I’ve been making some changes in the office, to provide better videos, and I want to show you my new setup for lighting for creating videos.
Hey there internet fans, it’s Ryan Perry here at Simple Biz Support. want to give you a quick tour of the office and show you some updates that I’ve made for making videos. I kinda haven’t been 100% happy with the setup that I have. I’m in a pretty small office and making videos in here can be difficult at times, just because of the size. As I keep on creating content, I learn new things, learn new things. And so this is taking years of experience, taking it to the next level. So quick tour of the office.
One of the first things that’s really going to make a difference in the quality of the videos is the fact that I painted the wall back here grey. And why that’s important, is that grey is a very neutral color when it comes to video. And what’s great about it, is that if I add light, which I’ve got a little light down below, just to kinda show you an accent light. By adding light, I can actually make that wall white, and then if I subtract light away from it, I can make it darker shades of grey, all the way to black. The other really cool thing about it, is that grey takes on other colors. So the little light that I have down there right now, I can put little gel sliders in it and I can actually affect the color of the wall.
So I’m going to be playing with that, looking forward to that. The other thing I wanted to show you, a lot of people talk about a three-point light set up, so I want to show you what my three-point light setup is right now. Let me flip the camera around. And so what you’re looking at is the camera, which just turned off, so let’s turn this little guy back on. Give you an idea of what I’m looking at.
So when I’m shooting the videos, I’ll be standing here approximately. Off to my left is going to be a fill light, and this is just a nice LED box light with a defuser on it. It’s set at half power. And then up into my right, is actually my main key light, which I’ve mounted on the ceiling. I’ve got these little hooks ’cause I’ve got the fault ceiling, and I’ve got these little hooks that clamp on to the fault ceiling so I can mount the lights up there. And then of course, we’ve got the camera here. And one of the new features on the camera, is I added a seven-inch display, which makes it a lot easier for me to shoot videos, so that I can actually see myself versus looking in the little flip out screen. So that’s kind of a neat feature. And then the other thing I have behind me, is a back fill light, and that is designed to kind of add some highlights, some hair light, and those type of things to the video. And ultimately, the reason why we have three lights… We have the main fill light to make sure I’m well lit, a softer light off to the side so that I don’t have a harsh shadow crossing my nose, but instead it’s kind of a really soft shadow, and then of course the backfill light there is really just kind of add another level, another layer of dimension, if you will to everything.
That is what’s going on in the land of Simple Biz Support. Unfortunately, I haven’t been shooting as much videos as I would like to, and part of that is I haven’t always been 100% happy with the lighting that I’ve had set up. And so I’m testing this out in the entryway at my office. Hopefully, it works out. And we’ll see what happens.
So, love to see your responses in the comments below. Not only on this video, but on future videos, of what do you think about this light setup. Also feel free to give me a thumbs up or a thumbs down (on YouTube) on this video and subscribe to the channel for more video marketing news.