Amassing gear is really difficult sometimes, mostly because, damn it, it cost so much money. But, if you're a fan of DIY filmmaking and don't mind repurposing cheap stuff for your cinematic aspirations, then you should check out this video in which Dave Knop (a.k.a. knoptop) takes you through the Dollar Store (or the Dollar Tree, whatever) to show you just how many filmmaking items you can get for just a $1. Check it out below:
I have to admit, I love a good deal and I love cruising the friggin Dollar Store (and not just for movie candy). If you've got a clever eye, you can find tons of great supplies hidden in its aisles that will make your filmmaking process a hell of a lot easier and won't cost you more than a dollar.
Here's a list of all of the things knoptop mensions in the video: