These days I don't wear much that is name brand. I wear what I like, and what does the job. I'm totally layed back about my clothes. If it makes me happy, I put it on.
I went through the same thing with education. When I started flipping videos I found myself saying I needed a lot to be successful. I need software and hardware. I needed lights, camera, and I'll provide the action. I needed this really cool iPad stand or this tripod for my flip camera. I needed it all...
Now, I've calmed down. Technology is great, but can be hard to manage so the least amount of 'stuff' to be the most successful is what I want. I wanted to share with you how to be creative with your equipment when flipping your lessons. Take a look at this video to get a feel for my 'home space'. I'm not able to record over the summer at school because there is summer school that is always hosted in my room... so I bring the job home with me over the summer.
As far as software goes, I most often use iMovie and Camera Roll on my iPad. Keep it simple. I don't like to take a lot of time to edit (some time is put in for editing, but not a lot). The more often I make my clips, the better I get and more efficient.
I used to need a lot of extra storage space for my computer and it would stop working well because I would put so much on it. I use the cloud now... baby! I store things on this blog (which I use as a filing cabinet that I share with the world). I also put lot's of videos on youtube. This is how I keep flipping my classroom low cost and simple, I'm creative with my resources, and use what is around me instead of waiting to purchase that perfect tool. I also find that by not using 'special equipment' that student see that you can be creative when coming up with solution to problems.
Sidenote: I now know that because of my parents I'm as creative as I am. Without them looking at life just a little different and wanting to 'make' rather than purchase is in me through and through.