Gear & Resources

Our recommended tools to amplify your results... faster!

The battle-tested gear, software & resources we use.

The right tools can easily 10X your results in every area of your business.

That’s why we invest a HUGE amount of time constantly reviewing, testing, implementing & optimizing gear, software and systems.

This page contains a list of the coveted few that make our shortlist of recommendations and that we use to run Primal Video. Everything has been battle-tested in our own business and either helped us get to where we are today – or is currently being used to take Primal Video to the next level.

It goes without saying that we only ever recommend resources we know and trust, but before we dive in – an important disclosure:

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Featured tools

Stock Music Library

Awesome library of stock music we use for a ton of projects.

Epidemic is a crowd favorite amongst YouTubers because of their awesome track library and 'all-you-can-eat' plans. They make it super simple to find new, fresh music you haven't heard 1000 times, so it's one of our go-to resources for YouTube content. Just be aware that licensing on YouTube plans is restricted to YouTube content only!

Stock Video Library

An 'all-you-can-eat' stock video library we use for a lot of our YouTube videos.

Artgrid is an awesome option for stock footage. It's a monthly or annual subscription that unlocks unlimited downloads, with super flexible licensing! The quality of Artgrids selection is awesome, and I tend to use it for more cinematic b-roll and clips, in tandem with Storyblocks.

Email & Marketing Automation

The incredibly powerful email & marketing automation system we use!

With a TON of automation options and a list of features that leaves most other platforms in the dust - ActiveCampaign is our top recommendation for the majority of users (it's what we use at Primal Video!) Despite the huge range of options, the interface is intuitive enough to get up and running quickly, with the power to scale into all the more advanced automations you might dream up in future as your business grows.

YouTube Optimization & Growth

Our #1 tool for growing and managing a YouTube Channel.

Tubebuddy completely transformed the way we run our YouTube channel. It streamlines everything from keyword research & competitor analysis, to everyday channel management tasks. There's a free plan to start, but we recommend atleast the Pro plan for most people.

Affiliate Link Manager

Powerful tool for boosting affiliate revenue (especially with Amazon!)

Geniuslink is an affiliate link manager that packs in some extra 'smarts' to help you easily capture potential lost revenue! When a user clicks your link, it automatically detects their location and routes them to the best purchasing page for them. We use it for all our Amazon links, but it also works for other major affiliate programs like iTunes, Microsoft and more.

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Tools for Building a Business

Email & Marketing Automation

ActiveCampaign

  Email & Advanced Marketing Automation

With a TON of automation options and a list of features that leaves most other platforms in the dust -
ActiveCampaign is our top recommended email marketing platform for the majority of users (it's also what we use at Primal Video!) Despite the huge range of options, the interface is intuitive enough to get up and running quickly, with the power to scale into all the more advanced automations you might dream up in future as your business grows.

ConvertKit

  Email & Basic Marketing Automation

ConvertKit is an incredibly simple to use email marketing platform, perfectly designed for its target market of bloggers & creators. It's easy to pick up and supports basic automations, BUT if you're looking to do much automation be aware its functionality is very limited compared to ActiveCampaign. We recommend it to those who would consider themselves more "tech averse".

Website & Landing Pages

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Tools for Creating Videos

Video Editing Software

Beginner to Intermediate Options

Professional Options

Animated Titles, Intros & Effects

VideoHive

  Video Title & Animation Templates

VideoHive is an awesome resource for customizable templates. It takes a few extra steps, but you get more flexibility to create something matching your style & branding. Whether it's animated video intros, lower thirds or titles, transitions, or custom end cards - they have a huge range of options you can purchase, and customize up in a matter of minutes.
Try VideoHive

Adobe After Effects

  Template Customization

If you're going the
VideoHive route, you'll need some software! Grab a free trial of Adobe After effects to get the job done.
Try After Effects

Video gear

Justin's Studio Setup

Cameras

Microphones

Tripods & Stabilizers

Smartphone Video Gear

Lighting

Live Streaming Software

Live Streaming Gear

Travel Gear

Other Apps & Software

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