What was the first product you reviewed and why did you want to review it?
The first review I ever did was an LG V20 camera review. I reviewed it because it was what I had at the time. I didn’t have another camera to film the actual device, so I decided to just review the cameras. I am glad I did because it helped me to get started and get that first video out there. I always knew that my first videos would be my worst ones, so I knew I had to get those out of the way. Then, as time went on, I learned what I needed to improve on. Still to this day, I learn something new every day.
You primarily review smartphones, do you have a favorite phone or brand? What about itsets it apart from the others?
My favorite phone at the moment that is actually available on the market right now. It's the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus. It does everything I need it to and more. Its got a beautiful build, an amazing display, awesome battery life and so much more! This phone is a beast! The S-Pen it has built-in definitely comes in handy. The one thing I love about Samsung devices overall, are the cameras. Unless I’m doing a camera review for another device, every video on my channel has been filmed, edited, and uploaded straight to YouTube with a Samsung device. I don’t own a computer or laptop, so the fact that I can do all of this on my phone, even to this day, is just amazing! Especially on my Galaxy Note device, it makes editing videos that much easier for me with its S-Pen and large display.
What does yourYouTube filming set-up look like?
I’ve never really had a professional, dedicated setup for my videos. You’ll notice, in a lot of my past videos, I’m mostly outside or in front of my television. Sometimes I would even use a small kids table with a whiteboard over it to make it look like I was on a white desk. There are always little tricks you can use to make your setup look nicer than what it actually is. I’ve even shown this in a video once on how to start a YouTube channel on a tight budget. It wasn’t until recently that I finally got myself a decent little desk with some led strip lights in the back to add some color to the background. Then I also got some sound absorbing pads up on the wall.
As far as filming goes, I use a light tripod that extends up to about 5 feet, my smartphone, and now recently a Smartphone holder and Mic provided by Movo. If I’m filming outside, as you see in a lot of my smartphone reviews, my filming gear is my Smartphone, a small handheld tripod, and a smartphone gimbal. Nothing too crazy, but I work with what I have.