1. Lightweight 60″ Tripod – Cost: $25.99
This lightweight tripod has adjustable-height legs and rubber feet and is compatible with most video cameras, digital cameras, still cameras, GoPro devices, and smartphone mounts.
2. Best Budget Soft Light – Cost: $44.99
Probably the best deal on a small, portable soft light for vlogging and live streaming. This light has a very thin profile allowing you to carry it anywhere and comes with battery and charger.
3. Movo Lavalier Microphone – Cost: $39.95
Using a good external microphone is essential to creating good video. Your sound is as important as your image! This simple lav microphone plugs right into your phone and lets you get great sound when you’re positioned away from your camera. The kit comes with two microphones which will allow you to do interviews with a guest. It even comes with a separate plugin for earbuds so you can monitor your sound and make sure the audio is working.
4. Extension Cord – Cost $12.95
You can attach this cord between your microphone and your smartphone which will let you (and your interview guest) sit well away from your phone without feeling crowded. This is really helpful if you want to move at all while you’re shooting and really gives you plenty of freedom.
As soon as you’re equipped with these simple tools, join my FREE Video Creators Lab group on Facebook where you can post your smartphone videos, see what others are posting and give and receive positive feedback.