MFT
Samyang Rokinon / Xeen
- $339.95 / Reg. $499 – Rokinon 12mm f/2.8 ED AS IF NCS UMC Fisheye Lens for Sony E Mount
- $319 / Reg. $399 – Rokinon 85mm f/1.8 Lens for Sony E
- $429 / Reg. $699 – Rokinon AF 50mm f/1.4 FE Lens for Sony E
- $314.95 / Reg. $399 – Rokinon AF 35mm f/1.8 FE Lens for Sony E
- $189.95 / Reg. $399 – Rokinon AF 24mm f/2.8 FE Lens for Sony E
- $299 / Reg. $399 – Rokinon AF 18mm f/2.8 FE Lens for Sony E
- $389 / Reg. $499 – Rokinon 24mm f/1.8 AF Compact Lens for Sony E
- $799 / Reg. $999 – Rokinon 24-70mm f/2.8 AF Zoom Lens for Sony E
- $4,240 / Reg. $4,990 – ZEISS Otus 28mm f/1.4 ZE Lens for Canon EF
- $4,240 / Reg. $4,490 – ZEISS Otus 28mm f/1.4 ZF.2 Lens for Nikon F
- $3,395 / Reg. $3,990 – ZEISS Otus 55mm f/1.4 ZF.2 Lens for Nikon F
- $3,395 / $3,990 – ZEISS Otus 55mm f/1.4 ZE Lens for Canon EF
- $3,820 / Reg. $4,490 – ZEISS Otus 85mm f/1.4 ZF.2 Lens for Nikon F
- $3,820 / Reg/ $4,490 – ZEISS Otus 85mm f/1.4 ZE Lens for Canon EF
- $4,240 / Reg. $4,490 – ZEISS Otus 100mm f/1.4 ZE Lens for Canon EF
- $4,240 / Reg. $4,490 – ZEISS Otus 100mm f/1.4 ZF.2 Lens for Nikon F
- $1,089 / Reg. $1,283 – ZEISS Planar T* 85mm f/1.4 ZF.2 Lens for Nikon F
- $1,089 / Reg. $1,283 – ZEISS Planar T* 85mm f/1.4 ZE Lens for Canon EF
- $599 / Reg. $999 – 1.33x PL to PL Anamorphic Adapter
- $599 / Reg. $999 – 1.4x PL to PL Full Frame Adapter
- 1 Stop of Light Loss
- $1,080 / Reg. $1,800 – Bundle of Both Adapters
DZOFILM lenses allow cinematographers to explore more possibilities.
- $4,889 / Reg. $5,189 – DZOFilm Pictor 20-55mm and 50-125mm T2.8 Super35 Zoom Lens Bundle (PL Mount and EF Mount, Black)
- $2,589 / Reg. $2,689 – DZOFilm Pictor 50 to 125mm T2.8 Super35 Parfocal Zoom Lens (PL Mount and EF Mount)
There’s no better way to learn than doing it for yourself. EditMentor empowers filmmakers and students by placing them in real-world scenarios in the edit bay where they learn from trusted professionals and then apply what they learn. These high-quality courses are perfect for filmmakers no matter where they are on their journey!
Choose from the following:
- $149 / Reg. $399.99 – Stephen Mark, ACE Editing Workshop
- $74 / Reg. $149 – Youtube Kickstarter with Sven Pape
- $199 – Bundle Stephen Mark, ACE Editing Workshop with YouTube Kickstarter with Sven Pape
- $69 / Reg. $199 – Broadcast Journalism
- $69 / Reg. $95 – Intermediate Film Course
- $9 / Reg. $19 – Beginner Film Course $9
We have been using Parsec at Filmmakers Academy for about 2 years now, ever since they introduced the MacOSX Beta. Our team uses Parsec to remote edit off of our QNap server, as well as to access materials while on the road.
There is a PC version that has more features, and the Mac version keeps getting better.
- 20% Off for new subscriptions – USED CODE: MERRYWRAP22
BLKBRD CINE – 20% OFF ALL STORE ITEMS
BLKBRD Cine has provided the most cutting-edge and forward-thinking gimbal products since 2013. This holiday season BLKBRD is knocking their prices down, so hurry before everything is sold out!
MUST USE CODE AT CHECKOUT: FA20
- $410 / Reg. $515 – Sparrow Clamps for DJI Ronin 2
- $155 / Reg. $225 – Universal Rod Bracket / Lens Support (Pair)
APUTURE – SAVE UP TO 45%
Aputure is the best! They provide lighting by filmmakers for filmmakers. Their Black Friday sale begins on Friday, November 25th at the Aputure Store.
Below are some of our favorite products in the store that we would like to highlight:
- $49 / Reg. $70 – Accent B7C
- $679 / Reg. $799 (15% Off) – Accent B7c 8-Light Kit
- $158 / Reg. $179 (12% Off) – 2-Bay Battery Power Station
- $52 / Reg. $59 (12% Off) – Aputure Barndoors
- $78 / Reg. $89 (12% Off) – Lantern (26 inches)
- $122 / Reg. $139 (12% Off) – F10 Barndoors
- $193 / Reg. $219 (12% Off) – F10 Fresnel
- $105 / Reg. $119 (12% Off) – Fresnel 2X
- $122 / Reg. $139 (12% Off) – Lantern 90
- $61 / Reg. $69 (12% Off) – Light Box 30×120
- $58 / Reg. $66 (12% Off) – Light Box 60×90
- $237 / Reg. $269 (12% Off) – Light Dome 150
- $193 / Reg. $219 (12% Off) – Light Dome II
- $114 / Reg. $129 (12% Off) – Light Dome Mini II
- $87 / Reg. $99 (12% Off) – Light Dome SE
- $52 / Reg. $59 (12% Off) – LS 60 Softbox
- $1,499 / Reg. $1,890 (21% Off) – LS 600d Pro
- $1,599 / Reg. $1,990 (20% Off) – LS 600x Pro
- $79 / Reg. $90 (12% Off) – MC
- $1,275 / Reg. $1,499 (15% Off) – MC 12-Light Production Kit
- $449 / Reg. $499 (10% Off) – MC 4-Light Travel Kit
- $1,499 / Reg. $1,699 (12% Off) – NOVA P300c
- $149 / Reg. $169 (12% Off) – NOVA P300c Barn Doors
- $131 / Reg. $149 (12% Off) – NOVA P300c Softbox
- $439 / Reg. $499 (12% Off) – Spotlight Mini Zoom
- $259 / Reg. $499 (12% Off) – Spotlight Mount (19° / 26° / 36°)
LITEPANELS – 20% OFF SELECT ITEMS
Litepanels have lit TV shows, outside broadcasts, sportscasts, movie sets, and even the Pentagon, White House, and International Space Station! And for just a limited time, Litepanels is offering a 20% sale!
- $1,998 / Reg. $2,503.25 – Litepanels Gemini 1 x 1 RGBWW LED Hard Panel
- $749.75 / Reg. $1,068.75 – Litepanels Astra 6x Daylight LED
- $987.99 / Reg. $1,116.25 – Litepanels Astra 6x Bi-Color LED
- $3,348.50 / Reg. $4,436.50 – Litepanels Gemini 2×1 RGBWW LED Soft Panel
Kino Flo manufactures LED-based lighting equipment that’s trusted by filmmakers across the globe! Their production lighting solutions build on decades of technical achievement to lead the innovation of groundbreaking LED soft light systems.
Here are their best deals this holiday season.
- $1,898.75 / Reg. $2,095.25 – Diva-Lite 21 LED Panel
- $2,078.50 / Reg. $2,388.50 – Diva-Lite 31 LED Panel
- $2,178.30 / Reg. $2,378.30 – Diva-Lite 41 LED Panel
Quasar was founded by leading lighting technicians who have helped revolutionize the industry with lighting solutions. And this holiday season, their deals really light us up!
- $199 / Reg. $210 – Q10 Q-Lion Switch Lithium-Ion Linear LED Lamp (12”)
- $89 / Reg. $135 – Q5 Q-Lion Switch Lithium-Ion Linear LED Lamp (7”)
- $120 / Reg. $150 – Q-25 Crossfade Linear LED Bi-Color Light (2’)
- $529.99 / Reg. $874.99 – Q25XG Crossfade Bundle (2’)
- $499 / Reg. $665 – Rainbow 2 Linear RGBX Lamp w/Ossium Mounting System (2’)
- $579 / Reg. $900 – Rainbow 2 Linear RGBX Lamp w/Ossium Mounting System (4’)
- $1,499 / Reg. $1,577.89 – HIVE LIGHTING Hornet 200-CX Omni-Color Open Face LED Light
- $799 / $841.05 – HIVE LIGHTING Bee 50-C Open Face Omni-Color LED Light (Black)
- $901.50 / Reg. $948.95 – HIVE LIGHTING Large Adjustable Fresnel Attachment with Photo Mount (8″)
- $199 / Reg. $209.47 – HIVE LIGHTING Beauty Dish for Omni-Color LED Lights (White)
From XLR and DSLR microphones to timecode generators, and professional wireless microphones, you can trust Deity Microphones. The sale begins on Friday, November 25th in the Aputure Store.
Here are our favorites:
- $89 / Reg. $1699 – Pocket Wireless
- $119 / Reg. $199 – Pocket Wireless Mobile Kit
- $287 / Reg. 359 – Deity S-Mic 2
- $343 / Reg. $429 – Deity S-Mic 2 Location Kit
- $255 / Reg. $319 – Deity S-Mic 2S
- $159 / Reg. $199 – VO-7U USB Podcast Kit
- $135 / Reg. $169 – VO-7U USB Podcast Mic
SAVE 40% on the most extensive film library on the planet!
- $69.95 / Reg. $99.95 – YEARLY MEMBERSHIP
- $59.70 / $77.70 – 6 MONTH MEMBERSHIP
We said it once, and we’ll say it again, our mentors are industry leaders. That’s why directing mentor Jordan Brady is leading the charge of filmmaking education with his Commercial Directing Voodoo! And it makes the perfect stocking stuffer. Learn more below.
$10 – Jordan Brady’s Commercial Directing Voodoo
If there’s one thing Cheap-O-Media does it makes us laugh! Show your sense of humor this holiday season with some awesome merch from the funniest meme-makers in the industry!
- $25 – “Arri” Super 35 T-Shirt
- $25 – “Sony” 6K Pro T-Shirt
- $25 – Compact Camera Style T-Shirt
- $25 – More T-Shirts
- $55 – Hoodies
Revar Cine is a boutique optical manufacturer that offers fine optics and accessories for cinematographers. Here are some cool things in their store this holiday season.
Do you like bundles, effects, and filters? Well, you’ll love Cinepacks and their deals this holiday season! They have something for every kind of filmmaker.
- Lens Filters (35% Off)
- Video Effects (50% Off)
- Cinepaks Master Bundle (60% Off)