Blogging has become an increasing trend in the progressive world of twenty-first century. In the world with less time and more competition, cosmopolites usually turn to those processes which ensure a quick and easy mode of information. Video blogging or famously known as ‘vlogging’ is yet another increasing trend. With this type of blogging, information reach to the world in an even more easy and authentic manner than blogging or articles.
The video bloggers connect with the people directly and provide information. However for the vlogging to be interesting and charming, proper equipment are extremely needed. In the following article, we will discuss these equipments of one such famous vlogger. This will provide a cue to the inspiring and novice bloggers to try their hands in video blogging safely and accurately.
The famous fashion and beauty youtuber or vlogger Zoella, whose original name is Zoe Elizabeth Sugg, initially started her career as an interior design apprenticeship. It is only then that she decided to create her own blogging site that revolved around her studies. Though initially she had fewer followers for her site, gradually it started increasing at a very fast rate.
Finally when her blog reached almost 540 million marks, she shifted to make her own youtube channel in 2009. Now, in 2017, she has almost 11million you tube followers and subscribers and counting.
Zoella’s videos are very charming and interesting. The videos made by her seem to come out of the screen and touch the viewers’ hearts. It is not only due to her charming personality, fluent diction and variety that her videos have become famous worldwide but also the equipment she uses. In a recent video, Zoella has talked in details about the equipment she uses for recording her videos. Let us take a look at the equipments.
Zoella always believed in the authenticity of the work she did. Initially when she just started her career as a blogger, she had nothing with her but a digital camera, with which she used to take pictures or post small videos. However once her popularity increased and she shifted her blogging into the work of video blogging, she altogether upgraded her camera kit.
In the recent video upload about the type of cameras she uses, she has given a detailed description of the types and brands of cameras she uses. She has said that, depending upon the type of video she is making, she uses two different cameras. If the work includes a mere recording of a vlog, she uses the very popular Canon Powershot S120.
The features of this camera, indeed defines her excellent choice. This camera has a fast autofocus system that enhances the sharpness of the video footage. This camera also has an upgraded version of Canon’s HS system that facilitates low light shots without hampering the quality of the video.
It has a built-in Canon 5x lens of the focal length ranging between 24 to 120mm. The lens has a wide angle view and telephoto length perspectives.
Canon EOS 70D Digital SLR Camera
She uses this camera for her beauty and fashion video uploads. This is mainly because; her fashion and beauty videos acquire minute detailing and a greater sound and visual quality. This DSLR camera can be mounted on a tripod and an external microphone can be attached for a greater precision of sounds.
The flip screen enables her to view herself while filming and signals when the camera stops recording. Further this DSLR camera enables her to upload greater quality videos than her point and shoot Canon S120 camera.
With this DSLR camera, she uses two different types of lenses. She says that her first preference is the Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 lens. The focal range enables her to take wide angle views. The quality of the lens is very tough, providing a fast autofocus quality. The lens adopts no extra sound during the act of auto focusing.
Another lens that she uses is the Canon EF 50mm f/1.2. The fixed focal length does not provide a zooming facility. But nonetheless its image quality is the best. The lens has an ultra-large aperture with a narrow depth of the field. This means that the focus on the main object is sharp, whereas the background is blurred.
Zoella uses the Rode VideoMic Pro Compact Shotgun Microphone, even though her Canon EOS 70d has a built-in microphone. This is mainly because the quality of the DSLR microphone is not as sharp as this one. This audio equipment records every sound with extreme precision while reducing the uptake of the sounds from side and rear.
To position her DSLR camera for a steady video, she uses the lightweight Velbon Videomate 438 Aluminium Tripod. This tripod enables the maximum height of about 5.61ft or 170cm. It is perfect to support any heavy-weight camera.
For lighting purposes, the famous you tuber Zoella uses Manfrotto Spectra Bi-Color LED Flood light. The colour and the temperature of the light can be changed by a simple dial. Zoella uses Macbook Air 13.3 inch for editing her videos and giving them a final touch.