00:09 – My simple video production gear
00:50 – Check your position and lighting
01:18 – You can make videos almost anywhere
James Schramko here and today’s video is about how to make a video if you’ve got absolutely no equipment at all.
You Can Create Your Video Anywhere You Are
So I’m standing out here at a development site in the Philippines. I’m in the shade because the sun is just too bright to be filming. I’m standing next to a road so you will hear road noise but hopefully even with a little bit of wind, this little Rode smartLav with a windsock is going to shield a lot of that.
There’s construction noise in the background and hopefully when I run this video through auphonic, it might actually remove some of the noise. I’m also going to blow the background up a little bit using an app called TiltShift video.
So I’m literally running the Rode smartLav mic into the iPhone which I’m holding with my hand. It’s probably a little bit shaky but that might steady it up.
What You Need For A Basic Video Setup
So the main factors are, I’m looking at my position in the camera. I want a little bit of light just above my head to the top of the screen. I want my side to the side of the camera there and even just using the front camera, I can watch myself back on the screen.
I’m going to get a 720 aspect which is 1280 X 720 which is going to be fine for Youtube or Wistia-style videos on my blog. So anyway, the point is you have a video device in your pocket most of the time.
If you get this smartLav then now you can really extend your capacity to make videos. So even if you don’t have WiFi like I don’t have today, you can make videos. I hope you’ve enjoyed this tip. I’m James Schramko, speak with you on the next episode.
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