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How to Create an In-Home Studio for Photo Shoots & Video Recording

Posted by Robin Jones on

How to Create an In-Home Studio for Photo Shoots & Video Recording

If you’ve ever tried to shoot a video in your home office for your business, then you know just how tricky a task this can be.  Unfortunately, most home office lighting does not lend itself well to video recording.


If you want to create professional looking videos in your home office, then you will want to set yourself up an in-home studio for recording videos.  Setting up an in-home studio isn’t as difficult as you might think.

The process is actually simple if you have the right tools in place to create a functioning studio.  There are four main features that you will want to focus on for your in-home studio that will truly help you to achieve the results you are looking for, creating a professional video from the comfort of your home office. 

The following are the features you will want to be sure to secure:

A Backdrop – No matter how beautiful the walls in your home office might be if they are glossy or shiny they may cause issues with glare and or reflections, which may interfere with the video.  It is best to get a neutral backdrop that is seamless.

Studio Lights – The lighting in a home office will usually create shadows that will not be conducive for creating a professional looking video.  Therefore, you will want to block out all lighting from the outdoors and set up a studio lighting kit.  This will allow to record, day or night, on a sunny day or a cloudy day. 

Set up for sound – Many times the acoustics in a home office will cause an echo or reverb. These can be distracting noises in the background of your video.  It isn’t a difficult issue to solve either.  You can purchase sound dampening panels, or just add a rug, couch and pillows to the room to dampen some of the sound.  

A stable tripod – Keeping your phone or camera stable is important for creating a video of professional quality.  You will want to be able to sit back, use a Bluetooth remote to start and stop your videos quickly and easily. 

A permanent setup - If at all possible you will want to leave the studio set up at all times.  This will make it easier for you to create video whenever you’re ready even spontaneously.  You will also be able to ensure that you always have everything that you need in one place, without having to search for your equipment and tools each time. 

These four features will put you well on your way to creating an in-home video studio that will ensure that your videos are as near professional as you can possibly make on your own.  These five simple features are an easy fix for what could be a very expensive studio fee if you were to go to a local studio to get your videos shot, plus you wouldn’t be able to record at 3 am when the mood or that brilliant idea strikes. 

What are you waiting for?  Why not begin setting up your in-home video studio today?

 


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