How I Make Each YouTube Episode – Step by step

Becoming a YouTube creator and producing regular video episodes can seem daunting but it’s not.  You can do it!  Video by video, you will develop your rhythm of how you work and keep refining it to release content more swiftly and produce better quality.  I get asked what goes into producing my episodes, so here is a run-through of my current workplan.

Let me know in the comments below if you’d like me to produce more of this behind-the-scenes material and I’d be happy to make it for you.  Share your experiences as a YouTube newbie or as a veteran.  What works for you?

What kit do I use for my YouTube episodes?

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1. Wall Outlet Power
For North America (plug Type A), these twin-USB Ailkin wall chargers are great: https://amzn.to/2Fnd68j
For mainland Europe, you will need a Type C plug such as: https://amzn.to/2Tj74sw

Which Power Banks Do I Like?
1. Anker PowerCore+ 3,350mHa https://amzn.to/2Ty6Iyh
2. Jackery Bolt 6,000 https://amzn.to/2BrjpUu
3. iMuto 10,000mHa https://amzn.to/2DSnxzw
4. iMuto 20,000mHa https://amzn.to/2TxnMo0

Vehicle Plugs : https://amzn.to/2OMR7XV

Compact Solar Panel
ECEEN options: 1. Low price, low weight and compactness: https://amzn.to/2RRKJAC
2. Higher capacity solar panel: https://amzn.to/2Bcc62S

Cables, Cables and Cables…
Chafon 6 in 1 charging cable: https://amzn.to/2DK3sv7
Lightning cables https://amzn.to/2S06kam and longer Lightning ones: https://amzn.to/2DJvp6e
Micro-USB cables for Samsungs https://amzn.to/2RZcVl1 or 3ft long cables: https://amzn.to/2DG1E68

Plug Adapters
Ceptics has a great 12-piece plug adapter set: https://amzn.to/2DqhAsv.
There are also specific adapters to suit most needs just take note of what plug you have and what the destination plug is. Remember to check the voltage!

My very portable filming set-up:
I’ve filmed many of episodes with my cellphone: https://amzn.to/2pd9IC8
Awesome Battery Pack with display when filming with a cellphone: https://amzn.to/2MKEko8
Lavalier Microphone: https://amzn.to/2xm8GaI
Smartphone Rode Directional Microphone: https://amzn.to/2xkLvNY
Bendy Compact Tripod: https://amzn.to/2QCvCLB
Full Size Tripod: https://amzn.to/2xswAS6
Tripod Mount for Smartphones: https://amzn.to/2xs9Pxg
Sony Digital Audio Recorder: https://amzn.to/2xsNHmu
Waterproof bags! Protect your gear!
My Studio set-up (and still portable):
Canon DSLR of choice: https://amzn.to/2xogzMH
Canon go-to lens: https://amzn.to/2xov96Y
Shotgun Microphone: https://amzn.to/2xpZT7J
Lavalier Microphone: https://amzn.to/2xm8GaI
Full Size Tripod: https://amzn.to/2xswAS6
Ensure you have the various spare batteries such as for the Canon and the two microphones.
Memory Capacity:
Go-to Portable USB Hard Drives: https://amzn.to/2pfzzJE
Rugged Portable USB Hard Drives: https://amzn.to/2xgNnrF
Memory Cards: SD size (for my Canon): https://amzn.to/2xqszxp
Memory Cards: Micro SD size (for my Samsung S7): https://amzn.to/2pg9jyW
Waterproof Memory Card Case: https://amzn.to/2MDMcri

BetterPreparedness.com article: http://betterpreparedness.com/easy-smartphone-battery-charging/

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