Starter Packs for Christmas NewTubers

Just come into a sizable amount of money for Christmas and want to start YouTubing? Don't worry, we won't judge. Remember to say thankyou to Gran ;)

Before you go and spend all of your dosh on someone sub-par gear, check out our recommendations for starting out. You might find something you like!

Essayist

As an essayist you’ll want to make your videos as interesting as possible. That means a great idea, stock footage and your voice.

Blue Snowball

The Blue Snowball is the perfect start mic. It’s cheap, good quality and reliable.

Moleskine Notebook

As an essayist you’ll want to write your ideas down, what better place to do that then a pocket moleskine notebook?

Parker Pen

You’ll also need something write with, this refillable parker pen will see you right.

Animator

Animator’s are the salt of YouTube, they make amazing films that entertain and inform (mostly).

This starter pack will help you find the perfect mic, draw and record foley for your animations.

Blue Snowball

The Blue Snowball is the perfect start mic. It’s cheap, good quality and reliable.

Huion H160 Pro

Animation require the ability to draw and then translate them into the computer. This Wacom is a great starting point while you work your way up to a Sintiq.

Zoom H1

Every good animator needs to be able to bring their creations to life with good foley.

The Zoom H1 allows you to take audio recording everywhere and is an excellent starter for recording sound effects.

Film-maker

Film-makers are all around you on YouTube, nearly everyone on YouTube is a ‘Film-maker’. However, in this section we’re talking about those aspiring to be the next internet Spielberg.

To this end, you’ll need decent gear. While this won’t be cheap, these are certainly affordable.

Canon EOS M10

Canon have always been a great make for entry-level cameras and beyond. The M10 is a great place to start for an entry level camera.

If you have a bit more cash, the 550D is a favourite in the indie scene and well worth a look.

Rode Videomic GO

While on-board audio will do, you might want to step it up a notch.

Anything by Rode is a great start, but the Videomic GO is both affordable and a worthy mic.

Video Light

Sometimes natural lighting just isn’t enough. This LED board is a great choice, allowing you to attach it to a tripod or even the top of a camera, making it versatile and a great choice for cheap lighting.

Tycka TK101

As far as tripod go, Tycka are a great starting brand. They’re modular, sturdy and packed with features.

Zoom H1

Every good film-maker needs to be able to bring their films to life with good foley.

The Zoom H1 allows you to take audio recording everywhere and is an excellent starter for recording sound effects.

Vlogger

Vloggers are very close to the film-maker category, but don’t need to shell out as much for their gear due to mostly making informal content.

Canon EOS M10

Canon have always been a great make for entry-level cameras and beyond. The M10 is a great place to start for any vlogger.

Rode Videomic GO

While on-board audio will do, you might want to step it up a notch further on into your vlogging career.

Anything by Rode is a great start, but the Videomic GO is both affordable and a worthy mic.

Tycka TK101

As far as tripod go, Tycka are a great starting brand. They’re modular, sturdy and packed with features.

This particular model has a monopod function, making those “selfie-stick” style shots easy.

Video Light

Sometimes natural lighting just isn’t enough. This LED board is a great choice, allowing you to attach it to a tripod or even the top of a camera, making it versatile and a great choice for cheap lighting.

Gamer

Gamers are the most prolific content creators on YouTube. It’s just you, your skill and some good games.

AVerMedia LGP Lite

On PC the choice for recording games is easy, for console it’s a little trickier.

The AVerMedia LGP Lite is a great starting device to record video from HDMI, allowing you to record with or without a PC.

However, make sure to research HDCP removal techniques/devices as some console employ this these days.

Blue Snowball

The Blue Snowball is the perfect start mic. It’s cheap, good quality and reliable.

Perfect for an easy alternative to your headset microphone.

Action Hero/Sports Fanatic

Sports vloggers create great and dynamic content, they only need an action cam and whatever exciting activity they decide to do.

AKASO EK5000

The AKASO EK5000 is a great starter action cam, it comes packed with addons/accessories out of the box and is a fraction of the cost of a gopro.

Just make sure to grab an SD card and any extra mounts you may require!


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