Multimedia Storytelling Workshop

Rode VideoMic Pro Compact Shotgun Microphone

Sennheiser HD 280 Pro Circumaural Closed-Back Monitor Headphones

Shure FP Wireless Bodypack System

What Gear do you 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 shoots video, has a microphone input, a Lavalier microphone [can be one with approximately 6' cord], and a tripod. 

You need a computer and the software to edit your package. A laptop with Adobe Premier, Davinci Resolve, or Final Cut would be fine. 


Here is a more detailed list if you need it.

  • Video, DSLR, or Mirrorless Camera [2 would be ideal, but not required]

    • ​Microphone Input

    • Headphone Jack​

  • ​Lenses [between 24mm and 100mm]

  • Tripod – Needed for your interviews

  • Microphone [recommended in priority order; one will work]

    • Lavalier – Wireless or with a cord​ 

    • Shotgun 

  • ​Headphones – Closed-Back Monitor Headphones​

  • Audio Recorder – If you 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 this is OK. If you know how to use another software like Davinci Resolve or Final Cut Pro X, 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 the new LED lights due to their power and portability. I have a few. Small on/off camera size [Stanley's recommendation]
    • Medium Panel [Stanley's Recommendation]​​
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