How To Build Your Own Home Studio | TECH TALK

How To Build Your Own Home Studio | TECH TALK

September 18, 2019 100 By Kailee Schamberger


♪ ♪ She’s back! What’s up,
beautiful people? It is your
homegirl Ms. Shameless back with another Tech Talk. Yes she is back,
it’s been a minute, but this video is for you because a lot of you guys are
now creating videos for yourself and you’re doing it on a budget,
and you’re doing it at-home, and I’m here to show you
the ways on how to do that. There are two
options I’ll share with you and this is more of a studio
backdrop setup, situation. And then we also have an
environmental lifestyle setup. The first setup is the
set with the backdrop. Now a lot of you ask me how do I keep changing
the colors of my backdrop, especially with my
“May Favorites” video? Which you can click
over here to watch. So backdrop paper. It
comes in four foot rolls, six foot and nine
foot rolls, I believe, and you can
unroll it vertically. And this is perfect if you
want to create look books, anything that is establishing
a look from head to toe, and what’s nice is it can
roll all the way to the ground and then some. So it’s like a psych wall where you don’t see the seam
between the wall and the floor, and that like
dirty, dirty baseboard that you have going on. Backdrop paper is the easiest, but there’s paint,
blankets, fabric, all of that. Bretman Rock; he
uses like fabric, and he just pins it up,
and that’s his backdrop. An example of fabric;
now this is my dress, but you can buy
rolls of fabric like this that a lot of beauty gurus use and you just buy like a couple
of yards, like three yards, and you pin it up and when you step away from
it, it throws it out of focus. So you’ve just got to get away. You could stand
right towards it, but you want to
create that depth of field which puts the focus on you and not on you
and the background. Check out your local fabric
district and it’s a lot of fun, you get to like source and look
for things that speak to you and it’s not that expensive. Now this is a
four foot backdrop, so it’s easy to
carry by yourself, you can fit it into a car or the
bus, if you’re taking the bus. Now you could put it on a
stand, you don’t need to. This is all tape. For us we tape it up
and then we tack it. The safest thing
to do is use pins, if you don’t mind little
tiny holes in your wall, otherwise you can
use tape, but be careful because the tape can peel
the paint off of your wall. But this is
perfect for home studios. And it comes in so
many different colors and it’s fun and playful to buy
a few of them and switch it up. And a little tip
that I used to do when I was doing
look books indoors, was turning my
camera vertically, so then you can get the entire
shot instead of zooming out and then you have whites
or the wall on either side, just change the
camera vertically. A little uh-oh, TD, look at me. And that’s pretty
much it for your set that’s taking place
in a studio setup. This is what it
looks like from my POV, I have my camera here, some
lights on either side of me, and a light in front of me, so it’s like a nice
fill on every angle. And if you don’t have any lights you can make your
way to the window, go to the window, that
will be in this next setup. ♪ ♪ And this is an example of an
environmental lifestyle shot. You can do this in your
own home, your bedroom, and all it is, is
getting yourself a chair, finding a window or
you can use lighting, I have an Amazon store
in the description box, you can buy really
cheap affordable lights. Behind me is out of focus and that’s achieved
with depth of field, and I have a video that you
can watch if you click here. All that means is
whatever is behind you, the further away you are from it
the more out of focus you are. Get objects that
have different colors, things that
compliment you and your brand. So I like lighter
colors with like pops
of like little accents. So we have some teal, I don’t even know if
you can see the pink. And then of
course every beauty guru has her IKEA
makeup filing system, and furniture, frames, shelving
can all add to your set. You don’t have to
go that direction, but that’s one option. And again, you’re
only filming a corner. So this is just the
corner of my office, and this is what the
entire office looks like, but I only need this
little piece of office. I just want to make
sure that everything in here is clutter free and organized. That’s what it means to have
a set, you want it to be clean, everything is
intentional and deliberate. You choose to put it this there
because you want it there. And I encourage you
to have fun with this, you can always be
resourceful and creative, you don’t have to spend money, just look throughout
your home for little pieces that will look good on
camera that aren’t distracting from what your set is, that could be piggy
banks, cups, posters, painting, artwork, plants. Just take that extra
little time to place it, look at the
viewfinder, see what works, and you’re constantly adjusting, adding, subtracting, and it’s all about finding
something that represents the story you’re
trying to communicate. So this is an
opportunity to have fun; set decorating and
that’s a real profession. Also, with the set you want to find yourself
some natural light, if you can. Windows are perfect. So if you find a window just
film in front of the window, have the window light your face, and then have your background
further away from you. If you don’t have
enough daylight you can always
use fill lights, I actually have
some fill lights here, and again these are
from my Amazon store; in the description box. So those are two
examples of sets, both a studio looking set
and an environmental set. Again have fun, be resourceful, and the less you have the
more creative you have to be. Also, if you have
questions about any of this I have a playlist of
tech videos, the Tech Talk, I have a playlist, make
sure you guys watch them. Like this video if you like it. Comment below and let me
know what you found helpful or what videos that you
want that I could help address. The next video from this is
going to be audio and sound, I have some videos on that, but I’m going to have
an updated one on how to soundproof your
place for filming. Remember to do you, be
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