Who are you, and what do you do?
I'm Kat, and by day I'm an IT project manager and business analyst. However, by night I create videos about anime figurines and other Japanese pop-culture items on YouTube as Kitto Katsu! I also run a website of the same name which has news, reviews and other announcements from the Japanese pop-culture scene, and administrate a website on collectibles called My Figure Collection.
What hardware do you use?
For my photography and videos I use a Canon EOS 650D/Rebel T4i with a Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC Macro OS lens, a pair of umbrella lights and a Vanguard Espod CX 233AGH tripod. On occassion I'll use a muslin backdrop if I want a more neutral background for the footage (like in this video and in most cases I'll use a plain old wooden coffee table and a G Tool Mr. Turn Table. I've also made a custom turntable for items that are too heavy for the rotating display. On occassion I'll use the F&V R-300 LED ring light, and a Mini Portable Photo Studio.
And what software?
What would be your dream setup?
My dream setup would definitely be having a dedicated studio for recording and editing videos without being bothered or bothering anyone around. Which I am currently in the process of setting up, thankfully!
But as for products themselves, I'd be adding soundproofing foam, a bigger light tent, a better podcasting station to have guests visit and record in person, and on the other side of things, have a big enough travel bag to carry all the important equipment for recording interviews externally.
If I could go as far as having anything, I suppose I'd happily ask for a full-time video editor as well! Haha.
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