We get asked what gear we use on set, so here you will find some links to that gear! This isn't everything, feel free to shoot us an email if you have other questions:

 New Main Camera :   Panasonic GH5 Amazon Link

New Main Camera : Panasonic GH5 Amazon Link

New Main Camera : Panasonic GH5
It's like the GH4, but with dual card slots, image stabilization, and worse battery life!

 The Panasonic GH4 -   Amazon Canada  -  Amazon US

The Panasonic GH4 - Amazon Canada - Amazon US

BCamera : Panasonic DMC-GH4

This camera does internal 4K, slow motion, the batteries last forever, and it has focus peaking, zebras, audio levels, an actual level, and a histogram right on screen. What more could you ask for at this price points?

 Tamron 24-70  -   Amazon Canada  -  Amazon US

Tamron 24-70  - Amazon Canada - Amazon US

Workhorse Lens: Tamron 24-70mm Di VC

Versatile as all giddyup, and has 2 advantages over the Canon equivalent. One, it has VC (Vibration reduction) for smoother shots (especially when shoulder rigged). And Two, it's about half the price

 

 Voigtlander 17.5mm, f/0.95  -  Amazon Canada  -  Amazon US

Voigtlander 17.5mm, f/0.95 - Amazon Canada - Amazon US

Lens : Voigtlander 17.5mm, f/0.95

Thought it's not versatile in it's zoom range, I never leave home without this lens. For Expo and indoor footage, sometimes there's no light - and at 0.95, you needn't worry. Also allows the easy blurring out of backgrounds. Amazing control of Depth of field.

 Versatile Lighting  :  Yongnuo 600L II - Amazon Link

Versatile Lighting  : Yongnuo 600L II - Amazon Link

LED Lighting : Yongnuo 600L 2 LEDs

Light, cheap, variable color temperature, battery powered if needed. I bring these everywhere.

 External LCD Monitor:   Neewer 7" - Amazon Link

External LCD Monitor: Neewer 7" - Amazon Link

External Monitor : Neewer NW 759 - 7" LCD

This is about as little as you can spend on an external monitor, but it's powered by the same batteries as my LED panels, and it works with the GH4 and GH5 in 24Hz mode, which isn't always easy.  A potential downside: I don't think there's a battery indicator anywhere.

 Rode SmartLav+ -   Amazon Canada  -  Amazon US

Rode SmartLav+ - Amazon Canada - Amazon US

Microphone : RODE SmartLav+

This is my favourite budget interview lav mic. Bring your own iPhone, and you can capture incredible quality audio. This is exclusively what I used before moving to the Rode Filmmaker Kit. (Note: The "+" at the end of the model # here is important.)

 Rode Filmmaker Kit -   Amazon Canada  -  Amazon US

Rode Filmmaker Kit - Amazon Canada - Amazon US

Microphone : RODE Filmmaker Kit

When you want a wireless option of the above mic, which allows you to move around un-tethered, and record directly into your camera or an external audio recorder, this is my #1 pick, it just works!

Where do the mics record to : the Zoom H6 Handy Recorder

With 4 inputs and individual volume controls (or 5, actually, with the top-mounted aux thingy) and level displays that look just like the ones in your video editor, the ease of use alone make the Zoom H6 maybe my favorite audio recorder in its price range.  Grab some ode VXLR adapters for your mics, and you're good to go.

 Manfrotto Video Tripod -   Camera Store Canada  - B&H US

Manfrotto Video Tripod - Camera Store Canada - B&H US

Tripod : Manfrotto MVK500AM Tripod Kit

This tripod kit is geared for video and has one feature that makes it worth the price: The twist handle under the head allows you to fix your camera's level in seconds - to make sure your shot is not crooked. The setup time this saves makes this line of tripods worth every penny. Try it just once at an event, and you'll see what I mean.

 Eneloop Rechargeable Batteries  -  Amazon Canada  -  Amazon US

Eneloop Rechargeable Batteries - Amazon Canada - Amazon US

Batteries to power things: Eneloop Rechargeable AAs

You use a lot of batteries, it simply becomes more economical (and yes, better for the environment) to use rechargeables, and the Eneloops are simply the gold standard, sworn by for almost anyone who make videos and has a youtube channel. You can get a 4 pack with a charger, or an 8 pack of just batteries. These things are great.

 Blue Yeti Mic -   Amazon Canada  -  Amazon US

Blue Yeti Mic - Amazon Canada - Amazon US

Microphone for Voice-Overs, Explainer Videos & PodCasts : Blue Yeti USB

Pretty much the gold-standard mic for podcasters and voice-overs. 4 modes, mute and gain controls, and it USBs right into your recording app of choice.

Update: My Yeti died in April 2017. Not sure if I will replace it.

 Ring-lights FTW (or For The Lazy)  -  Amazon Canada  -  Amazon US

Ring-lights FTW (or For The Lazy) - Amazon Canada - Amazon US

A lazy way to get beautiful  lighting with one light: Ring Lights

This particular model is pretty bright - so you'll have to defuse it if you want to not be squinting at the camera - but these are a pretty nice way to make things look like they have some dimension without having to set up a 2 or 3 light setup.

Editing Keyboard - by Editors Keys

These keyboards are vital to my learning, and continued editing speed. I highly recommend picking one up.