I get many questions on the setup I use for filming, and want to share it here so you can duplicate exactly what I have.
For my camera I use the Canon EOS Rebel T3i. It is pretty much the top entry level HD DSLR available. This is the kit I bought with the 18-55mm kit lens.
I also use this entry level lens for most of my filming. It is the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 lens. This is the lens in my videos that gives the blurry softening effect in the background.
This is my current tripod which is a huge upgrade from my previous one. It's a Manfroddo MKC3-H01. It's light-weight, super sturdy, and folds down so it can be stored out of sight when I don't need it.
Now for my lighting. This is a similar umbrella kit to what I have. Only difference is this comes with much better bulbs than the one I got. Stick with CFL's. Halogen are great, but super hot indoors and will rack up your electricity bill. The 5000K bulbs in this kit will give a very natural light. I still recommend going with bigger more powerful bulbs.
These are the bigger bulbs that I was talking about. They are about twice the size of the ones that come with the umbrella kit, and almost 3x's as powerful. These are the exact ones I am using now.
So there you have it. This is a great way to go if you are wanting to up the quality of your videos on your own YouTube channel. As you can see, you can duplicate exactly what I have for under $900. For an entry level DSLR setup this is a great deal! Keep in mind I did not buy all of this at once. Like my makeup kit everything was bought as I went along. This should at least save you the time in research and trial-and-error that I went through. I hope this was helpful.