When you first start out there is a lot to think about, the setting, the framing, the sound, the lighting …… WHAT YOU WANT TO SAY !!!
At first the list will seem really long but as you practice you’ll find many of the steps become automatic – but there is always WHAT YOU WANT TO SAY !!
Most people find that when starting trying to eliminate as many variables as possible makes it easier to focus on the message. The tripod and mic assembly should get you a good start to that. But as your skills progress you may want to experiment.