If you are a photographer, filmmaker, or content creator and not creating short form video on IG Reels, TikTok, or YouTube shorts, you’re missing out. The reach is mind-blowing.
By creating and sharing on TikTok and IG reels, I was able to grow my audience by 30K in less than one year, network with big name creators, and partner with brands I love… Fujifilm, Moment, and Adobe to name a few.
If you don’t know how to get started, I have good news: short form video content creation doesn’t have to be huge transition in your workflow. Share your creative process. Show your audience what you do. Or teach them the skills they need to be successful. As long as it’s educational, entertaining, and/or relatable, your content has the potential to do well no matter the production value - from full mirrorless video rig to just your phone and a good mic.
So if you’re an aspiring Tiktok star, content creator, or filmmaker/photographer looking to plunge into short form video, here’s a list of my favorite tools to get you started.
At A Glance...
Moment iPhone Case - The Case for Creators
Pro Tripod Mount - Portrait - For Creators Needing a Mobile Tripod Option
Lightning to TRRS Adapter - Easy For Connection
Smart Lav+ Microphone - Effect Audio Setup For Lives
Manfrotto Pixi Tripod - A Great Miniature Tripod for Mobile
Multithreaded Mount For MagSafe - Attach It Anywhere!
FujiFilm XS10 Camera - The Best Do-It-All Content Creator Camera
FujiFilm 18mm F/1.4 Len (Backup 16mm F/1.4) - The Best Focal Length for Vlogging
RODE Video Micro - Everyone's Favorite Contact Microphone
TRS to TRRS Cable - Connections For
Mefoto Benro Backpacker - The Best Tripod For Traveling Creators
Shure MV7 Podcast Microphone - A High Quality Podcasting Microphone
DJI Action 2 - Great Camera For Adventure Junkies