The Perfect Equipment List For Your Bedroom Video Studio

Updated: Dec 14, 2020

Coming from the world of filmmaking, where technical nuance and visual minutia are crucial: filming quick, simple bedroom videos feels almost like cheating. I mean, if I don't struggle to problem-solve every possible lighting detail, with production design implementation and strategic cinematography: does it even count? Well, yes. Yes it does.


I've grown to love maximizing my efficiency and shooting content intended for YouTube at the quickest speed, while still looking high quality and pleasing. It's definitely flexing a different sort of muscle than when I'm creating actual films, but the satisfaction of finishing content at such a speed is tremendously rewarding, in a very unique way. Through these means, I've begun creating regular content between a few different networks and channels on YouTube. For the specifics on that content, check the bottom of the page. Though let's get into the subject at hand. I'm going to be sharing my optimized, cost-effective filming equipment set-up for my recent bedroom productions. Let's do it!



First, Let's Talks Cameras:

I use 2 main cameras, with 2 backups if I need them.


My main camera:

Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema 4K

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07C5MFN1Z?tag=chrisdaniels-20


My second camera:

Canon EOS 60D



Backup Camera 1:

GoPro Hero 4 Session


Backup Camera 2:

iPad Pro 2020 Model


Next Up, My Lenses:


My main prime lens:

Rokinon 35mm Cine Lens T1.5 For Canon EF Mount


My main zoom lens:

Tokina ATXAF247FXC 24-70mm f/2.8 Pro FX Lens for Canon EF


Secondary:

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens


My Others:

  1. Tokina AF 10-17mm F/3. 5-4.5 at-X 107 DX Fish Eye Canon EF Mount

  2. Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 Image Stabilization USM Lens



Probably Most Importantly, My Audio Equipment:


Main Desktop Microphone:

Blue Yeti Pro X Professional Condenser USB Microphone


Main Field Microphone:

Zoom H5, 4-Track Portable Field Recorder and Microphone


My On-Camera Shotgun Microphone:

Rode Videomic NTG On-Camera Shotgun Microphone


Some Additional Backup Microphones:

  1. Audio-Technica ATR3350xiS Omni Condenser Microphone (ATR Series)

  2. Audio-Technica AT875R Line/Gradient Shotgun Condenser Microphone

  3. Zoom H1n Portable Recorder

  4. Audio Technica AT2020 Cardioid Condenser XLR Microphone


The Best, Cheapest Tripods I've Found To Be Good Quality:

  1. Andoer Professional Video Tripod System-67 Inch Professional Heavy Duty Aluminum Tripod

  2. 3Pod Video Tripod System, Professional Heavy Duty Aluminum Twin Tube Tripod



Headphones:


Main Pair:

Sony WH-1000XM4 Wireless Noise Canceling Overhead Headphones


Main Leisure Pair:

Apple Airpods Pro


Misc. Equipment:

  1. Elgato HD60 S Capture Card (For streaming my Blackmagic Pocket Cinema 4K directly into my PC)

  2. Canon DC Battery (For powering a Canon 60D with external power, instead of through batteries)

  3. Samsung T5 SSD


This list has been updated for October 2020, and will continue to be updated as my equipment changes.


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