Resources

What I use for my website and youtube. I only recommend resources that I use myself. No hype, no dribble, just my favorite things that I use all the time.

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🎥 YouTube Gear

All my YouTube gear.

But, please remember, content is king and gear isn’t everything. Start shooting videos with your phone, use your webcam, be consistent, results will follow.

Video

$4,800 Setup – The setup I am using now.

Camera – Sony a7S III

I’ve drooled over this for a while, so happy to finally have it. It does not disappoint. 4k 120p shooting, minimal overheating, 10-Bit internal, amazing eye autofocus, and a touch screen sold me. I now have three of these.

Lens – Sony FE 85mm

Aperture 1.8? FE Sony Mount? 85mm for better talking head/portraits? Yes.

Tripod – Sachtler Ace M System

I am getting a feel for this tripod now, but the ball head is amazing. Much smoother than my other tripod and easily adjustable. Also feels very sturdy.

$1,200 Setup – The setup I started with.

Camera – Sony a6300

Solid 4k video. Reasonable Price. Good photos and interface. This camera has served me well. Throw on a nice prime lens -> ??? -> $$$$

Lens – Sigma 30mm F1.4 Sony E

Love the “Bokeh” here. I wanted a prime sigma lens for a while. When they finally released one for the sony E mount (so I can still autofocus properly) I bought it immediately and have loved every second with it.

Tripod – Sirui T2205X

My main tripod. I also use it to travel with (it’s a beast). The easy adjustability and low weight of it makes it worth it.

Audio

Microphone – Audio-Technica AT4053B Hypercardioid Condenser Microphone

Never thought I would be spending this much money on a microphone. But I have been really really really happy with the sound isolation.

Headphones Bose QC 35 II

Amazing headphones that let me listen to what I record. I use these for traveling, school, everything. Easily one of my most used items.

Audio Interface – Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 (3rd Gen)

All you need for two microphones really. Goes right into my computer so I can edit the audio, and with this triple combo the sound is really nice. Like almost feel professional.

Exciting Additional Items

DroneDJI Mavic Air 2

GimbalDJI RS 2

External SSD that doesn’t stutter SanDisk 2TB Extreme Pro Portable SSD

Boring Additional Items

🗃 Website Tools

  • Music: I love Epidemic Sound! I use it for all of my videos. Use this link to get 30 days free.
  • Personal and Business Security for my iPhone and Computer: NordVPN
    • I have been using NordVPN for years, and trust it for internet security and accessing my streaming services when I am abroad. Use the above link to get a 2-year plan plus a bonus gift with a huge discount! It’s risk-free with Nord’s 30-day money-back guarantee.
  • Email Marketing: Convertkit
  • Web Hosting: WP Engine – This link will get you 3 months free on annual plans.
    • I have tried Bluehost, stablehost, and GoDaddy, all are ok. But I don’t want to just be ok. I want to be as professional as possible. My website is my name, it represents me, I am willing to spend the extra money every year for my reputation. I intend to make a post about just how much I love WP Engine; I am spoiled now and never going back to shared hosting.
  • Notion (I keep all my notes for my videos and posts here, I will be making a video soon on this…)

📚 Books

I also have a reading list of what I want to read next here.

3 Books That Had the Biggest Impact on Me

When Breath Becomes Air – Paul Kalanithi

Show Your Work! – Austin Kleon

My Review

Anything You Want – Derek Sivers

My Review

Productivity (and Life)

Atomic Habits – James Clear

My Review

Man’s Search for Meaning – Viktor E. Frankl

Business and Marketing

Favorite Fiction Series

Red Rising – Pierce Brown (All these books are gold!! I used to read them as a reward for finishing a Final Exam)

Terms of Enlistment – Marko Kloos

Mistborn Trilogy – Brandon Sanderson

Other Books I Like

Kitchen Confidential – Anthony Bourdain

ModelsMark Manson

The Complete Cooking for Two Cookbook – America’s Test Kitchen (Only book that consistently produces good food, I’ve nearly gone through the entire book)

🩺 Medical School Gear

If you want more in-depth reasoning behind why I use what I use check out this post.

Stethoscope: 3M Littmann Master Cardiology (Black)

Reflex Hammer: MDF Babinski Hammer

Lock – Again any lock will do

IPad Pro – I have an older version, but I love mine.

Pen Light: Infray LED

Safety Goggles: Any one’s that are shatter-proof and with a side guard.

Portable ChargerAnker PowerCore 20100mAh

MacBook Pro 14″ 2021

Scrubs: Figs Shirt and Pants

BRS Physiology

HeadphonesBose QuietComfort 35 II

Apple Pencil – Love this thing

💽 Software

🌐 Who I Follow

Websites and People that have inspired me and taught me.