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It shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone to know that people love watching what other people do, and hearing their everyday thoughts, views and stories. Enter vlogging, or video blogging. Vlogging is huge, and it’s no longer just about holding your phone and hitting record. Good vloggers deliver a level of quality when it comes to their content and gear that helps them gain a following. The good news is it’s not that hard to reach that level, and it doesn’t need to cost heaps.
The first few things you need to start are vlog are:
But all this stuff is only half the journey. Now you’ll need the gear to make it all happen. And that’s where JB comes in.
In the past, balancing a phone on some books and making a video in your bedroom surrounded by fluorescent lights was acceptable. But not anymore. Big tech brands have realised vloggers are an important customer, and they’ve developed a heap of great tech that is also great value. That means it’s not hard and not expensive to make a good first impression. And in the world of vlogging, first impressions matter, big time.
So, what to get? Even though the equipment is good value, you don’t have to start with absolutely everything. You can start small and work your way up, but if you want a good setup from the beginning, it won’t cost you an arm and a leg, especially at JB. This is what you need:
No, at JB you don’t, and it’s good to buy at last one camera that’s designed for filming. Having different angles can create a bit of movement in your vlog, especially if you’re not shooting on the go. Whether you’re sitting, standing or dancing, having two cameras set up in slightly different spots can add that extra level of professionalism and value to your vlog without really trying. It also means you can zoom one camera up close and have another taking wider shots, bringing the two together during editing.
There are heaps of cameras that are perfect for vlogging:
One thing everyone knows is a good video is a still video. Even if you’re walking around the streets or vlogging from your favourite tourist spot, keeping things stable is important. So, rather than getting another person involved, make vlogging easier by using any of these options:
Yes, it does. While camera or phone microphones are great, they’re designed to bring in noise from as wide an area as possible. That’s great if you’re talking on the phone, but not great when you’re recording a video. The end result is noise is brought in from everywhere, and if you’re vlogging at home or in a public spot, that can cause problems. With vlogging, all we really want to hear is what’s being said in front of the camera, which is why directional or handheld microphones are best. There’s plenty at JB, they’re all great value and they should sit on top of your camera pretty easily.
Lighting is another of those things that won’t cost much but will make a big difference. The lights in your house will look yellow on camera and will throw shadows all over your face, especially if you’re sitting directly under them (try it now). There’s a heap of LED light options at JB, and they come with filters, which can help create warmth in your vlog. Here’s a few ideas on where to put your lighting: