Welcome to Video Biz Gear

Video Biz Gear

I’ve been producing videos for as long as I can remember. I owned my own company, which was self-funded, so the equipment I purchased had to have an appealing price-to-benefit ratio.

Which is why I started this site. Being semi-retired now, I needed to fulfill my need to both teach— and make a modicum of income. By sharing my experiences, reviewing value-based gear, and belonging to certain Affiliate programs (like Amazon, plus a number of software and hardware brands), I figured I might satisfy my need to share valuable tips and make a few small commissions here and there.

So that’s what this site is all about. I do not plan an “pushing” anything I can’t personally endorse, and will try to relate my own experiences concerning the types of equipment I plan to introduce. I have been involved in video production from all perspectives– that of a writer, shooter, editor, music producer, and stager of large meetings featuring single screen, wide screen, and multi-screen extravaganzas. My company produced work for large and small companies, including Walgreens, AT&T, Harley-Davidson, Miller Brewing and Pabst Brewing, churches, charities and arts groups.

We handled all aspects of production, and I never hired anybody until I had done that particular job myself first. So I know plenty about hardware AND software.

I hope I can provide you valuable insight into your puchasing needs!

Thanks for being here.

Brien Lee

Recent Posts

Telecommuting: How to look great for your virtual meeting or video call

Telecommuting: How to look great for your virtual meeting or video call

brienleeMarch 27, 20207 min read

When it comes to virtual meetings, video calls and remote communication, it’s imperative to look as good on camera as you do off camera. This is especially important in this age of telecommuting. No matter if you’re virtually meeting…

The Importance of Music to Your Video (Part 2 of 2)

The Importance of Music to Your Video (Part 2 of 2)

brienleeFebruary 15, 20203 min read

In this part, we’ll actually break down a typical family “tribute” and look at the kinds of music we might use for each part of the project. Let’s look at a typical life story. What kind of music is appropriate?…

The Importance of Music to Your Video Project (Part 1 of 2)

The Importance of Music to Your Video Project (Part 1 of 2)

brienleeFebruary 12, 20204 min read

Music is at the heart and soul of most supposedly new visual media. Therefore, it is incredibly important to your projects as well. Motion pictures, videos, many stage performances, even churches, all use music to create involvement, provoke emotion, develop…

Insta360 One R Twin Edition 4K and 360° Video in One!

Insta360 One R Twin Edition 4K and 360° Video in One!

brienleeJanuary 22, 20204 min read

https://vimeo.com/386539510 “Interchangeable lenses are a game changer for ski content. You can shoot both mindblowing 360 shots, and 4K POV shots. All in a rugged action cam.” — Fabio Studer, shown above with One R Twin and invisible selfie stick…

Amazon Prime Member Deal Site (Who Knew?)

Amazon Prime Member Deal Site (Who Knew?)

brienleeDecember 18, 20191 min read

There are a lot of benefits to being an Amazon Prime member, including the TV shows, free music, free shipping, and more. But what I didn’t realize is Amazon is putting stuff on sale this Holiday season EXCLUSIVELY for Prime…

Christmas Gifts Written by… Me!

Christmas Gifts Written by… Me!

brienleeDecember 6, 20194 min read

Looking for nice stocking stuffers for the videophile? Know someone wanting to get into video as a hobby or as a biz owner? I have two solutions for you! I’ve written two books directed at the potential pro or semi-pro.…

A Few Words About WordPress Hosting

A Few Words About WordPress Hosting

brienleeDecember 5, 20194 min read

There are quite a few WordPress sites that I run: losefatstat.com, videostory.com, timelapsevideogroup.com, videobizbook.com, tributevideobook.com, and others. Most are video production related, and a few are about other things I’m passionate about. What the experts will tell you is that…

Vegas Pro Incredi-Sale Ongoing to December 8, 2019

Vegas Pro Incredi-Sale Ongoing to December 8, 2019

brienleeDecember 2, 20192 min read

The sale on Vegas professional video editing, both boxed version and the subscription version, continues in celebration of Cyberweek until 12/8/19. The subscription version can be had for as little as $9.99 / month, and the Vegas Pro Edit version…