This is my collection of video/audio equipment & blogging resources and that I use and recommend. Support me by buying through these links if you’re interested in anything!
|Canon EOS 80D (2016-present)
My main camera. I love it. Great for its fast and accurate auto-focus, which is really convenient for video.
|Canon EOS Rebel T4i (2012-2016)
My first DSLR in the game. The Canon Rebel series are really great entry level DSLRs for beginners. Highly recommend it.
|Sony DSC-RX100M III (2015-present)
My powerful vlogging camera. Tech peeps give it great reviews, but I personally wish I had found out about the Canon G7X before I made this purchase. Main reason: Canon has a touchscreen so you can touch to focus. Otherwise, the Sony is great too.
|Sigma 30mm f/1.4 – My go to lens. This lens is so beautiful. F/1.4 opens up the aperture to let a lot of light in and create that beautiful depth of field.|
|Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM – My new lens for the 80D – great for its super quiet autofocus, perfect for video.|
|Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 Fisheye – My neglected lens. I used this for my travel vlogs in Korea and Taiwan, but since I got my point and shoot Sony, I decided that I’m too lazy to lug a DSLR with me on trips. And so I don’t find too many opportunities to use this cool fisheye lens.|
Video & Photo Editing
|Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 (2014-2016)
I absolutely loved using Adobe Premiere Pro for editing all of my Lavendaire videos up until now (July 2016). I loved its Adobe integration, being able to create a design in Photoshop, import the .psd file into Premiere, and be able to see live edits from Photoshop in Premiere. Sadly, the time has come where Premiere Pro CS6 just doesn’t cut it for me anymore. Because Adobe has now moved over to a monthly subscription model with Adobe Premiere Pro CC, CS6 is an old version that will never be updated and thus cannot keep up with improving technologies (ie: it doesn’t support LUTs or 4K).
|Final Cut Pro X (2012-2014; July 2016-present)
I started editing in FCPX when I got my first job as a video producer and the videographer I worked with laughed at me for using iMovie. It served me well for a couple years until I learned that the industry standard editing program for filmmakers was Adobe Premiere Pro, which is why I made the switch to learn the program above. Today in 2016, partly because Adobe CS6 is outdated and partly because your girl got hooked up with some sweet FCPX plugins, I’ve made the switch back. There are pros & cons to both programs but for my own reasons, it’s been worth the switch.
|Adobe Photoshop CS6 – I use Photoshop to create all of my graphics. It’s changed my life. I’m so glad that Photoshop doesn’t need to be upgraded so often and I can happily live off of CS6 for the time being.|
|Manfrotto 290 Xtra Fluid Video Head Kit|
|AmazonBasics 60-Inch Lightweight Tripod|
|Sony Lightweight Compact Tripod|
|Wireless Remote Control|
|Rode Videomic Shotgun Microphone|
|Rode NT1 Kit|
|Focusrite Scarlett Solo Compact USB Audio Interface|
|Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO Studio Headphones|
|CowboyStudio Umbrella Lighting Kit|
|CowboyStudio Set of Two 105 Watt, 5500 K Fluorescent Light Bulb|