I thought it would be helpful to create a resource page that you can always come to for all your dance needs. Whether you are looking to make your own dance videos, want to wear the best type of clothes for Popping, or need other tools to be successful at dance.
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What I Use to Make Dance Videos
If you want epic crystal clear HD videos for YouTube and not sure what camera and accessories to buy then you are in luck! Whether you are ballin on a budget or have some money to invest I have personally bought all the camera stuff below here and have been super pleased with each product.
The Kodak Playsport camera has been a long lasting friend of mine for my YouTube videos. When I first started making YouTube videos and wanted to get high quality HD at 1080p I was recommended this camera by another dancer. This is the perfect camera for just starting out. It is nice and portable and even waterproof! The image at 1080p is crystal clear and perfect for simple dance videos where you just prop up the camera on a tripod!
So let's say that you want to get a camera more versatile and have saved up a decent amount of money to get a really nice camera. I definitely recommend getting the Canon T3i. It is super awesome and affordable to record those professional quality videos at a high end 1080p. It is powerful enough to get those nice blurred background with the foreground of full body dance sets.
If you end up getting the Canon T3i you HAVE to get a fish eye lens. I bought the one below and it works perfectly. It is definitely a cheaper version and there is a lot better out there but for the price, you can't go wrong!
There is only two type of tripods you need. One for stationary shots and one for moving shots. With the below stationary, I'm not going to lie, there is nothing special about it. All I know is that I've had mine for 2 years and it works fine with no issues!
On the flipside the Pico Dolly is one of the coolest things I've ever bought for my camera. It opens up a world of cool moving shots. It is actually super nice quality and the slow moving pictures of a dance video help give that high end movie quality. Definitely recommend it for concept videos and even just freestyles. Only catch is you need to ask a friend to help move it while you dance! You can use it with a big camera like the T3i, a small camera, or even your cell phone video!
Believe it or not shoes can enhance or distract from your dance. Some shoes work betters for certain types of movement. For example I wear a different style of shoe when I am bboying instead of Popping. Overall, Vans are my favorite shoe to wear while Popping. They have a thick enough front for doing toe moves without hurting and are light enough to do glides on.
For video editing I use Video Pad for most of my video editing. It is simple enough to understand where you can figure out everything with trial and error. It is actually FREE so click the link below to snag it before they charge people for it again.
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