5 July 2019

VIDEO | Behind The Scenes: Filming Set Up

Hello there, today I have something a little different to share with you - my filming set up. I have shown bits of this in my craft room tours, but I have never shown my set up with my lights out so I thought I would do that today.

My set up is not fancy, I am in no way saying that this is the professional way to do it or this is what you should do (if you make videos/want to get into making videos) but just a behind the scenes look at how I do it. I have to use artificial lighting when making videos. In an ideal world, I wouldn't but even on really sunny days, I just do not get good enough lighting without having artificial lights.

The only problem with this, is that I have to get them in and out each time I want to make a video. This is not a huge problem but I am not going to lie, it would be easier if I didn't have to and I would likely make more videos if I didn't have to set up my room each time, but that is ok!
I have two Neewer 14" Ring Lights that are usually behind me while I am sitting at my desk. This helps to prevent glare on my media mat. I have two sets of lights - Soft Umbrella Lights and ring lights (which are shown here). I use both sets at different times. The ring lights are great as they do not take up a lot of space but obviously you have to have the space to have them out on the stands. Although, I am sure they could be attached to the ceiling if you wanted.

I also have an Ikea Forsa Lamp that sits on my desk and I use that along with my lights too. I have a piece of tracing paper over the light bulb to help reduce the glare. It is not pretty but it works!

My camera attaches to a Manfrotto Variable Friction Arm that attaches to the wall with a Baby Wall Plate. You can now get the system as a whole, with the wall plate attached but at the time of me using this set up, it did not exist. There is a quick release plate at the end so that I can add and remove my camcorder easily. I use a Sony Camcorder to film, along with a Sony Remote Commander. I film from above on to the Tim Holtz Media Mat.
While I am filming, I like to try and keep my desk clear so that I have as much space as possible. I do keep a small tray on my desk that I keep the supplies on that I will be using in the video. For the most part, my room is set up so that most things are easy to grab whilst I am sitting at my desk.

Here is the video showing my set up:

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I hope you have enjoyed taking a little peek behind the scenes with me on how I film my videos. I hope you have a great day and a wonderful weekend!

1 comment:

  1. Fun to be nosey, you would die laughing if you saw my " craft" area !


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