Friday, August 12, 2016

FAQ's - Video Setup, Lighting And Equipment

Hi everyone.  Today I'm sharing something just a little different.  I get a lot of questions about my video setup and lighting.  I decided to put together a quick post going over all of my video setup, including the equipment I use and some things I've done to make my video tutorials nice and bright.

The camera I use for shooting is the Canon HF G30.  This camera has now been discontinued.  I have linked the newer G40 model below.

Since I have my regular filming camera set up to show you in this video, I've used my Canon G7X to shoot this video.  This is a great little camera...and a popular choice for vloggers everywhere.

In order to get the angle I need, I use the Vanguard Alta Pro 263AT multi angle tripod.  This allows me to point the camera straight down on to my work surface.

I'll walk you through all of my equipment, lighting and some tips on the video below.  Be sure to check it out!

Watch The Video

You can watch this video in HD on my YouTube channel by clicking HERE.

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Since filming this video, I have converted my video camera to a ceiling mount.  Kristina Werner has a similar setup.  Her recommendation, along with my friend Jennifer McGuire's recommendation, nudged me over the edge to finally jump in to this little project.  And I'm so happy I did.  It frees up so much space on my desk.  And I don't have to worry about bumping my tripod while filming.

I have included photos of this system below, along with links to the accessories used.

I had a handman install the plate and an electrical outlet on the ceiling so I could film without having to worry about charging batteries. 

I have linked all the accessories I purchased on Amazon for this mount below.  Please note, you only need one Impact Plate.  I chose the 9 inch plate so that I could reach my camera without a ladder.  You should choose your length based on your ceiling height and stature.

Ceiling Mount Accessories

1 comment:

  1. Thank you, I am hoping to one day do videos myself but feel so lost in getting started.