On this video Markus from videomaker.com takes a look at how to construct your own home studio for shooting high res videos.
Although this video is basically a sort of commercial from Panasonic for their GH4, it actually has some pretty useful information. Markus gives several tips divided into 4 steps:
- Framing your shot – consider windows (don’t put the window behind you), if you want constant lighting – cover the windows. Next consider the scene depth – the more space you can put between you and the back of the room – the better. Finally choose the focal length ( you need to play with different focal lengths to see what works – typically 35mm or 50mm on full frame – should look good but sometimes you might like a tighter frame with a longer focal length). Now mark the area of your frame and move to arranging you set.
- Set design – there are many options you can either choose a special design which fit your personal video topic or choose black or white and finally you can use green screen (but this will require very good lighting and post production skills.
- Lighting – Make sure you have enough light – Markus explain how to use 2 or 3 lights and where to place them with some DIY tricks.
- Audio – is just as important as the video. The most important tip is never to use the on camera mic – using a lav mic can dramatically improve your sound quality but there are other ways including a shotgun mic.
You can find many more helpful photography tips on our Photography tips section here on and LensVid.