I hope this is correct forum for this to be posted on.
I work for the national sporting body of a minority sport. We soon have upcoming a very large worldwide tournament and we are trying to generate awareness & interest in the wider (sporting) public. I have been asked to look after the promotion of this event by creating a youtube channel which will also feature on our website. (examples of types that we are trying to look like 1. Bath Rugby 2. YouTube - ecbcricket's Channel 3. YouTube - chelseafc's Channel
Our aims are just to spread the public's knowledge about our upcoming tournament and hopefully raise the profile of our sport within the country. I understand that the above channels are probably made spending quite a lot of money but I am hoping that we are able to produce a low budget version.
We are obviously a non-profit organisation and have literally no budget of any kind for this so all costs are trying to be kept down to an absolute minimum.
I have no technological or creative background beyond good standard computer usage and essentially need help on every single thing that I will need to acquire to make this project happen. The type of video we are looking to produce will be interviews, skills, fun viral type videos ( ) and other sport related shorts.
1. What type of video camera will produce good quality youtube video's (preferably in HD, I was hoping not to spend anymore than something like this... Panasonic SD60 Full HD Camcorder With SD Card: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics) would that do the job?
2. What kind of external microphones can I use with a compact digital video camera
3. What kind of basic budget lighting is available?
4. Which free video & audio software (user friendly of course!) would be best?
5. What accessories may I need? (tripod? memory cards? anything else)
6. Do you think it would be possible for someone with little experience beyond windows movie maker to produce something watchable on youtube?
Sorry for all the questions and I greatly appreciate any information that you can give me.