Recently my friend and fellow podcaster Ellory Wells posted a great article on How to Create a Mobile Video Production Studio in a Bag.
It’s filled with some great tips on recording great looking video content on the go.
He asked me to submit a tip on what I recommend.
I always keep a “ready to go” backpack with the following light weight gear:
- 2 Audio-Technica ATR2100 or Behringer XM8500 XLR Mics (and 3ft XLR cables)
- a Zoom H4N Digital Recorder
- an Audio-Technica ATR-3350 lapel mic
- Sony DSC-RX100
- a mini tripod.
- a Flashpoint Heavy Duty L-bracket for stable video shooting
The Sony DSC-RX100 is a small point and shoot camera, but if offers video quality equivalent to my bulky, and much more expensive DSLR camera.
The key in creating video content on the go, is to just start using whatever makes it easiest to record the video and get it out to your audience.
You can use an iPhone if you’re on a budget and it’s the easiest way for you. Remember it doesn’t have to be perfect; just consistent.
Focus on the content at first, and you’ll be able to improve your quality over time.