My Video Gear
On this page you’ll find an up-to-date list of the gear I use to produce my videos. Note that this is not a beginners’ gear list – this is the actual gear I use. While I love every piece of gear on this list, there may be better options to start out with if you’re on a budget. If you want to use what I use, though, here it is.
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My main b-roll camera. I've also filmed a number of videos fully with this camera. Full-frame, 4k video up to 120fps, IBIS, CLog3 - this camera rocks.
Absolutely awesome on-camera mic that works via a 3.5mm jack (not XLR). Perfect for the Canon R5. I always travel with this mic along with my Tascam DR-10L lav.
Huge bang-for-the-buck. Belt-clipped audio recorder plus a very high-quality lav mic that clips to your shirt. I use this for all my outdoor "walk and talk" shots. For this price, it's hard to get higher-quality audio without having a big podcast mic in the frame.
This is my favorite camera, and what I currently use to film all my a-roll (talking head). It's a full-blown cinema camera in a body that's nearly as small as the R5, so you can even fly it on a consumer-level gimbal.
My primary ("key") light for nearly every video. I pair this with the Light Dome that's also listed on this page.
The most versatile lens I own. Gets super-wide, has image stabilization, and goes down to a respectable f/2.8. If I can only bring one lens when traveling, it's this one.
My voiceover and tutorial mic of choice. Sounds amazing, but needs the Cloudlifter to boost the gain when used with most consumer audio interfaces.
I use the 18i8; this is identical except for the number of inputs (2). The Scarlett Solo is also good, and cheaper, but I think it's good to have at least two inputs.
Gotta have a mic arm for your mic!