Brian Fanzo is A Technology, Gadget Geek Turned Digital Marketer Here You'll Find All His Toys

From jailbreaking iPhones to using Napster and WinAmp in my dorm room in 1999, I’ve always enjoyed test, tweaking and hacking together equipment, gear and software.  On this page I break down the gear I use for the following:

Home Office: Green Screen, Box Lighting Kit, Video, Microphones, Standup Desk, Camera  

Podcasting: Microphone, Boom and Software  Smartphone

Live Streaming Gear: Tripod, Lens, Battery Pack, Gimbal  

Professional Keynote Speaker Gear Bag: Powerpoint remotes, cables, gadgets and editing software. 

 

 

Equipment and Gear You Need For Live Video Podcasting In Your Home Office Products Shown Are Those I Use and Are Affiliate Links

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    Podcasting Equipment
  • Home Studio Bitmoji
    Home Studio Equipment
  • Phone Bitmoji
    Smartphone Live Streaming Gear
  • Computer Bitmoji
    Software, Tools & Apps

Programmable Motorized Stand-Up Desk

MUST HAVE IN YOUR HOME OFFICE

This desk is my favorite piece of equipment in my home office as its programmable, sturdy, large enough for two monitors and looks great!


The SmartDesk 2 is the one have and it’s only $299.00

All The Equipment YoFOMOFanz podcast logou Need For Podcasting:

Host of FOMOFanz & SMACtalk Podcasts!

Audio: It’s all in the ear of the listener!

With podcasting you’d think you get what you pay for but the difference in sound quality is minimal when comparing the three levels of microphones Brian has used over the last 4 years.

FOMOFanz Podcast iSocialFanz Blue Yeti & Heil MicrophonesPodcast Microphones:

Entry Level:

Blue Snowball iCE Condenser Microphone, Cardioid – Black  $69

My Video Podcast Mic:

Blue Yeti USB Microphone – Blackout Edition $129

Pro Podcast Mic:

Heil Sound PR 40 Dynamic Studio Microphone $327

Mixer: Behringer Xenyx $59

Audio2000s Mixer To Mic Cable $5 

Heil Sound PL-2T Overhead Broadcast Boom $129  

Podcast Setup FOMOFanz + SMACtalkHeil Sound PRSM-B Shockmount (Black) $105

Podcast Tools:

Podcast Hosting: Libsyn

Software Recording: Skype Recorder & ECAMM Video Recording

 

Home Office Setup For Live Video Podcasting

Lights, Web Camera, Live Streaming Software Action

 

Live Streaming Video Gear All the gear I Brian Fanzo use to live stream and podcast. Links are Affiliate links!

Mobile live streaming is amazing because anyone can go live, but that also means there’s lots of bad live video because anyone can go live.  I don’t believe in using gear as an excuse to not go live but it does help increase the quality of your live feed and makes for a better experience for your viewers.  Whether its Facebook Live, Periscope, YouTube Live, Musical.ly, YouNow, Busker or another phone based live streaming app the 4 main areas you must focus on when it comes to gear are: Audio, Power, Lenses and Tripods/Mounts.

Additional Resources, Equipment And Gear Gear is seperated in kits but are the same links as above

MORE GEAR BELOW

Basic Green/white/black screen with Lighting Tripods:

Excelvan Photo Video Studio Lighting Kit (1250W Soft Box) W/3 Background Backdrop (White Black Green)

Diva Ring Light Tripod

Diva Ring Light Nova 18″ Original Photo/Video Fluorescent with 6′ Light Stand

White Board Sticky Paper – I’m addicted to using this

Post-it Self-Stick Easel Pad, 25 x 30.5 Inches, 30-Sheet Pad (2 Pack)

Pro HD Webcam

Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920, Widescreen Video Calling and Recording, 1080p Camera, Desktop or  Laptop Webcam

Pro Level Microphone for live video recording in my home studio

Blue Yeti for videos

Live Streaming Software for Facebook Live & Periscope Not Using Phone

Wirecast – Pro level, Pricey, Tons of Features but I use it for all live streaming I do from home.

Switcher Studio – iPad Pro managed, easy to use with subscription based pricing – what I use when multicasting on the road.

OBS – Open source, many of the wirecast features but more steps and bugs to deal with

Favorite Tools, Software and Apps I use Daily: Must have as part of your tool suite as an entrepreneur

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Think Like A Fan White

To leverage new live streaming apps Periscope, FireTalk, Facebook Live YouTube and more, gear isn’t a requirement and as you can read here.  All you really need is an iPhone and iPhone headset is all you need to leverage the live streaming apps available today.  When working with brands I try hard to not only leverage the technology but to go above and beyond to provide quality audio and video but don’t get confused my goal isn’t perfection or to compete with a professional video production rather it’s to keep the mobile aspect while increasing the quality and experience for my live viewers.

You can watch a video I recorded on periscope going over this gear as I was packing up for a recent brand sponsored live stream event here.  I’m always open to testing out new gear and I don’t believe I have the perfect setup yet, but I’m starting to test and tweak more which makes me a happy geek.  Want me to test out your gear?  Send me an email to Brian@iSocialFanz.com

Full disclosure: I’m an Apple Fanboy (“i” in iSocialFanz is for Apple) but also love the features and benefits of Android devices.  For me you don’t have to hate one product to prove you love another.  Therefore you’ll see below a couple options as I’ve found different use cases for different types of tripods or lenses depending on the project.

You can also checkout more of my #ThinkLikeAFan Live Streaming Work here.

 

Best Online Course Software I’ve Ever used Thinkific:

As an entrepreneur nothing I hate more than accounting and invoicing but Freshbooks makes it easier than all the other tools I tried!

Grammarly – My spelling sucks it saves me when I have to edit something without time for others to view!

Buffer + Tweetdeck + Buzzsumo+ Flipboard

Live Streaming Software for Facebook Live & Periscope Not Using Phone

Wirecast – Pro level, Pricey, Tons of Features but I use it for all live streaming I do from home.

Switcher Studio – iPad Pro managed, easy to use with subscription based pricing – what I use when multicasting on the road.

OBS – Open source, many of the wirecast features but more steps and bugs to deal with

Amazon Links with Pictures

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