Video Filming Studio Set Up Tips

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If you’ve gone through JVZoo Academy, you’ll see that we take filming very seriously. Videos are a big factor when it comes to success of your products, because they are currently the best, most efficient way to gain trust with a visitor on your page. A question we’re always asked is: so what does your filming set up look like? So here are a few of our top tips:

At Your Office

Many online business owners spend most of their time at the office. Be it a home office, or a space they’re renting in a business hub. When you do this, ensure you have a really nice looking background behind you – it might be a bookshelf, a view out the window, or a solid colored wall with a poster or two on it. Some cities have co-working spaces, so if you have one locally that you are thinking of becoming a member of, take the time to do your research and go in for a visit to see where you may be able to make good looking videos.

Equipment you may need:
Camera
Computer
Teleprompter
Lapel Microphone

Travel

It might be easier said than done, but it’s totally realistic. Inject some different scenery into your videos by jumping on a plane, or even taking a road trip – be it 5 minutes or 5 hours to a change of location. Outdoor videos are great because you have less post-editing work to do because you have a natural background behind you. One time when we were visiting Paris, we found that we just couldn’t get a good video at any of the usual tourist spots – these places are sometimes heavily guarded, and it becomes a hard task getting a shot when no tourists are walking past or in front of you while you’re talking. So we improvised; we found a small park in the center of the city and filmed there. Contrary to popular belief, when it comes to natural light, it’s not the sunny days, but the overcast ones that are the best. This means you will have consistent lighting on your face, rather than any glare from the sun.

Equipment you may need:
Camera
Computer
Teleprompter
Tripod
Lapel Microphone
Sun Reflector

Get Local

If you find yourself in a foreign city, and don’t have the luxury of your home filming studio, go local and find a filming spot for the day. We’ve found that sometimes it’s not the filming studios, but rather photo studios that have a more flexible rate for the use of their space. Likewise, you can also look at getting a membership for a day or two at a local co-working spot.

Equipment you may need:
Camera
Computer
Teleprompter
Tripod
Lapel Microphone

Home Set Up

If you have a large room, you may choose to invest in a greenscreen and film from home. This is the most commonly used method as the greenscreen will allow you to change the background color in post-production editing. For a home studio like this, ideally, you should use a space that has carpet to retain audio. If the room is big enough, it should have the length to be able to accommodate a tripod for you to place your teleprompter and camera on at a comfortable distance from you when you’re speaking.

Equipment you may need:
Camera
Computer
Teleprompter
Tripod
Lapel Microphone
Greenscreen (an ironed green piece of fabric hanging off a stand)

Audio Only

If you are planning on only filming audio and slide videos, you are only recording audio, so your background doesn’t matter therefore this will probably take place in your home office. In order to gain the best results from this set up is to surround your computer with some pillows to soak up any background noises, so the microphone near your computer only picks up your voice. Make sure the room is not empty so your acoustics don’t sound like you’re recording from a small, enclosed space.

Equipment you may need:
Computer
Microphone
Ready to use video to really make an impact? Sign up for free at http://jvzoo-academy.com to watch Sam Bakker’s marketing mini series and find out how you can start using video to get paid by JVZoo.

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