So watching Lit for Webheads has inspired you and you want to shoot your own literary web series. All a Webhead needs to get started is an idea, a computer and the right production equipment. Since few of us know where to start, we’re here to help!
Recently a young producer I know invested in basic equipment. She is just starting out, so a lot of thought and research went into balancing cost with practicality. As inspiration, let’s look at what she uses. To upload HD quality video either directly or indirectly to the internet, and livestream to a tablet, she has a Canon VIXIA HF R52, with an added camera pan table. It also has a removable data card for additional storage. For sound she has a compatible RØDE “shotgun” mic held on the camera with a bracket with two cold shoes. A Neewer LED video light and a modestly priced tripod complete her self-made starter kit. You can always go bigger, but this should get you off to a good start.
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After Maggie’s John Thornton rant on East & West, she answers questions from Twitter and eats jam toast.