Gear & Resources

Sometimes you don’t have to hire to create the video you’re looking to create.
If you’re ready to dive in and DIY it then these are my top recommendations!

SOFTWARE

EDITING

I use Adobe Creative Cloud products and absolutely looove them.

Choose either the Single App Plan or the Full App plan, depending on your needs.
For mobile editing: Select Premiere Rush from the dropdown menu ($9.99/mo)
For desktop editing: Select Premiere Pro from the dropdown menu ($20.99/mo)

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EMAIL

ActiveCampaign is my go to! Great for weekly newsletters and it’s the king when it comes to automation.

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MUSIC

Artlist.io is a subscription site that is AWESOME for unlimited downloads of copyright free music.

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FILE TRANSFER WEBISTES

WeTransfer is great if you’re only needing to send a file that is under 2 GB.

Frame.io is hands down the fastest file transfer website. It was made for creatives to share footage and also have review capabilities for giving time stamped notes. This is SUPER valuable if working with an outsourcer.

Google Drive & Dropbox are always an option as well. Their bulk download feature is great, but their upload rates are atrocious (aka prepare to leave your computer running overnight when uploading large files.

Video Gear

HARD DRIVE RECOMMENDATION

Hard Drive Recommendation, My Passport for Mac (4 TB)

MY GO-TO EQUIPMENT FOR ALL MY VIDEOS:

Camera: Panasonic Gh5
Lens: Lumix 12-35 mm f/2.8
Lights: Ikan Light Kit
Audio Recorder: Zoom H4n Recorder
Mic: Sennheiser Lavalier Microphone
Vlog/Shotgun Mic: Rode Video Mic Pro
Camera Bag: Wandrd Prvke 21
Daily Tripod: Benro Video Travel Tripod
Travel Tripod: Gorilla Pod
Sunglasses For My Lens: Tiffen ND Filter

RECOMMENDED ALTERNATIVES FOR DIY-ERS:

Camera Package 1: Canon 80d
Canon 80d Body Only
Canon 24 mm f/2.8
Sigma 17-50 mm f/2.8

Camera Package 2: Canon m50
Canon m50 Body Only
Canon E-M 22 mm f/2
Adapter for EF Canon Lenses
Sigma 17-50 mm f/2.8

Audio Recommendations
(For Phones or DSLR) Purple Panda Lavalier
(For Phones or DSLR) Rode Smart Lav + (you’ll need this adapter to use with a DSLR)
(For DSLR) Rode Link Lavalier

Camera Accessories
Memory Card
Affordable Vlog Mic
Affordable Lights
Affordable Handheld Microphone (great for podcasting or interviews)
Affordable Tripod
iPhone Holder for Tripod + Remote Control
One Step Up Tripod