Product Review: Neewer ZC-10S Lighting Kit

When I started doing video lectures last February, one of the immediate challenges I faced (in addition to learning how to make videos in the first place and feeling comfortable in my own skin) was how to do lighting. I’m not the sharpest knife in the drawer but I’ve figured out two important things when making a video: good audio and good lighting are essential. If I have good audio and decent lighting, people are more prone to watch even if the video I’ve created isn’t the best.

This video is about my lighting solution. I’ve been using the Andoer Softbox Lighting Kit from the beginning but though it’s a great product (the link is below) it was too big for my small room. So I started doing some research and came across the Neewer ZC-10S Lighting Kit. This small, dimmable LED kit is perfect for my recording environment and it didn’t break my budget.

If you’re doing videos from a small room and you’re on a budget, these Neewer LED lights might be for you. Here’s the links to what I talk about in this video:

Thanks for watching!

This Lapel Mic is Unidirectional

I finally found a lapel mic that’s unidirectional. Its the JK MIC-J 055 Lapel Microphone and it’s so much better than other lapel mics I’ve found in this price range. I used it in this video so you could hear the audio quality for yourself. I didn’t do any post production on the audio other than loudness leveling to -23 LUFS. At the time of this recording, it runs $29 on Amazon. Here are the links I talk about in this video:

Mike