March 27, 2020
Hannah Brenner

Video blogging setup for beginners

Video content is definitely on the rise. 

If you find yourself with a little extra time (due to the coronavirus outbreak, for example) then why not step in front of the camera? 

It can definitely be intimidating to start out, so here are some beginner tips. 

1. Equipment

It might seem like you need the newest and highest quality equipment to get started, but that is simply not true!

A simple camera with recording capability will probably get the job done – at least while you're starting out. If you want to take it one step further, try a ring light! 

2. Space

Just like with the equipment, you don't need anything fancy. 

Your "set" could be as simple as your desk or your living room! Just remember to clean up a little first. 

If you really want a clean background, you could iron a sheet and hang it behind you. 

3. Comfort

The hardest part with starting up will be getting comfortable in front of the camera. 

Do a lot of practice runs and watch it through to see where you can improve!

This is where friends or coworkers can help you out. If you're not comfortable speaking to the camera when you're alone, try having someone stand behind the camera and speak to them! This way you can hopefully relax and be a little more natural. 

Then all that's left is to find an engaging topic and start vlogging! You've got this!