5. Energizer LED Light Bar - $21.97
Your character is on a laptop? Oh, they're using a cell phone? Oh, you're outdoors in the middle of nowhere and your shot is looking a little dark? Bam. Get it. You'll use it way more than you think.
4. Leatherman Multi Tool - $35.43
A necessity for a filmmaker who's playing multiple roles on set, this bad boy comes in handy when problems arise...and we all know problems will, as a matter of fact, arise. There are tons of kinds and options, at different price ranges but I'd grab one that will last you a few years.
3. 50 mm Lens - $125.00
The "Nifty Fifty" is one of the most important lenses you can have in your kit, and usually comes at quite a low price.
2. Can Lights - $10.34
Get a ton of these. Home Depot, Walmart, Amazon, buy them and buy at least 3-5. Buy some nice photo bulbs to go along with them and you've got a next to no budget light kit. You don't even need stands because you can clamp them to just about anything.
1. Zoom H4N - $199.00
The priciest thing on the list, the H4N is a must have if your going to be recording good quality audio. Throw a decent shotgun mic on this thing and you're in business. (I use a NTG2.)