Relish your go-to gear.
While you should be comfortable with all your gear, make sure to have a go-to camera you know like the back of your hand.
Get good with what you’ve got.
When you first start planning your video, everything is intimidating. Then you do your homework, practice and get comfortable with what you’ve got. But then, you start noticing all the shiny new toys out there: a new mirrorless camera, drone, gimbal or whatever. The doubts creep in: “Do I have the right camera? Should I spend more?” Hold on.
That old phone collecting dust on your shelf? It’s now your second camera and audio recorder.
Unless your old phone is one of those flip phones favored by grandparents everywhere, it’s good enough to be a second or third camera, or a digital recording device.
Be ready to innovate, improvise and kill the babies.
That perfect shot you wanted? You may not be able to get it for some reason: the light is wrong, too much ambient noise, actor/interviewee can’t pull it off, or whatever.