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Vegan Break is a series of bite-sized videos about all things vegan. The show, hosted by Michelle Taylor, includes vegan cooking ideas, vegan food news, reviews of vegan books and cookbooks, new vegan products on the market, vegan restaurants, interviews with awesome vegans, and much more!

24 Jan 2018 at 1:26pm
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After 10 years of making videos here on YouTube, I figure it's time to share what I've learned! Here are my top recommendations for filming equipment—from camera and lenses to editing software and audio. You can see more info below, and my full equipment kit here:


♥ Your cell phone (beginner)

♥ Canon G7x (amazing vlog camera):

♥ Panasonic Lumix GH4 (pro camera):

* Video Camera Notes: The next generation G7x (Mark II) and the GH5 are both out so you could get the newest generation of those if you want if you have a big budget. But if you're working on a tight budget, I highly recommend the GH4 and G7x and they have everything you'll need. You'll save LOTS of money getting a generation behind. I don't forsee myself upgrading myself unless things really change significantly in the filmmaking landscape. Also a note on GoPros which are quite popular–I have one but never use it. Unless you're filming underwater or scaling a mountain or something extreme, there's no need for a GoPro.


♥ Olympus 25mm f1.8: (Functions like a 50mm lens on a full-frame DSLR camera. I use this lens for 95% of my videos filmed on the GH4. It's a prime lens (fixed-focus, no zoom.)

♥ Olympus 75mm f1.8: (this is the other lens I own, it's for super zoomed up more artistic shots)

♥ You can get a zoom lens, which is handy, just keep in mind the quality won't be as good as prime lenses unless you're paying thousands of dollars.


♥ Tripod—get a tripod with a fluid head so you're able to pan the camera easily on the tripod. I recommend the Manfrotto brand if it fits in your budget. If you're on a tight budget, any tripod will do.

♥ Zhiyun Crane V2 Gimbal Stabilizer: (If you'll be doing a lot of moving shots this is an amazing tool to have. Plus, the price has dropped considerably since I bought it! I use this for wedding videography and beyond. Here's an example of a wedding video I filmed with it: )


♥ Lavalier Microphone (this is the one I use):

♥ Rode Videomic Shotgun Microphone:

♥ Zoom H4n Pro External Audio Recorder:

♥ Mini Zoom H1 External Audio Recorder: (you will need the Rode smartLav+ Lavalier mic for smartphones: and this adapter: with this)


♥ Natural window light or outdoor shade (this is all I use these days)

♥ Light reflector:

♥ Softbox lights (if you're stuck filming somewhere super dark)

♥ Daylight bulbs

* Video Lighting Notes: I didn't cover this in the video, but the best lighting is always natural light. I have a bunch of softboxes and a ring light but I never use them anymore. Whenever possible, shoot in daytime near a window or outside in the shade. Stay out of direct light, as the sun can create harsh shadows that way. You can get a simple reflector (or white board) to bounce light onto your subject (see link below). The only time I would use a light setup is if you have to film somewhere without natural light (like a dark kitchen). If you do use lighting, always use daylight bulbs. Make sure any lamps or overhead lights are off if you film inside because they will cast a yellow hue, and totally throw off your white balance. Many video cameras these days perform incredibly well in low-light situations (the Lumix GH4 camera is GREAT in low light).


▸ iMovie (free on any mac)

▸ Final Cut Pro X:

▸ External hard drive:

▸ Drobo Hard Drive System: (you will also need the actual hard drives for this: — I have three of the 4TB HDs here)

Full list of video equipment + resources:

If you're interested in photography, here is my photography kit:

▹▹▹ ABOUT ME ▹▹▹

My name is Michelle Cehn, and I'm the founder of World of Vegan and a vegan filmmaker on a mission to change the world one video at a time. See more at:

Many thanks to all of my amazing Patreon supporters, who make these videos possible!


michelle (at) worldofvegan (dot) com

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored video. All opinions are my own. The links I share to Amazon are affiliate links, which means I earn a small commission if you make a purchase through them which goes to support this channel. Thank you!!

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