Basic Video Setup
DO NOT WASTE MONEY ON SMARTPHONE LENS – They create distortion and the “improvement is not worth what you pay”
You could attach the KobraTech TriFlex Mini-Flexible Tripod to one of the C-stands that comes with your Light Kit, or the Fotodiox Compact C-Stand, to act as a makeshift fluid head tripod. Make sure to weight it with something heavy, like a sandbag, to keep it from tipping over. You can even DIY a sandbag by filling a plastic bag with sand (or something similar like dry rice or beans).
Audio & Accessories
Here’s the thing about audio – it’s not essential (medium priority), BUT here are the benefits:
- Certain rooms absorb or echo sound – mics ensure you capture the sound and it is consistent
- Reduces any background noise – make sure you pick up the audio you want instead of everything
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