Nicola Smith

Nicola Smith

I'm the founder of this wonderful website providing help for talented people who want to sell more of their amazing work.I'm also the 'brains' behind the #craftbizproject!
Nicola Smith

Videos are the best tool of 2017, yet so many handmade businesses are scared to give it a go because of the tech involved.  Here is the low down of the equipment I have used over the years – basically a smart phone and webcam, and I also show you how you can easily edit your videos too.

This is all you need to get started!

Walkthrough getting started recording videos with your smart phone.

Covering the equipment you need to get started, and extra equipment you can add to your set up to improve and tips and tricks to improve your videos.

Equipment I have used and show in the video:

1. Smart phone
2. Youtube app
3. The headphones with microphone that came with your phone
4. Mini Tripod > Universal Mini Tripod Holder Mount Stand For Apple iPhone Various Mobile Phones Camera – Holds New iPhone 6 / iPhone 5 5G 5S & 5C / iPhone 4 4G 4S / iPhone 3 3G / iPod 5th Generation – Adjustable Holder & Legs For Mobile Phone Camera Shot.
5. Tripod >  AmazonBasics 127cm (50″) Lightweight Tripod with Bag
6. Tripod Phone Holder > sourcingmap Black Retractable Universal Bracket Adapter Tripod Mount Holder
7.Shutter release cable > Apexel Camera Remote Control Shutter Release Cord Cable for Apple iPhone 4 4S 5 5C 5S iPad 2 3 4 Mini 1 2 iPod Touch Yellow
Please note this is for iphones, bluetooth versions are also available.You can also use the volume buttons to start a video.
8. Ring light > Selfie Ring Light, Outdoor Webcast Indispensable 36 LED Supplementary Ring Light for Any Cell Phone / Tablet and Photography (White)

Walkthrough getting started recording videos with a webcam

Covering the equipment you need to get started, and extra equipment you can add to your set up to improve and tips and tricks to improve your videos.

Equipment I have used and show in the video:

1. Webcam > Logitech C920 HD Pro USB 1080p Webcam
2. https://screencast-o-matic.com/
3. Lighting > Modern MiniSun 5W Natural Daylight LED Energy Saving Opus Flexi Neck Adjustable Magnifying Reading Desk Lamp Light
4. Microphone > Blue Microphones Yeti USB Microphone – Silver Edition
5. Pop Filter > WANWAY MU-7 Microphone Swivel Pop Filter
6. Boom arm > Neewer® Microphone Suspension Boom Scissor Arm Stand (Mic Stand Only, No Microphone or Pop Screen Included)

If you want to edit your videos, the easiest and free way is to use the YouTube video editor.

Here is how quickly you can trim, add music, add fades and join multiple videos into one.

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