VLogger or video blogger becoming very popular day by day,
Check youtube or Instagram, Lots and lots of boys girls are making video making tutorial videos nowadays.You might be thinking you have all the skills to make an awesome youtube video or vblog of your own and you can be the next youtube star too, Maybe you can, but before you start you need to do some preparation.before you give yourself go ahead then you’re going to need a few essential pieces of gear to get your vlogging career up and running.
Do you really need a camera? How can I afford a camera now?
Don’t worry you really don’t need an expensive fancy looking camera here, all you need a device which can capture an HD video, and you guessed it right you can do it with your smartphone or better if you have an iPhone (PO)
Most of the vblogger are using the mobile camera or web camera to shoot their initial videos before they went famous and start using professional quality camera or DSLR.
You need something to hold your camera which can make your camera steady and safe, Now selecting a tripod is all depends on what device you are going to use for your vblog ?
If you have a dslr or camcorder you can buy any medium quality tripod. But if you are going to use smartphone or tablet for vblogging you have to use some specialized clamp or brackets like this.
This is the most important thing in video blogging or as we call is vblogging. if your video blog is not properly lit nobody is going to appreciate it.your lighting doesn’t have to be fancy; it just needs to be effective. Your main goal should be to make yourself the focus of the viewers’ attention. and this you can only achieve by good lighting.
I will give you some tips on how to lit your shooting area.
- Make use of natural light
- Try to set up your shooting location near the window.
- Make sure there is no light at back of you (don’t sit backing window)
- If you have budget spend on LED light
- Try to avoid halogen lights
If you have no experience choosing the correct lighting setup you can visit website Photosquare
If you are planning to use custom background or green background (chroma key setup) you have to buy one good quality backdrop also. If you are looking to do chroma key setup you should choose good lighting kit as lighting is very important in chroma key setup. you also make sure you have the big enough room to shoot the chroma shots as chroma cloth and subject have at least 3 ft distance.
Nothing ruins more youtube video than bad audio.maybe the audience will forgive If you have bad lighting but bad audio is the bad they won’t stick much,
The quickest method to improve the sound quality is to make sure you don’t use the built-in mic of your camera or smartphone, use an external mic or lapel mic.
Wire mic for smartphone
If you are using iphone for vlogging there is very good quality cheap lapel mic available in the market which solves your purpose.
The simplest way to capture better audio is to add a shotgun microphone, which has a highly directional pickup pattern that is highly sensitive where you point it,
Making a vlogging isn’t that hard if you have decided to try it.A good camera and good lighting setup and quality microphone will go long way making a quality video. It will definitely will boost the production value of your blog.
There are, of course, other considerations than just gear. For example, the scene you’re recording can play a major role in the production value of your videos. A well-chosen and decorated set/background shouldn’t be overlooked, as it can give viewers an immediate sense of the subject matter of the blog and help.
Ultimately, it doesn’t matter how good your videos look and sound if no one knows they exist, so diligent online promoting and a well thought-out marketing plan is paramount to your vlog’s success. So what are you waiting for? Start shooting, start sharing, and who knows, vlogging stardom could be just around the corner!