Your viewers have high expectations, don’t risk using poor quality video or images.

It’s always best to use professionals for your video and photography, but sometimes the value of the content doesn’t justify a professional production. In these instances it’s more cost effective to produce content yourself, so how will you do that without compromising on quality?

Our Producer and film maker, Ezio, has researched a few key products that you can use with confidence. Combine these with one of our basic film making and editing courses and you will be able to create great quality video content at a fraction of the cost!

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Recommended products

Lights, sound and action - Lighting is essential when filming, even if its just a quick testimonial. Don't give your brand the wrong image, light it up!

I can highly recommend NEEWER products for lighting as I use their flat panel cold lights for my professional work. This is a small piece of equipment that will serve you well and elevate your brand through good quality visuals. Sells for £70.99

The lightning kit is compatible with iPhone6 plus/6/5/5S, Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge/S6/S5, and other smart phones, and most cameras. Click on the image to get more details and purchase.

This is a good option for small production lighting if the ringlight is limiting, and once again I can recommend NEEWER with confidence. Sells for £45.99

The CN-216 features a new 16:9 widescreen design allowing a wider range of light and brighter effect.
The Neewer CN-216 helps to ensure perfect settings for your photography or video subject.

Audio makes a BIG difference to your customer's viewing experience - don't let your brand down when good quality is only a click away!

This simple and inexpensive BOYA lavalier microphone will make a big difference to your video productions, I recommend it to adding the professional edge to testimonials. Sells for £14.95

The BY-M1 microphone with clip-on mic is specially designed for smartphones, DSLR, Camcorders, audio recorders, PC, etc. Features: Superb sound for presentations and video recording.

And if you want to perform a short interview, this BOYA dual lavalier will do the trick, combining two points of origin clearly. Sells for £29.44

The BOYA BY-M1DM is a Dual Lavalier Universal Microphone, with a single 1/8″ stereo connector, it can be used with smartphones, DSLR camears, camcorders, audio recorders, PC and other recording devices.
It consists of two of the well-received omnidirectional lavalier microphones and 4m (13′) length cable, it’s prefect for interviews, presentations, podcasts, webcasts, or any situation where more than one subject needs to be recorded.

Video kits and mounts provide a single solution, I would recommend the below products to any organisation that needs regular video for their feeds.

This all in 1 system by Movo is ideal for the corporate film maker that needs to record interviews with a more professional finish. Sells for £108.95

Movo Smartphone Video Kit V7 with Grip Rig, Pro Stereo Microphone, LED Light & Wireless Remote – for iPhone 5, 5C, 5S, 6, 6S, 7, 8, X (Regular and Plus), Samsung Galaxy, Note & More

The Manfrotto PIXI Mini Tripod with Handgrip for Compact System Cameras is a great addition to the Movo V7 (above). It extends the handle to add stability and provides a stable stand for static camera operation or to show it off.

It’s curretly on special for only £17.95

The Manfrotto PIXI EVO 2-Section Mini Tripod is better suited for heavier cameras such as entry level DSLR’s and it will cope with uneven surfaces. It’s a great addition to the Movo V7 (above). It extends the handle to add stability and provides a stable stand for static camera operation or to show it off.

It’s curretly on special for only £34.95

The Ulanzi U-Rig provides a 2 hand, held-held option that will offer a little more stability. It sells for  only £15.95 and will take lights, microphone from the above Movo kit, giving you both options. 

New U Rig pro, the smartphone film makers rig with 3 cold shoe mounts to attach LED lights, microphone etc.

Accessories NOT included

The Zhiun Smooth 4 Phone Gimbal stabiliser is an excellent piece of kit for the more advanced hobbyist or film maker. It’s not the cheapest out there, but I have personal experience with it and I can recommend it. It sells for £99.00 on amazon.

It has many professional features like; Pull focusing and zoom, Tracking, time-lapse and slo-motion and sells for only £109