Tools for Videographers

Want to start creating your own videos, using sketchnotes to share impactful ideas?

Here are some tools to consider as you get started down that path.

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My Setup

Here's an overview of my setup:


Canon EOS Rebel T5i

This is the camera that I use for the overhead shots that look down on my desk.

Canon G7X Mark II

This is the camera that I use for the talking head portions of my videos, with the camera pointed directly at me.


Aputure AL-M9 LED Mini Light

These small lights are great for a light-weight setup. I picked up four of them.

Dinkum Systems ActionPod

This clamp + bendy arm is great for attaching the LED Mini Light to a table or shelf.

You can also attach the G7X Mark II to the ActionPod to position your talking head camera.

Neewer 660 LED Video Light

I recently picked up two of these powerful video lights for more flexibility with the strength and color of the light I use.

Manfrotto 244 Variable Friction Magic Arm

This heavy-duty friction arm (combined with this clamp) will allow you to get that video light (or your top-down camera) set up in just the right position.

Additional Accessories

These two accessories come in handy for attaching your light/camera to various surfaces and then pointing it in the right direction.


I've been using the Blue Yeti USB Microphone for years, and I still love it!


I use Adobe Premiere Pro to edit my videos, which I have to access to through Adobe Creative Cloud - you can access the entire suite of Adobe products for a reasonable monthly price.

Learn How To Use These Tools

Want to learn how to plan, shoot, and edit your videos alongside me? Check out this course:

How To Make Sketchnote Videos

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