Remember the best investment in life is investing in yourself
Here’s a list of tools I use that will help you in your youtube journey. I’m one of those people that takes weeks to research new products and most importantly get it for the best price! Please always do your research first before buying anything.
MY YOUTUBE EQUIPMENT
Make better videos with the YT CLUB Tripod. It fits any phone (yay!) AND compact camera. The 360° screw head means you can film videos in portrait (perfect for Instagram & facebook live) and landscape (great for Youtube)
For my weekly youtube videos I use a DSLR camera (Canon 550d) and my iphone 6s
Check out these LED Video lights, a great option if you’re on a budget
I also use softbox lights for filming clients or if I’m making a video in the evening
I love the crisp quality of the Sony ECM 55B which plugs straight into my DSLR camera.
MY MOST RECOMMENDED
When you create a website you need to pay a company to host it for you. There are hundreds of companies to chose from. For the past 5 years I’ve used 4uHosting. Fantastic customer service and very affordable. They have always been so helpful to me and even offer a free domain name – bonus!
Buy a website
When getting into the media industry, I think it is essential to have a website to showcase yourself, whether you are a presenter, producer or blogger. You can pay a website designer or there are some great themes on Themeforest that you can use to create your own blog.
When filming youtube videos, footage for your showreel or need some high quality photos for your blog, you need lots of good memory cards. This is the one I use when filming for clients and it has never let me down! It’s from a company called Transcend and is a whopping 64GB
Other usesful tools
Hootsuite – Schedule your tweets, facebook, linkedin and more from one place. A free tool but a pro version is also available if you have lots of different social media accounts.
Fiverr – This is one of my favourite sites as EVERYTHING only costs $5! You can get articles written for your blog to a video introduction for your company. I’ve got loads of my logos designed from here including my youtube channel art. Love it!
Sony Vegas Movie Studio HD – This is the editing software I use to edit all my youtube videos. I used to use a free program called Windows movie maker. It was very basic but if your a beginner it does the job. If you want to make your video look more professional then I would def use Sony Vegas or something similar.