Cell Phone Ring Light
A great little light you can take anywhere. Tired of taking dark “SELFIES” or searching for the right lighting for your FACEBOOK LIVE broadcasts and you don’t want to invest in professional lighting…just yet?
Then this little light is just what you need. It is compact, it is bright, it is inexpensive and it fits in a purse or bag very easily.
Diva Light Ring
This light is a little more expensive….but I love it. I have it set up in my filming area and I just leave it up and ready to go whenever I want to shoot video. It is a more expensive but it is totally worth it. With this simple lighting system, you will never shoot a bad video again.
Audio-Technica External Mic
This is the External Microphone that I use. It is really easy to use and it sounds great. Plugs into your Smart Phone, DSLR Camera or computer with the HOSA adaptor, listed below. (requires batteries)
Don’t forget these:
AA batteries Duracell Coppertop AA Batteries 24 Count
Adaptor: I use the 15 foot adaptor so I can walk around without having to always be right up on my phone or camera. Make sure you look for this when you are placing your order. It usually shows up as a “Also Purchased With” your mic.
A less expensive mic is the Rode SmartLav+. I don’t use this one and I have not seen it recommended by any other the pros that I follow…..but it is less expensive.
Cell Phone Mounts
I use this everywhere. It is super easy and you can add the magnets to your phone or case. I like this because you can stick your phone to the mount without having to take your phone case off. This is the only one I use now. I have these mounts all over my house. (literally, all over)
This car mount is our favorite. It is secure and easy to use. Michael uses it in his car for navigation while driving. The kids use it to securely hold the phone in place while watching YouTube videos in the car. And I use it to film video in the car or for quick access to my phone in the car.
AboveTEK Premium Quality Universal Smartphone Tablet Windshield Dashboard Car Mount Holder – Fits all Large Screen Phones Tablets Diagonal 3.5-8 inches – Best Multi-Purpose Mobile Cell Phones and Table PC Window Suction and Dash Support Car Mount Kit
The mount is designed for your car dashboard but I use this around the house. Or should I say, them? I have several. I just leave them around the house in rooms I typically get quick shots in. So I have one in my office, one in my home gym, one in my kitchen. They are very secure and easy to use. I have tried other suction mount holders for my phone. But this one works the best and has been the most secure.
When ordering any mounts or rings or tripods for your devices always check to see if an Adaptor is included. There is nothing worse than having your photos and filming accessories arrive and then not being able to use them because there is no adaptor included. I have a few of these in the office just to make sure I always ready to shoot on film day.
These are always nice to have to hold a camera for filming. With selfies, you can still get away with pointing and shooting for yourself. Video has gotten very sophisticated and you don’t want to look like an amateur in today’s marketplace. I have a few different tripods and I use them for different purposes. I have desktop tripods for when I am sitting at my desk or even just in the kitchen filming. And I also have a professional tripod for use when I am filming fitness videos. I just leave that one up in the gym. I also like having the option of putting my camera on a separate tripod from my Diva Light Ring so I can move my camera around for centering a shot without having to move my lighting. It just keeps things cleaner for a video shoot. I also like having a bigger tripod for shots outside.
I use this one for filming workout videos. I keep this in my home gym.
Or when I want to be able to adjust the frame of a video shoot without having to move my Diva Light Ring then I use this to hold my phone separate from my light ring and place it next to my light ring for best lighting.
Small Light Weight Tripod
Everything you will need in a lightweight tripod. This flexible Tripod comes with a Cell Phone Tripod Adapter and Travel Bag, as bonuses.
Again, I have several of these. I just store them all over the house and keep one in the car.