MY *CAMERA & EQUIPMENT SET UP FOR YOUTUBE* (CAMERA, LIGHTING, AUDIO, AND MORE!) Create better videos

MY *CAMERA & EQUIPMENT SET UP FOR YOUTUBE* (CAMERA, LIGHTING, AUDIO, AND MORE!) Create better videos


I love drinking green juice it gives me
energy it helps me to stay focused it’s
filming day well get ready for the welcome back to my channel the place for
entrepreneurs to stopping the best-kept secret and to make your next six or
seven figures today I want to talk to you about how to produce high quality
YouTube videos what equipment do I use what lighting do I use what sound do I
use to get my videos looking this way now I have to tell you that my videos
did not look this way always and the thing is that you could absolutely film
on an iPhone like this like this has three cameras on it the reason I chose
to upgrade my equipment and I was a lot of resistance to do it was because I
knew that I didn’t have the depth of field that I wanted which is kinda like
the blurry background and I knew that I needed to invest in higher quality
equipment really figure this out to improve the quality of the viewer
experience for you I also want to give a shout out to our comment of the week
from Cindy Briggs thank you so much Cindy for leaving me a comment I’m
really glad that you enjoyed the canva tutorial I look forward to seeing what
you come up with so I think it’s really important to have in this day and age a
blogging style camera that you can also use to do a little bit more of a higher
quality I think 4k is the wave of the future
you can still absolutely buy a 1080 pixel that’s totally cool but it is
moving towards 4k and I even heard through the grapevine you know this
isn’t confirmed that YouTube likes to kind of boost more of the 4k look
because it is very cinemates in a cinematic is that you think after weeks
and weeks of research I finally decided to go with a Sony I decided to go with
the sony a6000 hundred camera I did look at the Canon models and they’re
fantastic the thing that the reason I did go with the Canon models even though
some of them are even higher-caliber is they’re really hard to
use and they didn’t have the flip screen which I have right now so I can actually
see myself in the camera and because I’m not a videographer I’m not a you know
editor I decided to go with this camera because it’s really really good for
vlogging and it’s excellent for getting these types of shots for your YouTube
channel one of the things that I really sometimes look back and regret was how
much money I invested in high quality production
I once invested $25,000 you guys or four videos plus royalties for a product
launch the good news is you can do this now I didn’t have this back in 2007 with
the kit I think it was just under fourteen hundred dollars with the lens
now I did buy the kit lens that came with it now I’m not using the kit lens
because the kit lens doesn’t give you that depth of field it’s called boki
it’s that depth of field after a lot of research and I really want to thank the
guys from thinking media they really kind of helped me with the settings and
things like that I didn’t how to search i actually went with the sigma 16
millimeter and this is a fantastic lens I didn’t want to spend over like a
thousand or 1500 dollars on and lens so this lens does the job I’m really happy
with it all in I think the investment was fantastic I am using for my tripod
I’m using a Draco high quality tripod which helps with the weight but I don’t
want my camera to fall I’ll put all the links in the descriptions for you I am
using a rode microphone boom mic because I didn’t want to wear a lapel because
what can happen I’ve used the lapels many times that I’ve been onstage at my
live events in those really fancy productions I used to do and well what
happened is my hair what ladies if you have like long hair it would literally
start tapping on the sound on the microphone and the sound would get
really warped that’s why I really like a boom mic I don’t want to mess with again
you can get a sine Heiser fancy mic as those are great but I personally for
myself like to keep things really simple and the
like does the job in my opinion I love how light this is
I love that I can get this look now and again I can’t believe how long it took
me to finally take the plunge I actually spoke with a client who was like you
know Marie I’m thinking I’m gonna upgrade and get a fancier equip mix I’ve
seen all these other people in a transition to that so I kind of did bite
the bullet and realize if I want to be relevant in growing my channel just like
you’re growing your channel and I’m growing in the trenches with you it
really was a good investment it’s gonna have longevity because I’m filming in 4k
the good news is that editing has not been hard to do I’ve actually gonna
create my next video I’m actually to teach you how to do the editing I’m
gonna do it in iMovie for you really short cut but have taken me months to
learn and hope some sort cutting you and I think it was going to be really
helpful if you haven’t checked out how my video on how to create custom YouTube
thumbnails you’re going to want to do that so here’s the deal I don’t actually
use like you’ve heard of ring lights or maybe halo light they’re the ones that a
lot of the beauty youtuber gurus use and I love that look it looks brighter and
really sharp however what happened was I didn’t realize how sensitive my eyes
were to that type of light this is standing in front of two large windows
and as you can see the lighting is good I can do a little bit of color
correction as well but I just think this looks good now if I was to stand this
way against the window away from it but towards the wall do you see how dark I
am and if I was going to go this way I have a little bit better light but it’s
still not how we want it to show so in front of the window is your best start
and if you just want to get some really nice natural-looking shot the lighting
is super important I had to go through my own discovery I really love I love
soft boxes I love the umbrella white lights can get on Amazon I’ll put some
in the description for you just in case you can use those they’ve got diffusers
it gives a beautiful light if you can handle it it’ll get the job done okay so
here’s a deal a lot of the channels that you see that
have multiple millions of views and subscribers yes they all
started off with just non fancy camera well some of them might have started
with fancy they’ve evolved their channels but what you’ll notice is that
video quality does make a difference in the viewer experience so if you want
people coming back to your channel it’s gonna be a lot better to put some
thought into this make an investment into yourself save if you have to
instead of just having a dark video in a dark room with no you know good sound or
lighting or anything like that so it’s really something that I want you to
consider I think it was a really great choice for us and it’s actually helped
me in terms of being able to feel good about the videos and be able to get them
out there to the market faster make sure that your sound is good and make sure
that your lighting is decent again I can’t do the fancy schmancy lighting
because of it causes headaches because the fluorescent lighting and I think I
didn’t realize how many people actually have that condition but whatever it
takes just get started because once you get started you’re gonna be building up
your assets and added value to your audience are going to come along the
journey with you so just progress over perfection I can’t stress this enough
don’t wait for the perfect conditions because it will never happen if I woke
up today saying yay I want to film videos I had to motivate myself and get
in the groove put some hair and makeup on and start filming for you guys just
leave me a comment and let me know what are your biggest goals for your channel
this year I really want to hear from you what equipment are you using what
equipment are you aspiring to did this help I think it’s really really
important just to share the journey together we’re in the trenches together
as a community and my goal is to bring you as much value as possible to give
you the shortcuts you need to get this going because done is better than none
another thing you want to think about is getting a large enough SD cards that you
can not run out of memory when you’re filming and make sure that you have your
batteries charged as well backup batteries always help so when I purchase
my Sony camera the a 6400 it actually the kit ended up giving me this remote
control which is really cool and you can use this to turn your camera on and off
the next video I’m going to be covering movie editing how to edit your YouTube
video efficiently how to make the really cool transition so haven’t downloaded my
free brand new checklist SEO your video checklist you can go to SEO your video
comm it’ll show you how to get your videos on page 1 of Google and YouTube
how did it actually do the titles and the tags and a tool that I like to use
so a lot of my clients will email me and say hey my video got up within 12 hours
that’s really cool I hope you’ll check it out
feel free to download that most of all you want to just decide what are you to
start where they’re gonna start with your iPhone get it level up is this
gonna be something you aspire to the most important thing is getting that
show up and running that’s what I decided to do and I’m just learning as I
go and I’m sure that my videos will get
better again progress over perfection okay I’d love to hear from you please
leave a comment let me know was this helpful what did you like what did you
learn what equipment do you have what equipment are you aspiring to and what
are your biggest aspirations for your YouTube channel so I want to see what
future videos you would love to see if you haven’t subscribed subscribe and
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videos coming out every single Wednesday I’d love to have you on board and join
my community thank you so much for watching I appreciate your time I hope
this was super helpful and demystifying this whole high-quality production that
you’ve seen a lot of the youtubers use I’ll see you in the next video and until
then have fun with your videos and I look forward to seeing

4 Comments

  • Maria Buckley

    January 15, 2020

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  • Ashly McHatton

    January 15, 2020

    You’re going to love that camera.

    Reply
  • STARTA BUSINESS

    January 16, 2020

    Wow Maria, so many great tips and advice that can save us both time and money in small business. We really appreciate how much valuable content you provide.

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  • Db Tech360

    January 16, 2020

    Hello mam lots of love from nepal🇳🇵

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