DIY Talking Head - Lighting and Video Production on a Budget

Rob Mayzes, audio-visual engineer, musician and video creator.

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25 Videos (51m)
    • Introduction to Recording Technique and Room Acoustics

      4:49
    • Course Challenge!

      0:41
    • Understand Talking Head Videos

      0:58
    • Perfect Framing

      0:59
    • Master the Performance

      1:35
    • Choose the Backdrop

      4:03
    • Section Summary

      1:37
    • Why Lighting Is so Important

      2:55
    • Shadows

      1:59
    • Diffusion

      1:49
    • The Ultimate Technique for Lighting Talking Head Videos

      1:20
    • Technique Breakdown and Light Positioning

      3:25
    • Sunlight Back Light Example

      2:20
    • Completely Free Lighting Technique (Harness the Power of the Sun)

      1:50
    • Section Summary

      1:28
    • Source These Parts

      6:30
    • Get Free Diffusion

      2:42
    • How To Set Up Your Rig

      1:00
    • Upgrade Your Rig to Pefection

      2:59
    • Video Examples & Camera Demonstrations

      1:16
    • A Wide Angle Look at My Latest Lighting Setup

      0:49
    • ....and here is how it looks from the camera

      0:18
    • [Activity] Buy or find the parts you need, and assemble your DIY lighting rig!

      0:29
    • Course Summary

      2:43
    • [Activity] Record a talking head video, upload it to YouTube and share.

      0:33

About This Class

Create Your Own Lighting Rig for $47 and Discover the Best Techniques for Recording Your Talking Head or Promo Video

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Very nice lighting, simply explained with affordable components!
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Rob Mayzes

audio-visual engineer, musician and video creator.

Audio guy, video creator and online entrepreneur.

Teacher at Home Studio Center (the place where people go to get better at home recording). Instructor to over 4,329 students on Udemy. Writer at Tuts+ (Music & Audio) and contributor at Ultimate-Guitar.

Wanderluster and jack of all trades (master of some).

I've worked in a range of recording studios, live venues and film sets as both a musician and sound technician. I have also worked in numerous large venues as an audio-...

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