Gear Acquisition Syndrome: The Curse of The Modern Filmmaker

by Paddy Bird on
June 24, 2021

GAS. Gear Acquisition Syndrome. Yeah, it's a problem and in my opinion, it is a major hindrance to filmmaking. On this week's show, I talk about when and how I first spotted this problem in the industry, its effects on filmmakers and most importantly how they can break free.

The emphasis on kit and keeping up with all of the latest equipment really does negate the one true aspect of filmmaking which we should all be focusing on more than anything else. It's also the thing our audiences love to see.

Tune in to this week's episode of Once Upon a Timeline to hear an in-depth discussion on this controversial subject and my thoughts on where we should be putting all our attention.

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Tracks Featured in This Episode from Universal Production Music

Track 1: Evening Groove

Composer: Bustafunk
Publisher: Koka Media
Album: Cool Beats
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Track 2: Goldie Man Strut

Composer: Bustafunk
Publisher: Koka Media
Album: Cool Beats
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Track 3: Ascension

Composers: Mathew Nicholson & Milo Erik Winter
Publisher: Bruton Music
Album: Inspire and Elevate
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Track 4: Cool Groove

Composer: Alexandre Prohomme
Publisher: Koka Media
Album: Cool Beats
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