I’ve built a business from making videos for YouTube and for online courses. The funny thing is, I have no background in audio or video, so it’s always been a struggle to find the perfect setup for me to deliver my message. After several years, I’ve found a pretty good setup that’ll fit a tight budget.
I have a lot of people asking me what camera and microphone I use, so I’m going to share all my secrets here. Let me know which you think is best! Comment below!
Here’s how I use the different setups on Periscope, YouTube, in my online courses, in webinars, for podcasting and online interviews.
Periscope: To broadcast live on Periscope, I use my iPhone 6s Plus, Rode lapel mic and selfie stick.
YouTube and online course videos: For these videos, I often use my Cannon T3i, and Rode shotgun mic. I have experimented with other setups and have used professional studios as well. For creating in my home studio, I’ll use this setup.
Webinar live classes, podcasting and interviews via Skype: I’ll use my MacBook Air and Rode lapel mic and/or Apogee iMic for now. I’m planning to order a new ATR-2100 mic for podcasting, webinars and interviews via Skype. For the price, the sound is great. I was using it before, but left it at a family member’s home.
Here are links to the products mentioned that I use. Click to get more information and to purchase your own video creation setup.
Rode lapel mic
Rode shotgun mic
Camera tripod – lightweight for travel
50mm Cannon lens
iPhone 6s Plus