Quick Links To Things That I Use
People always ask me questions such as what camera & Lenses do i use & where do i get my music. I decided to make this page as a easy way for people to find the tools that i use in my productions. I will update this page as I test & use different products that i think are great.
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Cameras & Drone
Canon G7x Point & Shooter – My current favorite camera. This is the camera that i use the most for my vlogs because its small, light weight, and i can carry it in my pocket. As an all in one camera the quality is awesome.
Canon 70D DSLR – This is currently my best camera. When i want to take the extra time to use more manual settings, use special lenses, use a tripod or i want the best audio with an external mic this is my go to camera.
Canon T5i DSLR – My first DSLR and my backup camera. A great camera for the money & more then capable of producing great pics & vids
Gopro Hero 4 Black – This is my action sport work horse camera. I use this for all my in water shots, first person surfing, gimbal footage and action shots.
Autel X-Star Premium Drone – This is my first & current drone. Takes amazing footage and extremely durable. I have crashed this drone around 7 times and it just keeps on working without a hitch.
Canon Medium Zoom – This is the lens that came with my 70D package. This versatile lens is the best all around lens i have. Great for photography, vlogging and on the go filming.
Canon Wide Angle Len – When i am vlogging with more people, in small areas like a car or room. Also if i want to show more of the landscape or action sports like skateboarding. A must have for any serious vlogger.
Tamron Telefoto Lense Fits Cannon – This is the lens we use for all our surfing footage as well as zooming into animals. Best telefoto lens for the price in my opinion
Removu S1 GoPro Gimbal – This water resistant GoPro Stabilizer is a game changer in my opinion. I strap it to my backpack for hiking, biking, climbing and just cruising through crowds.
Rode Video Mic Pro – This is an absolute must if you plan on using a DSLR camera and want to record your voice or do interviews. Audio quality is just as or ever more important than video quality. Battery lasts forever and gives amazing sound for the size.
Mini Manfrotto Tripod – This is my favorite mini tripod for my Cannon G7X. It is small, durable, and has a cool swivel head to get all the cool angles i like to get.
Foldi Tripod – This is my go to travel tripod when i need to get hands free stationary shots with my DSLR or G7x.
Music For Videos & Vlogs
AudioBlocks – This is the service i get most of my background music. It is an annual fee and you can use all of their 1000s of songs. After getting hit with multiple copyright notices and losing revenue, i bought this service because they take care of any YouTube copyright flags i get in about 2-4 days.
Audio Jungle – When i am doing a special project or am looking for a very unique sound not used all over the Internet i go here. You buy individual songs for a little more money but it is always top quality.
Incompetech Free Music – This is one of the most popular resources for FREE copyright-free music on the Internet. The songs will all sound familiar because so many people use them but a great way to start out and save money. This was where i got most of my music for the first few months after i started vlogging