Last week, I explained that video marketing can be a fun, inexpensive and a super engaging way to market your business. I bet you from that article, you are thinking: This may all sound fine and dandy, but how do I get started?
When I first started making videos, I used my Nikon Coolpix and my cell phone. I did not edit anything. If I made a mistake, I would just start over until I got it in one take. This may not have been the most time efficient way to go about it, but I didn’t know how to use iMovie yet and I knew I just needed to start making videos. As I noticed cool add-ons with other people’s videos, I would Google the feature and learn how to add it on my video.
My list of video equipment I use daily:
For Google+ Hangouts on Air and recording from my desk: – Built in webcam on my iMac
For filming on the go – Samsung S4 Cell Phone
For editing – iMovie for Mac
For lighting – 2 Torch lamps
For sound – Blue Snowball Microphone
My list of video equipment purchased, but rarely use or never use:
Nikon D5100 DLSR Camera
iPad to use as a teleprompter
Nikon CoolPix Camera
LED light for my DLSR
I could go on… the lesson learned here through trial and error is, you do not need a fancy video camera!