Self taping kit

  • Lauren Falconer

    Actor

    Hi,

    I am looking at investing in a self taping kit for my iPhone 7. I have done some research and there are so many out there with prices ranging from 12.99 for a clip on lavalier microphone to hundreds of pounds for full kit with tripod or one for 34.99 with stabiliser, light and microphone, which has bad reviews for the microphone quality. I was just wondering if anyone on here had a kit they bought that was around £100/200 that they thought really worked well?

    • 28th Apr 2020
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  • David Vale

    Actor

    I already had a digital SLR and tripod, so I use them. I use natural light, sometimes supported by an ordinary household light if too much shadow on the non-window side (a reflector of some sort would be great).

    I bought a two microphone lavellier clip-on (interview style) for just over £20 which is great value - and useful if someone reading in for you. You can use the mikes with a phone if you want.

    www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B074BZ7N2C/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    • 25th Apr 2020
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  • Zoe Bouras

    Actor

    An easy assist for light bounce on the non-window side - with added bonus of working as a baffle to deaden the room for sound - is an uncovered duvet! I've dragged mine over an old curtain rod balanced on a doorway one end & a cupboard the other many times & it works a treat. Cheap & cheerful - but effect. Enjoy!

    • 27th Apr 2020
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  • David Vale

    Actor

    Zoe - good idea, but I have already taken my own advice and ordered a set of refectors!

    As a general point though, does anyone think it's worth investing hundreds of pounds on self tape gear? I used what I had, and I edit them to tidy them up, add titles and so on. CDs surely don't expect final, pro-quality video?

    • 28th Apr 2020
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