Video Gear

Rode VideoMic Pro Plus

The High Pass Filter is often set to 75 with the Gain Control usually at +20 (adjusting the in-camera levels accordingly low).

The High Frequency Boost adds voice presence and the Safety function for unpredictable volume spikes (like at a loud concert, for example).

Please see DSLR Video Simplified for more info.

Genaray LED-7100T Light

This light is a great thing.  You can get one that's nearly as good minus the temperature control, but it's so easy to subjectively adjust the white balance that it's definitely worth it to spend a little extra (for significant benefit).

Mounting on a 2nd tripod is often preferred for better placement, but can be mounted on the camera or a light stand.

Formatt-Hitech 0.9 ND Filter

A 3-stop Neutral Density Filter may be helpful if outside in bright sun (to maintain a "normal" aperture range).  The aperture may otherwise have to be very small.

This is one of the best value options and is used fairly infrequently (hence the "value" option, but is still of extraordinary quality).

And, as always, 77mm is a handy standardized size.

Additional Options

Panasonic HC-V770

     The best value in camcorders when factoring in quality and ease of use.  For when you prefer to keep it super-simple and/or when recording times exceed 30 minutes (or 20+ just to play it safe).

Canon 77D

   Very similar to the 80D.  Has no headphone input and worse battery life, but is smaller and has a newer processor.

   A really great  do-it-all camera and a very nice size for travel.

Canon M50 Mirrorless Camera

   This camera is extremely nifty and portable; as long as you have an extra battery or two.  

   Many do like this for video, but I still prefer the handling of DSLR's.

Recording with Your Phone

Rode VideoMic Me

The dream-solution for iPhone audio.  Comes with windscreen and you're also able to monitor audio.  Extremely uncomplicated and effective.

Joby GripTight One

A great universal smartphone holder that mounts to your tripod.  There's other configurations with mini-tripods as well, but I tend to use it with existing gear.

Sirui TY-C10 Mounting Plate

     For quickly mounting the GripTight to your tripod/ball head.  You can screw the GripTight directly to the tripod, but this just makes it easier.  The best value/quality.