Video equipment basics

Literally billions of people—over two billion smartphone owners—can shoot video at a moment’s notice. Uploading a video to a potential audience of even more billions is just as quick and easy. That’s pretty wild.

Smartphones do a generally good job of being a casual all-in-one video tool, but whenever you start shooting video regularly, you’ll find that there’s room for improvement.

In this course for video beginners, you’ll find out the strengths and limitations of the gear you may already have, like a smartphone or a digital camera. You’ll also learn which accessories you can add most easily, to improve quality or give you more creative options.

Why this: Video recording has become as commonplace and accessible as putting pen to paper. Knowing your way around basic video equipment lets you take maximum advantage of that potential whenever you need to.