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  • Writer's pictureAli Terai

Curious: Videography The Gear and Fundamentals

Over the past week I've been really curious about videography and cinematography. The original plan was to start by shooting a few simple vids with my iphone. Things escalated quickly.

After 30+ hours of research, this is the gear I gathered over the past few days. If you have any questions, I'm happy to share links and provide more info.

Cameras: Canon 80D Canon G7x Mark ii iPhone 7 Plus w Filmic Pro

Lenses: Canon 10-55mm Lens Canon 10-18mm Lens Canon 50mm f1.8 Lens

Microphones: Rode SmartLav+ - lavelier mic. Rode VideoMic Pro - shotgun mic. Blue Yeti Mic

Tripod / Gimbal: Zhiyun Smooth Q Gimbal Joby Griptight Pro w Smartphone Mount Joby Gorillapod Focus + Ballhead X Focus Amazon Essentials Tripod

Lighting / Backdrop: Diva Led Ring Light 2 x Photography Soft Box Lights Aputure M9 Portable Light.

Storage Amazon Basics DSLR Backpack 2 x 32gb SD cards Lacie Rugged Thunderbolt 2TB Hard Drive

I researched people like Casey Neistat, Fun For Louis and Drock (Gary Vaynerchuk's Videographer)

And signed up to this online course

If you have any resources, recommendation or feedback, I'd love to hear from you.

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