Number three in this five part series of #blogboss is 8 tools to help you affordably and easily, start to film YouTube videos for your youtube channel. I am relatively new at YouTube but I have had a years practise now and I feel like I have a developed few good practises which I want to share with you to help you on your way to getting all the gear and none of the fear!!
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1. Nikon D3100 , this isn’t the best camera in the world and not one that most YouTubers use. But it is cheaper than that perfect model (cannon seem to be the brand of choice for the big names) and I picked mine up second hand for around £200. It’s and all in one DSLR with video capability. It’s a good entry level camera to start creating great videos.
2. Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G Lens. Although the 18-55mm lens is a great starting point, using this fixed lens will allow for a better quality video (although no more filming in small spaces!)
3. Neewer 58mm 0.45x Wide Angle Lens for Canon Rebel/EOS. Buying a proper wide angle lens could set you back a bit, and whilst you’re not earning a five figure sum from YouTube, you kit should reflect that. (Unless you have money to burn, then ignore everything I am saying!). The wide angle adapter does what it says on the tin, it adapts you 50mm fixed lens to adapt to be a little wider angle. Meaning you can get a bit more of your surroundings in to shot.
4. Apple iPad Mini 16GB Wi-Fi (White), Controversially, I use my iPad to do all my video editing.
5. Pinnacle studio. For basic editing this app is AMAZING!! I dabbled with iMovie for a while but it’s clunky and time consuming and I just find that Pinnacle studio is user friendly, pretty comprehensive. The only thing your aren’t able to do is colour correction, but it makes clipping videos together and editing speed and the music and overlaying images etc so easy!
6. 1250W 5500K Continuous Lighting Light Box Softboxes Kit for when a window isn’t available, and to allow for more flexibility in location choices. These are a real basic kit but do the job fine.
7. Apple LIGHTNING TO SD CARD CAMERA – READER, Making it so simple and easy to import you filmed videos from your camera to you iPad, and in to Pinnacle Studio.
8. SD card, obvs! Hopefully that goes with out saying!
I hope this helps in some way to getting the basic kit you need to start youtubing. Send me your video links so I can check them out!