Studio Profile - Join With Yours
Inspired by @kmac1036 and his "mobile rig setup" post, I thought I would share a few pictures of my live stream studio, which is a work in progress, but up and running for maybe 4 weeks.
I was fortunate to have a large space in our showroom, actually an entire building connected to the headquarters office, that I was able to take over. Not only that, but high vaulted ceilings perfect for lighting equipment, and also room depth so I can work with shallow depth of field to defocus the background behind my on-camera talent.
The "set" was already here -- an existing showroom. I relamped all the practical fixtures with 5500K daylight bulbs, then added daylight balanced Kino Flo Divas and various Aputure LED instruments to light my talent and to add emphasis on products and lift the woodwork out of the shadows.
By YouTube and Facebook standards, this is great set, but again, just an existing space available to me.
One challenge is a major high speed 4-lane highway just outside. Heavy traffic, including noisy trucks, operate at 70 mph / 112 kph just 40 feet / 12 meters behind the cameras. Thanks to heavy log walls and thick sound blankets hung over doors and windows facing the highway, plus careful close mic placement on talent, all the highway noise is barely noticeable in the videos.