Here is a list of things that can make your job much easier!
Buying a tripod is a pretty obvious thing. If you have a tripod, you do not need to build structures from books, cans and boxes.
The main instrument of TikToker is the phone, so the tripod must have a smartphone mount.
Special tripods for phones are now sold, but let’s say you have a tripod that you bought for a camera or camcorder.
You can buy a phone holder separately, or perhaps you have a monopod once loved by everyone — unscrew the phone holder from the handle and attach it to a tripod: the mount is usually the same here and there.
Another useful thing is a portable tripod. It can either be very small or be able to fold up and become very compact.
It is convenient for traveling and if you are walking alone.
A life hack for a self-guided photo shoot: buy a remote control and a tripod, come to a photo studio and use new gadgets to create a bunch of cool content. This is handy to save money on a photographer/videographer if you like to shoot with the front camera to see yourself, to take pictures in motion.
In general, when shooting a video, you can do without a control panel: turn on the start, and later cut off everything superfluous. But the remote control is much more useful for photography. It is like a car: you can do it without it, but it is always more convenient and faster with it. You save time and energy by not having to pick up the phone and press the start/stop button every time.
Using improvised means, professional lighting devices can be replaced with an ordinary lamp. But how to change the height, heat, make the light more diffused or, conversely, more directional? After all, all this affects the visual part, and therefore the message of your video.
I really like ring lamps — if you work with a close-up, they create a beautiful highlight in the eyes, in the form of a ring, of course.
It is a very popular video design tool. Various objects can act as a source of colored light: transportable disco balls, garlands, colored lamps.
You can apply colored filters to the light source. By the way, it’s really possible to make such color filters yourself: buy multi-colored folders for papers, if necessary, reduce them to a certain size, and attach them to a light source, for example, using clips.
Photophone and holder
A lot depends on what and how you want to shoot.
If you’re going to be shooting close-ups of yourself, you can get by without the background, using colored light to fill the space, create atmosphere, and keep the video consistent.
But if you are shooting images, then you need to get into the frame in full growth. If there is no beautiful wall, for example, plain, at home, then a photophone and a holder will be very useful in order to maintain the unity of style.
To be remembered among the numerous content makers, it is important to stand out. And the visual is one of the tools. You can create a memorable picture that will make you stand out.
Of my favorites are flowers, paintings, as well as garlands and unusual lamps and lamps.