I went to a talk by an older filmmaker on Friday about making cheap movies. Very nice, but the intended audience was younger filmmakers. I don’t think you have to buy into all the fancy huge equipment crew etc. that old filmmakers used to have.
Perhaps some day I’ll do the Bob Vila/Martha Stewart do-it-yourself videos for the average schmoe. Anyone can make a video. Look at YouTube. Look at Blair Witch Project. But most of all, look at http://BudgetJustified.com