Friday, July 01, 2011

Crimefile Video is Undergoing a Makeover!

I get a lot of questions from fans of this blog about production on a shoestring budget. It’s not easy to take the time and commute to where the stories are and creating compelling content. At Crimefile News we are upgrading equipment so this is a great time to talk about this subject.

Today the costs are only a tiny fraction of what it took to accomplish decent video production even a decade ago. Better and cheaper equipment is available everywhere.


Blogging software: Free
Camera: $150 to $4,000.00
Computer (MacBook Pro) $1,400.00
Video Editing Software: Final Cut Pro X: $300.00
Blue Snowball Microphone: $60.00
Camera LED light: $100.00
Tripod: $50.00
Training: Free via YouTube contributors.

You can be in business for less than $2,000.00 or go whole hog getting a great camera like my JVC GY-HM100U, extra lights and a couple of good quality wireless microphones and still stay under $5000.00 in equipment costs.

The goal here at Crimefile News is to give the special people that are my visitors the best I can.


Anonymous said...

How much for the tee shirt? Is this included if i want to be a video blogger?

Ed Skinner said...

Take your time with the new equipment (assuming you're not already an expert) - it'll pay off with focus, intensity and the absence of distractions in the finished work. Undoubtedly you'll be investing a lot more time but I'm sure the results will be worth it. I'm looking forward to seeing your progress. (And I'm envying the new camera and microphones!)