Essential Video Production Equipment | Crew Mama

Essential Video Production Equipment | Crew Mama | Blog - Are you just getting into video production and need some help on what equipment to purchase? Crew Mama is here to help! Also, even if you have been in video production for years, this list can be beneficial for up-to-date equipment. Keep reading to learn what video production equipment is essential to us!Obviously, you are going to need a camera to start producing videos. There are so many different types and brands of cameras out there, which can be overwhelming! Crew Mama doesn’t have a favorite because we love each of our cameras for various reasons. However, here is one we do recommend for just getting started!

Camera: Arri Alexa Mini

Cameras can range in price from a couple hundred to thousands of dollars. The Arri Alexa Mini is a great, new camera. The price currently is $45,000 for the body. We know this price tag is crazy expensive, but for a video camera, this is quite typical. This camera will also help you keep up with the competition in the industry. The Arri Alexa Mini is versatile, light, and extremely high-quality. We strongly believe that this camera is essential for video equipment!

Essential Video Production Equipment

Tripod: BV30-Camcorder

This tripod can be found on Amazon for $130! Believe it or not, it has 5-star reviews! That is very impressive because usually, most products get a 4.7 at maximum. We guess this tripod is just really outstanding! In the reviews, everyone says the quality is fantastic, extremely easy to adjust and has a fluid head for when shooting videos! Are you scrambling to find $130 now? No, do not spend your rent for this month on the tripod, you can wait a couple more days for a paycheck!

Lighting: HPUSN Softbox Lighting Kit

It is all about the lighting, people. You know when you are just trying to take a selfie, but the lighting is terrible, so you go to another room and get a bomb selfie. Well, when taking videos, you always are going to need perfect lighting and you can really only get that with a lighting kit. So, we found this one for such a steal of under $70!

Essential Video Production Equipment

We hope that this equipment will help you get started in video production! Just remember, the video is all about the story you are telling, so do not feel bad for using your iPhone. They are still great! If you ever need a video crew, give us a call!