[ E ssential Kit ]
[ LED LIGHT ]
Portable LED lighting can be inexpensive, and many models can be stand-mounted or fitted to the accessory shoe of a camera.
[ iKLIP A/V ]
IK Multimedia’s iKlip A/V is a clever grip mount for smartphones that helps to eliminate camera shake and provides a pro mic input.
[ EOS 700D ]
DSLR cameras like Canon’s EOS 700D can shoot HD video as well as great stills, and are more affordable than pro-level video cameras.
[ RODE ]
A gun mic such as Rode’s VideoMic Pro can be mounted on your camera and provides far superior audio quality to most cameras’ built-in mics.
[ TRIPOD ]
Tripods aren’t exciting but they are indispensable when shooting many types of video. You can get away with a moderately priced one.