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Saturday, November 16, 2013

My Video Setup

I recently created a new setup in my craft room for filming videos - I broke it in with this one that I created for the Hero Arts blog. I couple people have asked about my setup, and I meant to post it already (Hi, Lisa!) so I thought I'd finally make good on that promise. I had some old existing Elfa shelving (from The Container Store) in one little area of my room. It's a bit disorganized, but here it is:

My friend Mary Dawn recommended this mounting bracket, and it's absolutely perfect for my setup. And it's CHEAP! Less than $7 on Amazon...

It has a little X-clamp thingie that pinches over the metal slats on my shelving perfectly.

Then I just screw on my video camera (I use our Panasonic digital camcorder - we bought it for filming family events but it doubles as a hobby tool!) to get the perfect top-down angle for my videos.

Not sure this would work for everyone, but I love it! After I film a tutorial, I import it onto my laptop (PC) and use Windows Movie Maker to edit - it's free, yay, and I can add photos, music, crop out portions, etc. It's relatively easy to use. Then I upload to YouTube when I'm done!

Not that I'm a video tutorial expert, but that's what I do. :-)

Thanks for stopping by,


  1. FABULOUS!!! I love that so much. I don't have shelving, so I'm wondering how I could use that really awesome thingamabob. It's soooo cool!! I remember MD saying she had that, but I just can't figure out how to use one in my space. My small, crappy space. Lol!! I love how you made it work for you. And your video rocked. :) Thanks for the post. <3

  2. Oooh, nice.Thanks for the photos! I hope to get a set-up for my camera in my new craft space.

  3. Libby, this is just an amazing setup and very interesting to me as I am just now beginning to mule over in my mind whether I want to make videos. You have provided a wealth of information here, for which I am most grateful! Mwah!

  4. Very efficient - I don't have a movie camera, so can't see me needing a set up like this for a long time :-)


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