S T A R T I N G Y O U T U B E
I’ve been a massive fan of YouTube for years now, but only ever really used it for karaoke tracks, or for finding old nostalgic adverts & kids TV shows! But about 2 years ago I started watching more beauty & lifestyle videos, and quickly developed the addiction to my favourite Youtubers and their content!
I’d never really pictured myself starting my own channel, despite my performing arts background and my love of technology! It felt like another form of ‘celebrity’ that didn’t seem all that accessible to a novice like me! Also, I’m a perfectionist, and knew I wouldn’t be happy unless I knew I could produce good content, and devote lots of time to promoting what I was creating. But about 6 months ago I decided I’d give it a try. I watched hours of ‘How to Start a YouTube Channel’ videos, and swotted up on on the more technical side; cameras, lighting, audio equipment. I planned out my first ten videos, and then I bit the bullet and got on with filming!
I started with filming singing covers and collab challenges (and still really enjoy doing both!), but I’ve already started to incorporate a lot more beauty related content over the short time I’m had my channel. I’m really passionate about beauty as an art, so it’s definitely always going to be a big part of my content in the future.
So that was the start of my YouTube journey! Let me tell you a little more about the equipment I use to produce content…
F I L M I N G E Q U I P M E N T
|OUTPUT & INPUT OPTIONS
MIC & Remote input, HDMI and A/V output (great for using an external monitor to see your shot in more detail as you film it!
|CANON KIT LENS: 18-55mm EFS|
|UV FILTER FOR LEN PROTECTION
They cost just a few pounds from eBay but can save you from scratching a much more expensive lens! I highly recommend buying one the minute you buy a lens! Your new lens will tell you what (thread) size that you’ll need .
|RODE VIDEO MIC|
|NIKON 28-80MM LENS|
Thanks for checking out this post, everyone, Please let me know if you have any questions, and any YouTubers out there be sure to let me know what you guys use! I’m always looking to improve my set up!