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Rode VideoMic Pro Compact Shotgun Microphone

Multimedia Storytelling Workshop

Zacuto Z-Finder Pro 3x

Aputure Amaran AL-528W Daylight LED Flood Light

Sennheiser HD 280 Pro Circumaural Closed-Back Monitor Headphones

Shure FP Wireless Bodypack System

Aputure Amaran AL-H160 On-Camera LED Light

What Gear you will need

You don't need to go out and buy a lot of gear to do this workshop. Having a lot of gear requires you to juggle even more. Remember LESS IS MORE! Keep it simple and focus on the story.


You need a camera that also shoots video, has a microphone input, a lavalier microphone, and a tripod. 

You need a computer and the software to edit your package. A laptop with Adobe Premier would be fine. You can download the software and try it for 7 days before purchasing.


Here is a more detailed list if you need it.

  • DSLR or Mirrorless Camera [2 would be ideal, but not required]
    • ​Microphone Input
    • Headphone Jack​
  • ​Lenses
  • Tripod – Needed for your interviews
  • Microphone [recommended in priority order, one will work]
    • Lavalier – Wireless or with a cord​ [Stanley's Wireless]
    • Shotgun [Stanley's Shotgun]​
  • ​Headphones – Closed-Back Monitor Headphones, which are good for accurate, linear sound reproduction for critical monitoring applications [Stanley's Headphones]
  • ​​DSLR Optical Viewfinder [Stanley's Viewfinder]
  • Audio Recorder – If only have one camera you may need one to record your translator if the subject only speaks Spanish.
    • ​You can use your phone with a microphone
    • Digital recorder that you can control the levels​
  • ​Laptop Computer
    • ​Photo Editing Software
    • Adobe Premiere Pro – We will only teach this platform, but if you already know how to use another software like Final Cut Pro X then this is OK. Just know we will teach on the Adobe Premiere Pro platform.​
  • ​External Hard Drive – Highly recommended but not required.​​
    • ​Optional Lighting Gear – You may want to have a constant light source. Many people like using the new LED lights due to their power and how portable they are. I have a few. Small on/off camera size [Stanley's recommendation]
    • Medium Panel [Stanley's Recommendation]​​