Wednesday Rigging: Solo Podcasting Setup


So far I’ve filmed all my podcasts alone. Just a man, an idea and his camera. This can be, of course, a real pain. No one to pay close attention to the camera and sound. I’ll be doing a post on my setup in the future, but thought I would share my camera setup with you.

Rig Description:

My whole setup is mounted on a discontinued Velbon tripod. The new equivalent is the Pearstone VT-2100. This is a small, light weight tripod that can handle up to 15 pounds. I film most of my shows with a 5DmkII and the new Tamron 24-70mm F2.8. I LOVE this lens… Fast, sharp and perfect for most shooting and quickly framing in different situations. For audio, I use the Sennheiser G3 wireless lapel kit. I usually run sound straight to the camera since I am going to web and the audio will get compressed anyway. For monitoring, I mount a SmallHD DP4 to a Dimkum System ActionPod. This allows me to monitor while recording and make sure I am in frame with whatever gear I am talking about etc.

Thats about it! Pretty simple. Let me know if you guys have any questions!

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