We like to say that video production doesn’t have to be a “big production”. With today’s technology, you can create a high-quality video yourself with just a few pieces of equipment.
In this post, we are going to go over the top 3 things you need to make a professional looking video.
1. High-quality camera
This could be the camera on your phone, tablet or computer OR a camera like this one, which is called a DSLR. Just make sure it has video recording capabilities. DSLR cameras (digital single-lens reflex) are the most popular types of cameras (for both photography as well as filming video) and will continue to be for quite a long time.
For beginners, we recommend something like a ring light. Ring lights can be purchased for as low as $15 and provide a nice even light on your face. You’d be amazed at how much good lighting can improve the look of your video.
Now I know your phone, tablet, computer or camera comes with a built-in microphone…but they’re usually not that great. And, if your recording device is across the room, you might end up sounding really far away…which is how you can usually tell an amateur video from a more professional one. We recommend purchasing a lavalier microphone that plugs directly into your recording device. The microphone part clips right onto your clothes and picks up your voice clearly.
So there you have it; 3 pieces of equipment that all beginners need when creating their own videos. Now we also understand that a lot of you are busy and don’t want to spend time making videos yourself, so you might want to consider hiring a professional.