I’ve been making YouTube videos and vlogging for nearly three years now and as a very creative person, I often have ideas and visions of content I want to make but am limited in terms of quality or, in some cases, functionality of my equipment to make what I want.
I often daydream about the kind of equipment I’d like to buy and I figure this list could be a vlogger/blogger/creative persons dream so I thought I’d share my dream kit list for you today!
(Side note: the header photo includes my current kit with is a Canon 100D DSLR, a Rode mic I bought from a friend and a Samsung point and shoot camera that I kind remember the model name of, alongside my little SD card wallet and a lens cap)
Canon EOS M10 – bridging the gap between a DSLR and a generic powershot camera, it has a detachable lens and a lot of the automatic features of a point and shot. I just want to play. It would look so beautiful I’m so pumped.
GoPro Hero 4 Black – I feel like every YouTuber wants a GoPro. A lot of YouTubers have a GoPro but I really, really want one. When I went to Centre Parcs with my family in June we rented bikes and I really wanted to do a montage video but didn’t want to smash my iPhone that I was vlogging with at the time. I really want to go swimming at some point and it would be so cool to be able to do like an underwater vlog. I feel like I’d do more adventurous things if I had a GoPro.
Phantom 3 Drone – I’ve not really done much research into drones, I think I like the idea of a drone more than actually having one but it would make monthly vlogs look really cool. I don’t know how many different shots I could get in Southampton but before the novelty wore off (and if I travelled somewhere fun) it would be amazing.
Soft box lighting – I’ve got to use softboxes before in photography at uni but to have my own ones to have actual good light in my big girl videos (that’s what I call videos that aren’t like follow me around vlogs). I currently use a floor lamp that cost me £7 from Argos and a bedside lamp, which actually works really well but this is a dream list right? I’ll put everything on my dream list.
Canon 5D – now this is a very, very expensive camera that I would be reluctant to hold in case I dropped. But it’s very pretty. And makes absolutely beautiful video and photographic content. The Mark III is extortionate and the Mark IV is available for pre-order. It would make the fairy lights in the background of my big girl videos very blurry.
Lenses – a variety of lenses means a bigger variety of content and quality and I have a lot of opportunity to rent these kinds of lenses from university but again; dream list, in an ideal world, having these lenses for myself would be fun. It’s part of my aim to make vlogs and content as beautiful as The Michalaks who essentially make a little film every week to document their lives for their two year old son when he grows up. They’re such an amazing, hardworking family, I truly adore them.
iMac – again, I have access to iMac’s at university and I have a Macbook Pro but again; ideal. If I had a separate computer for editing videos, photography and blogging then it would free up space on my laptop for other bits and it can be for relaxation rather than working (if you can call blogging working). I know that makes me sound so whiny and spoilt but this isn’t something I’m saying I need now, it’s just if I had the spare money this is what I might spend it on (realistically I’d go travelling but that’s not the point!).
I’d probably invest in a selection of mics and mic stands too, but I’ve not thought too much about those so don’t have any links or anything!
I daren’t think about how much this list costs. I fully intend to work and work and get to a point where I can afford to spend money on equipment like this, but currently I’m working on getting to the point!
Thank you for reading,
Uni blog: http://sophieannblogs.blogspot.co.uk/