My background is in photography, and that is what originally brought me into filmmaking. I have decades of experience working with composition and light. I own and have shot for years with a Canon 5D Mark II. Before that, it was SD professional camcorders.

Camera: Canon 5D Mark II
This is the camera brought the visual quality of film to amateur filmmakers. In addition to the camera, I have a number of lenses, plus batteries and memory cards.
Camera: GoPro HERO3
Yeah, I have one of these. It will come in handy some day.
A properly sized tripod with a good fluid head.
Shoulder Rig
A Zacuto rig for shoulder-mounted shooting.