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Having Your Own YouTube Studio + Lighting Setup At Home (BREAKDOWN)

Peter BVCCO, Video Content Specialist

Having Your Own YouTube Studio + Lighting Setup At Home (BREAKDOWN)

Peter BVCCO, Video Content Specialist

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3 Lessons (11m)
    • 1. YouTube Studio Setup + Lighting For Beginners

    • 2. Understanding The Standard Lighting In All YouTube Videos

    • 3. My Current YouTube Setup Breakdown

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About This Class

Ever wanted to know exactly how/what's the best lighting for your YouTube videos or maybe how to have your own home YouTube setup in your own room? A Home DIY alternative to expensive gear and setups.

This course is a fundamental course for complete beginners who have no idea where to start but just know that they want to jump start their very first video - whether that's for YouTube, Skillshare, or just online content! 

In this fast track course you will:

  • know the basic foundation of lighting for any video
  • know the best YouTube setup in under 15 minutes 
  • see the behind-the-scenes of my very own setup that I use for all my courses taught on Skillshare!

This is a segmented and fast track course for those that do not have the time and investment in more in depth courses and just wanted to get started. This is for you. 

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Video Content Specialist


Hi there! My name is Peter and I have been making online content and videos since I was young. I am currently a full time content creator and want to share my expertise with you. I have had several years of experience in creating online content for not only my personal brand but for professional companies and organizations to meet their video needs.

I am extremely passionate about videos and storytelling. I want to inspire other like-minded individuals to push and grow themselves as a creative in whatever their endeavors may be!

I'm all about being great and focusing on your strengths. Don't settle for average because you CAN'T win with just average. 

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1. YouTube Studio Setup + Lighting For Beginners: I'm gonna teach about the importance of lighting and what's the easiest way to get a lighting set up? 2. Understanding The Standard Lighting In All YouTube Videos: I'm gonna teach you about the importance of lighting. And what's the easiest way to get a lighting set up? Well, if you're on a budget, I recommend you get some sort of led light that you put straight on top of your camera and this will be your light source. And when it comes to the basics of using lighting essentially what it is, is it Lighting is so important because one it helps the camera not push its limits in terms of how well it does cause most cameras, darkness just like anything, just like your normal I is its worst enemy. You're not being able to get good shots, good video footage and you're not be able to capture. And having bad lighting is pretty darn bad. So I'm gonna just show you the basics lighting set up that you should have. So to my left right here is I have a ring light. And if I turn this guy off, you can already see there is a very big difference in lighting now that I just have this late to the side here. What it does is it creates a lot of shadows here because light is being on this side, and this is a source of my only lighting where I'm going to get really dark shadows. And if you do anything like beauty videos or professional videos is gonna make you look really old and horrible. So as an example, I'm just gonna turn this light off to now we're in complete darkness. So, like I said, easiest way to understand what quote unquote good lighting is is you need understand what type of light sources you need. What is the couple dynamics of lighting that you need in order to get properly exposed? Subject. So what I recommend for complete budget is to get yourself a ring light and put it through the camera. And that's what we like to call a key light Key Late is essentially, he remains source of light. This will be the source of light that will light your subject, and you just have one light facing towards you. And it is one of the most basic, simple ways to light A subject is having a key late, so I would recommend a newer if you're on a budget can go anywhere from 100 to $200 or that is the first type of lighting. The second type of lighting is what I like to call sandwich box or soft box lighting. So you can purchase yourself a soft box from anywhere from 60 to $100 they usually come into pairs. And what you want to do is you essentially setting up how I'm setting it up. You have one light here, one light here and why do that is because this light right here this ring light is letting me up on my left side of this light right here is giving the shadows off on the other side . And that is what you call your sandwich lighting. And I don't have a key late in the middle, which I could if I wanted to. And last but not least, you can have something called three point lighting. And I don't want to get super technical intake because we have against. People just want to learn how to like their subjects properly, and it just comes with practice. So you have your key light, you have your fill light and you have your back late. And in this simple scenario, I don't have a backlight as amusing sandwich relating but in traditional film, you would have your key late your hair light, which shines on top and you're back late. But when it comes to just filming YouTube videos, all you really need is a simple $100 ring light. Maybe another fill light, and that's all you need to know. And understanding why of lighting is so important because it likes your subjects and you can see the huge difference before and after, and especially if you have entry level Camera Lake. The D 5000 Siri's is that most people think that you need super expensive equipment. But the reality is, if you have a good lighting shooting on this guy with good lading, most people won't be able to tell that you're shooting on entry level camera and you can make it look super clean. IMC risk and you concolor great it because you're using your camera to the best of its ability because off good lighting 3. My Current YouTube Setup Breakdown: So the next part of how I'm gonna show you after the break down as I'm gonna actually break down my entire pretty much home studio and how you can actually see all the behind the scenes from what type of Mike I'm using to what type of flight I'm mine using here, toe white, top of late, I might using here. And how am I framing myself? And this is exclusive Broke, visionary. Behind the scenes of my actual set up that I knew is now as well as I'm gonna be talking about the night concept of that I've been using for so long to help me get my own clients that I have charged up to even $1000 with just this simple my concept set up that I'm using . So let's get straight into that behind the scenes exclusive here just for you guys. So let's get straight into this. So currently I am filming on the D 5200 and as you can see as my set up, I have one ring late right here pointed straight down at me as well as I have a second soft box light. And here is my Sony 6500 with a 30 mil lens 1.4 aperture, which gives it super in depth and shallow depth of field to get that book Delicious shots. I'm curling using the road link. And as you can see here with my set up, I'm trying to free myself directly in the middle, making sure I have even spaces to the left and to the right. And this is behind the scenes exclusive of my little home editing station. One light to the right, one light to the left. So if you look at this set up right now, all I'm essentially doing is I have sandwich lighting or two key lights. So I have one on the left and I have one on the right. They're both pointing towards me through the subject because I I am trying to be right in the middle, and this is what it looks like behind the scenes off the actual set up. Because what I'm using is the Sony amount dog ring light. New are soft box road link, and that's all it comes to down to just having your home studio set up. And like I said, you don't need $5000 budget armed. You can even use just one simple bring light. I have it right here. Might not want to wear glasses for it, but this is a decent set up for any YouTube video, or you can go over here and be lit, or you can go over here and be lit by a soft bucks. And this is just all we need is one light. But for me, I had decided to do more of a sandwich lighting for this video to evenly balance out both sides of the shadows. Because, yes, you want dynamics for filming. But you also when it comes to more of what I like to say, quote unquote professional footage is that you want to have it evenly lit. So what that means is I try to make it as less moody and just overall, just neutral, cause it's not so much about the cinematics for this module or so much about what's the best way. It's all about getting straight to the point that having decent lighting, because I definitely could take off one of these lights to make it more darker and moodier , and I could just have the ring light as a key late. But that's pretty much my behind the scenes of how I simply film right here. I turn around the chair and usually this is my editing station. I would be right here, and this is where I read it. Obviously the light that would set aside. But it's really simple. And how you how a film was. I just turn around, look straight to you. Guys have a light here, and I gotta sit up like there and as well as I have a power brick on the bottom. Second, charge all my cameras and batteries as well as my shelf, if you don't notice. Here have all my equipment to my different lenses to just all the knickknacks Patty wax. And that's pretty much the exclusive of what it looks like to have a home studio, because nowadays you don't need to rent out a complete space. All you need is your own home office, even the corner of the bedroom, decent lighting and decent gear. And that's all you really need to come down to having filming layout of film put in the hours toe, actually film and practice and have some sort of guidance or tutorial, whether it's from me, myself or actually going over through the manual. Because truth, truth be told, is, once you learn one camera, you can essentially news that skill and knowledge to apply it to all cameras, and it's not that complicated.