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