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YouTube Masterclass - Building a GREAT Home Studio for Channel Growth

teacher avatar Dylan Reeves-Fellows ⭐️, YouTuber & Professional Editor

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Lessons in This Class

    • 1.

      Welcome!

      1:05

    • 2.

      Unique Studio Must Haves!

      2:26

    • 3.

      My Filming Set-Up + Equipment (KEY!)

      7:01

    • 4.

      Alternative Filming Set Up!

      3:21

    • 5.

      Shadows & A Beginner Set-Up

      2:35

    • 6.

      Adding Personality to your Brand

      1:35

    • 7.

      Exemplary Studio Filming Set Ups

      5:34

    • 8.

      Key Software for Creatives!

      4:48

    • 9.

      The Class Project

      1:10

    • 10.

      Thank you!

      0:44

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This course is a YouTube & Content Creator Masterclass, to help enable you to build the ultimate YouTube Studio and Content Creator Space. The idea is that building your studio will allow you to grow your YouTube channel and audience on social media by making the content high-quality, increasing your productivity, and by allowing you to have a clear brand! Whether you're a beginner looking to start your journey or a seasoned creator aiming to enhance your setup, this course is tailored to meet your needs. Welcome to Creating a Home YouTube Studio for Filming In 2024 - The Ultimate Growth Tool.

The course is led by me Dylan, a YouTuber with over 70,000 total subscribers and 25,000,000 views I show you how I have created the ultimate home studio for creating content to grow my following and viewers. You'll gain invaluable insights into selecting the right filming equipment for YouTube, optimizing lighting techniques for filming, maximizing space utilization at home, the best software, and setting up your studio for optimal social media performance and growth. From camera setups to audio solutions, we cover it all, ensuring that you're equipped with the knowledge and tools necessary to produce high-quality content that resonates with your audience.

Who is this course for?

  • Aspiring YouTubers eager to kickstart their channels with a professional setup.
  • Established content creators seeking to elevate the quality of their productions and grow their audience.
  • Social media influencers looking to enhance their online presence through compelling video content.

What will you learn?

  • How to choose the right filming equipment for your needs and budget.
  • Techniques for optimizing lighting to achieve professional-looking videos.
  • Strategies for maximizing space and creating an efficient content creation environment.
  • Building a great filming backdrop
  • Building brand loyalty and Showing your Personality via Video
  • The art of storytelling and engaging your audience through captivating content.
  • Proven methods for accelerating your growth on YouTube and social media platforms.

Benefits of the course:

  • Gain access to insider knowledge from a full-time YouTuber
  • Acquire practical skills that will set you apart in the competitive world of YouTube online content creation.
  • Save time and money by learning how to select the right equipment and set it up effectively.
  • Elevate the quality of your videos, increasing viewer engagement and retention.
  • Unlock the potential to grow your audience rapidly 

Enroll now and take the first step towards mastering your YouTube studio and achieving success as a content creator!

Music all from my Audiio License under my name and My background Image by vecstock on Freepik In the software class. Thank you and enjoy YouTube Masterclass - Building a GREAT Home Studio for Channel Growth!

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Dylan Reeves-Fellows ⭐️

YouTuber & Professional Editor

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Hello, I'm Dylan!

Im a successful YouTuber, Presenter, Entrepreneur, and Online Teacher. Below you will find the main selling points on why you should watch my classes! If you're looking to learn something new then you are in the right place - Especially if you want to learn about YouTube and Editing!

I run a Youtube channel with over 60,000 subscribers, have a podcast, and a dedicated student platform called Student Ear. I have 7 Years of Experience In Video Editing, YouTube, Adobe Products, and Business creation. BSc Economics & Finance Graduate of the University of York Professional Acting MA Graduate

Check out www.ReevesandFellows.com and you'll be able to explore my progress in these above projects. Please take a look at my Top classes and don't forget to follow ... See full profile

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1. Welcome!: Hey there everyone, and welcome to my brand new course on creating the ultimate Youtube studio. Content creator studio at home. In, for example, a spare bedroom like this one right here. Now as a Youtube myself, my name is Dylan. Nice to meet you. I've got over 60,000 subscribers, 25 million views, and four monetized channels. I've gone viral on Tiktok, Instagram, and Youtube. And having a sort of space where I know I've got my equipment, I've got my backdrop, I've got my filming set up. It is key to growing on Youtube and being successful on all social media. Create stuff to the highest quality. In today's course, we're going to be deep diving into what equipment I have for my level, what you may need for your level. I'm going to explain everything that I've got, how I set up my equipment in terms of lights, mics, cameras, how I film my videos, and what backdrops I'm using, and how I've got two different backdrops in a small space. Basically everything you could ever need to become a successful and efficient content creator. We're going to learn today. And it all boils down to having a nice studio. I cannot wait to get started. I look forward to seeing you in the course. And I guarantee this will add a lower value to your content creator journey and help you on your way to success. Let's go. 2. Unique Studio Must Haves!: Now first things first, I'd like to touch upon a few essential items for any studio. And then after this, we're going to dive into how I fill my videos, my backdrop, my camera, my equipment, and ultimately how I set everything up. But first things first, a few key items for a studio. Number one, it's going to be a whiteboard. Now a whiteboard is fantastic for mind mapping ideas, getting that creativity flowing, and also adding content scripts to this board. So let's say for example, I was making a Youtube video. I could write the script on the whiteboard, I could have it next to the camera, and then I could flip between my camera, look at the script, back to the camera, nice and easily, 100% one of the best investments I made a Wi Fi booster. Now depending where you are on your studio, a Wi Fi booster can be key for making sure your productivity is maximized. And that is ultimately part of what a studio is about, maximizing productivity efficiency, along with ensuring you have a lovely set up to create amazing content, to help you grow on social media, on Youtube, and you need internet connection to upload videos, to title them to do research. So a Wi Fi booster in a studio is key for productivity. Just like this, a spare camera battery. Now, whenever you're filming, the worst thing that can happen is your camera runs out of charge. You have to sit down and you have to wait for an hour for it to charge you up and then start filming again. You lose the rhythm. Maybe the lighthouse side changes, there's a lot that could happen. But having a spare battery means that while you're filming on one camera, you can charge up the spare battery in the plug. And then if this battery runs out inside of the camera, it's a simple switch. And happy days. Now next up I want to talk to you about something quite interesting. This is your selection of, for example, if you're redecorating your room paint. Secondly, every studio has a desk. But things like the color of the desk make a big difference when it comes to filming. For a very small example, the desk I've got right here, it's a nice light beachwood color. Now, the nice light color, in my opinion, looks great on the camera. Now I've got this black mat that I'm going to substitute out very soon. But for example, if I had a dark, dark black desk like this, what you're seeing right here, it changes the composition of the shot. Now as a general rule of thumb, stuff like having plants and a nice light color is quite a nice way to create an environment in your videos that is very relaxing and ultimately engages people. I would say obviously a black desk can work, but what I'm saying is think about what you're trying to achieve and what colors are the things like your desk when it comes to creating your own studio. For me, I like light color. 3. My Filming Set-Up + Equipment (KEY!): Now in this section of the course, we're going to take a look at my first filming set up. So I have a few different filming set ups in this room, but the main one that I use is what we're about to digest and look into. And this is the one that I used at the start of this course. What you'll notice first things first are all of the equipment behind me is designed so that when I sit down at my desk, which I'll do for an example, right here when I'm talking to the camera, I've got this nice three D sort of backdrop. I'm lit up quite well and I've got the mics coming down here. I've also got a few items on my desk to add to that sort of spectacle of a nice set up. But let's take it step by step and break it down. So if you come all the way over the back right here, first things first, I've got a soft box light. It's probably very bright on the camera. Nice and cheap. Amazon Softbox light, providing the main harsher lighting conditions for when I'm sitting down and filming. Now I have a lovely light over here that is slightly more expensive. Now this one is a bit more of a diffused light, which has different colors more expensive. So if you're a beginner, for example, then you'd want to start off with a soft box. If you're looking to upgrade and go full on studio, maybe one of these is best because there's a lot more cooler settings at the back right here. This is a newer light as well, so it's a bit big to get in this section here. So I start off with my foundational light, the soft box light. I've then got my tripod right here. It's a nice manofrototripod extendable. Very tall as well, so you can go really low down or really high. And on top I've got my camera, so this camera is a Loomis G seven. We'll see that angle that we're looking at in terms of filming. So a bit of a desk making sure none of the lights are in there or none of the cables are in there, and it's a really nice backdrop. Now the lens itself, as I was saying, a default one, it is 12 60 and yeah, on top overall, a great camera does four K, but you don't really need four K. I would say though, if you can afford it, it's even on my to do list that you upgrade to a lens that you can do low aperture shooting in, which really blurs out the background. So they're a bit harder to find. I've got one somewhere. I have a lens that blurs out the background I invested in, and unfortunately where it blurs out the background, I can't go far or close. It's only got one setting, but it's low aperture and this is a 0.25 M 25 lens, and it's just nicer when you look into it. Changing the aperture allows a blur background, which can be very nice. All of these drawers as well. By the way, I've got my equipment in, so as I was saying, so we've got the camera, the tripod, the light, and there's a bit of a set up where the cameras in front of the light just to allow that light to diffuse. And sometimes you can get shadows if you place the light directly behind the camera. We want to avoid that. So yeah, we want to avoid having shadows on ourselves when we're filming. So making sure the light isn't directly behind this camera is how we do that. Then from my actual camera, I'm not using the microphone on this camera because it would be too far away. If I'm sitting there and I'm recording on there, it's too far. So what I've got is essentially this Tiger boom stand cheap on Amazon. And I've got a road mic attached to it. The road mic is a bit more expensive, but definitely worth the money, especially in terms of audio. And so I've got this lead that comes all the way from my camera to this microphone here. This desk is essentially what I use as a prop for filming and also what I use whenever I'm actually editing. So the cameras over there is coming towards me. I've got my light, I've got my mic, and my mic is pretty much directly above my head. So having that audio quality of the mic being above my head versus back down there on my camera, it increases the quality of the production tenfold. So it's nice and close. It's about a half a foot. And this tiger booms, stand you make it high, you make it lower. And then you come to the stuff on the desk. Now this stuff on the desk for this filming set up isn't as important, but you can get a nice little Game of Thrones reference, a nice light here to create that ambient lighting in the shot. And you'll see at the start of this clip, the plant ports just give a bit of health and greenery. And then this slide right here, sometimes what I might do as well for this filming set up is just ever so slightly twist this screen here and it creates a bit more of a dynamic homely feel as well. So there's a bit of area to play around. I feel bob bits and bobs on my desk, but overall, quite minimalist, quite clean. And it just allows me to play around and lean in and talk. We're going to look at a different filming set up in a minute, but that will be when I essentially si around like this and I have the whole thing facing me. So again, what the key is as well is that behind me, and I appreciate that sometimes there might not be enough space, but I've got a bit more space behind me behind my desk to actually add certain elements to my filming in terms of a light directly behind me. So that essentially when I'm talking to camera, my back is covering and hiding this light. But there's a purple array coming behind me. And so what that allows to happen is it allows a camera to pick up a sort of separation of distance between myself and the background, which essentially creates some sort of a blur. So that is a key tip that took me years and years to learn and it's absolutely fantastic. Now, follow me down this way as well. Again, I've got, I've got a plant like myself. I've been here. I've got a plant, I've got a few more lights, one here. These don't really make too much of a difference, they're just nice to see in the background. I would probably take out this as well if I was filming. And then I have this little blue light as well that on occasion, if I didn't want the might to being shot, then I'd hide this light down there and allow that blue to show. Because remember, we're filming from exactly over there. So if you point to where we're filming and that camera's coming down here and this is all in the backdrop. So essentially this is the filming set up. I'm say, I'll take a little seat. So what we've got is a really high quality filming set up that of course, if you're going to go for the more expensive lights and cameras, it can get quite expensive. But in terms of keeping it basic, if you're a beginner, getting a tiger stand, getting a soft box light, getting a tripod, and then using your phone and having a small light behind you, That is a reasonable thing to obtain as a beginner or somebody who's just started out on Youtube or as a creator for a reasonable cost. And it makes such a big difference to production when you start upgrading your content and your software and your facilities. The bigger softbox light, the bigger lens, the bigger camera, the more expensive the road microphone go mike is. That's your next step and it does create a huge difference now in terms of these lights. These two right here, I'd say are one of the best that I've got. So I've got a pair of them, but I'm only using one. So if you get nice and close in on this, it is a newer GVM light. Now the reason why this is so good is because right now it's on purple. But I could change this by adjusting these nodules, change the color, change the brightness, change the intensity. And it's on a nice little swivel as well, it goes higher and lower. Natural fact, these two things are fantastic when it comes to filming. And again, in terms of smaller adjustments, I'm in a stool. I used to have a drum stool, but it was too creaky, so now I've got a solid stool right there, nice and solid, and it works very well. And then sometimes in the backdrop, as I'm saying more for the other set ups, I've got these paintings, but I hope this gives you a massive insight into what equipment I'm using and how I'm setting up my filming set up to get that lovely picture quality you saw at the start. We're going to jump into filming set up too now. Thank you very much. 4. Alternative Filming Set Up!: Now welcome to the next filming, set up filming. Set up number two. So I'm going to move all the equipment over from where it was before to a new spot and utilize the same background in a different way, which is all about maximizing space and efficiency. So first things first, this is kind of a really nice versatile backdrop. I'm going to take them both at the same time because they're plugged in, that was a close one. And essentially what I'm going to do is I'm going to put the mice here, just do a 360 to unravel this lead and put the camera here. Now what I'm doing is I'm essentially looking at creating a filming set up utilizing, and if you come close from my perspective, the lovely paintings and the desk in a different way, a more sort of full on, straight on way. So what I'll do is I'll position the camera to start with, let's try it face on with this desk, So face on right here. And again, I want this light to be tight, so there's no chord showing. Never have any chord in that. The mic a bit higher. Just so it catches my voice. Move it back a tiny bit. And then my thing right here, I'd even move this purple light as was talking about four again, just behind me. To create some additional lighting. And to create that sort of three D effect, put my stool just in front of it. When I sit down, I'm going to be blocking that light. This camera can go even further back and then I just fool around. My more expensive light, the big one, the diffused one. It's quite warm right now here, lighting my face, making sure there's no shadows. Get this just above my head out of frame. And suddenly what I'm building is quite a nice backdrop. So if you stand, so if you stand where that cameras, you'll get a lovely idea of the type of shot that we're going for. Does that look good? It looks good, amazing. So what we're doing is we're already utilizing the effect of the light, the backdrop, and the distance once again between the backdrop and myself. And overall, the plants come more into play, and less so of the lights on that side, but more of the aesthetics. And it also gets away that sort of curtain feeling. Now another cool thing we can do is slightly change the angle. This is where I put the camera. This time you stay exactly there. I put the camera like this and I know that's going to be in the way. There's no worries at all. What we'll actually do, you can also look down the monitor here. We'll zoom out a tiny bit. That's nomads, all right, But that's a rough angle of the set up that we're going for. The corner of the room right here is going to be at 180 degrees. So I line it up again, nice, like that. Ice like this. And this time we've slightly changed the angle, but we've got the plant in the background, we've got half of the curtain, we've got half of the desk and the paintings. And once again, it just creates that sort of different feel where if I was doing a tech video, then I might want to utilize my desk a bit more, for example. Or if I was doing a sit down and a story time, that requires some sort of engagement. And essentially, it's all about me presenting just myself and the story I'm telling. I might opt to do it like this, where I've got distance and a blurred background of me talking to the camera. Or if I was talking about some sort of review, then I might like to have a busier backdrop depending on what I'm sort of filming. So in essence, there are another two filming set ups right there that ultimately depend on the type of project you're creating. And it's quite simple once you've got the right equipment to get that going. So my soft box light is still over there, but you can equally move that there and have that light coming at you this way. And yeah, I just quite like the versatility that you can get from a small room with this sort of equipment. So thank you very much. This set up can be done for beginners to all the way to Pros as well. I'll see you in the next class. 5. Shadows & A Beginner Set-Up: So welcome to the final camera setups and filming set ups for this course today. So there's two final ones I want to talk about. The first one you're seeing right now, it's nice and a plain wall. So what I love about filming in the bedroom studios is that I could actually utilize the wall behind me as a plain wall backdrop for whatever content I might need to be making. And subsequently, I can add a few little paintings or portraits or whatever I'd like to add just to give it that sort of extra flare. The lighting, once again, especially if you've got a light that goes colors or warm, can be used to just make that white wall or whatever color it is that a bit more ambient and having ambient lighting, smaller lights here or there for either side of me. Or using the light to make the wall ambient makes such a big difference. So if you're struggling to get a nice set up at home, if you're a beginner or a pro, I would say, you know, as a beginner using a lamp just directly behind you or a lamp facing up this wall behind you. Because if you do it in front of you, it'll give you a shadow, which right now I haven't got. Then essentially what you get is this lovely ambient texture. Now as well, if you have, for example, the light like this, there's still no shadow, which is the beauty of this light. But essentially, if you put a light coming at you on an angle and there's a wall behind this quite plane, you might get a shadow. So the way to avoid shadows often is a general rule of thumb. Is having, you know, two lights that are coming at you like this, making sure that your light isn't being blocked by your camera. Or even sometimes you can add a small light behind your back to the wall and it eradicates the shadow. So just on this, if you actually come close, you'll see a shadow right here. So for example, if you've got a shadow often like this in your shod or behind you on the plane wall when you're filming. Then what you want to do is adjust the position of the lights. So for example, in this case, what has happened is this stand is my light is essentially piercing through this stand. So if I turn off this lamp, you stay on that shadow. Is this lamp right here? The shadow goes away. If I turn it on, the shadow comes back. So if I was trying to fix this problem in situ, what I would do is I would change the position of my lamp light to the side here, or I would get another light, but I would play around with it like this. So you see that me adding this light here to the side has got rid of that shadow. And that's exactly what I was talking about before. Adding lights behind can help you eradicate shadows if they're in your way. So that's a great tip for a beginner or a pro, but either the gress, that's another filming set up that we can play around with and do. And then finally, I love doing that. You've just got a plain backdrop that I think if you just stand directly in front of me there, then you see that it's nice and plain. If you get really tight, you'll see that there's nothing else behind me except this blue backdrop. Very, very nice indeed. 6. Adding Personality to your Brand: Next up, we're going to be talking about personality in your studio. Now, I'm behind a play wall right now for a very good reason. A Youtube studio or a creative studio is much more than just a place where you film. And it is a place where your viewers feel at home watching your content. It's a place your viewers come to recognize and feel comfortable with. A great example is Ali Avdo, his studio at home was fantastic. And whenever I saw that pop up on Youtube, I thought, yeah, this is going to be a good quality video. It's a lovely backdrop. I feel very relaxed and I like the colors. Whereas if you're starting off in your studio, it's a bit plan, it's a bit like this, it has no warmth to it, no personality. Then it is a lot harder to generate more views and build that connection with your audience, really, when I think about it, a studio is also a place to connect. This is not ideal. If I spin the camera around, I've got something like this, which is a tiny bit better. But if I spin it around once more, then we get a bundle of personality. Now what I mean by this is all of the different elements on my desk tell people a bit about me. For example, if your channel is all about film reviews or movie reviews or series reviews, and having stuff like this from your favorite series, A Game of Thrones ornament will be key to allowing the viewers to understand your personality. Maybe you're a bit of a collector, so you've got stuff like this. A gaming channel might have God of War or your favorite game memorabilia on the desk. But all of this stuff tells the person a bit about yourself, the person watching. That is whether it be the stuff you have on the backdrop like art or the colors you're using, it just goes to show a bit about you and adding that personality is fantastic. 7. Exemplary Studio Filming Set Ups: Next up we're going to be taking a look at a few of the different filming setups that I've used throughout the years of being a Youtuber. Now I've been in many different households, many different environments, and I've created many different setups using the principles from today in the same environment. So the first one right here is one where I'm using a lot of the stuff we saw in today's course so far that set up where I've got a desktop to the right hand side of me, providing me some nice light. The blue lips were in the top hand corner switched on. There's a plant in the back left, and there's also a small light going behind me to create that sort of separation between myself and the actual backdrop that allows for the background to be slightly blurred, while my foreground is in the focus. In this occasion, I did also have a black desk, and I talked before about a black desk being absolutely fine, but sometimes the lighter stuff, just like I'd rather have lighter curtains in this situation, In this case right here, take note of that desk and then take a look later down the line. How when I have a beach with one, it makes a difference. But overall, a very nice set up, utilizing the desk and many other factors. Here's a bit more of a recent set up. The same environment, the same camera angle as well. The main difference here is that I've got a nice warm, newer light like we talked about before, directly behind me, this time projecting some sort of warm light. We're having a little detour here through my old house, and I basically, this is a collection of all of my Youtube videos that have different setups from throughout the years. Now, again, notice how in the background there's the plant. The lips are on the top right hand corner, but they're switched off. And then I've also got that sort of yellow wave painting now, that warm light really reflects quite nicely onto that painting. So one thing I'd say is just think about how the light that's projecting behind you really impacts and works alongside the different elements in your backdrop overall. I prefer this just because of that brighter light directly behind me. It kind of gives me this sort of glow. Not personally. As I said before, a fan of how dark it is on the right hand side or even the backdrop of the curtains, I would ideally like for that to be brighter. Next up, this, ah, this is a very interesting one. So this is basically not a studio, it's no lights, there's no special fancy, anything at all, just, we're flicking to a podcast clip, then we'll flick back. But basically, this was taken from an office space where I had to film something. So what I did was I found a window. I pulled a chair up directly to the window, Sat down, it's a nice gray chair. It's nice in light. And then I pretty much just started filming and you'll notice that I made sure, again, there was a nice backdrop distance, background distance between myself and the wall just to allow there to be a slight differentiator in terms of blurriness versus focus. And I made sure that I was lit up. And the rest is kind of just, it's just there, you know. The white walls are nice and bright. The beachwood looks quite nice. The sunlight changed then, which is the inconsistency of shooting with natural light. But overall, there's a great example of how you can apply some of the principles of today in just everyday general scenarios when you might not have lots of equipment to play with. See, I was happy with that overall, I'd say. But let's move on to the next filming set up. This one is one of my favorites. It's a video that did really well, so clearly this backdrop was engaging. Now the first thing you'll notice is that I've got lots of different lights and lots of different colors here. So there's one big light to the left hand side, the newer one that I showed you earlier on that was creating that purple backdrop in this course, but it's turned around to project a red light. That red light is coming across all of the backdrop. You'll see it there on the plant, and you'll see it reflecting on my computer screen on the black. And then it also is combined with purple LED lights going around the side of my desk on the right hand corner there. And overall, this effect of the red light and the reflection, and the purple LED lights creates this massive, sort of vibrant color. I've got a small lamplight directly behind me in this scenario where I'm allowing myself to be lit up from the back. You can see it right there. And so overall, this set up was great for storytelling. I'm kind of in line with the angle of that wall change. And I've got a painting, I've got my desk on my curtain, So yeah, very nice, very separated backdrop. This is my favorite one right here. That's what I was talking to you about earlier on. Notice how the difference between what I had before and this is quite a lot, it's a lot whiter. It's a lot brighter. It's a lot more lighter colors, I'd say. So in essence, I'm wearing a white top and thinking about what clothes you wear to complement what your filming set up and backdrop is, is key. I've got my hand on the desk there as well leaning into it, but my nice white mint green sort of set up is all coming through. Whether it would be the computer screen, the plants in the backdrop, the vine leaves dropping down. The light is turned up to a nice warm to coldish blue tone, and that reflects nicely on the white wall. If it was, for example, green wall and I turned it up to the white blue setting, it wouldn't look as nice. So overall, everything is kind of coming into play really well, and it does look very nice. So that was one of my favorite set ups following exactly the same principles that you've basically seen throughout this entire course so far. Now moving on to the next one. Once again, natural light. No artificial light. I had, it was in my front room. I've got lots of different objects in the backdrop of my front room. Happy birthday. A colorful painting. I brought the plant in, There's a snooker table, this slightly blurred out, I'm in focus and essentially, massive natural light coming through those windows to allow me to get this effect. But overall, there's some of my key set ups that I've used throughout my years. My favorite is the one that I showed you beforehand. But obviously that requires the right manner, space, light white paint, certain color backdrop, certain color desk, certain color top. So all of this stuff is good to be aware of whenever you're creating, building, and filming in your home studio. 8. Key Software for Creatives!: We're going to be taking a look at a few essential programs and pieces of software that are key for content creators and editing within your studio. So a lot of the work done up in that studio is going to be not only filming but also creating editing and managing content. Now we talked earlier on about the wire board being great for optimizing ideas. Now reminders and notes, or the other equivalent, depending on what computer you're on, are great tools for essentially getting stuff done, writing down ideas, brainstorming, having a checklist of stuff you need to do in a day to maximize that workflow. So I definitely recommend using those two. The same for numbers and pages, it's like Word and Excel. Sometimes you might need to do work with numbers or write down longer formed documents like video scripts or ideas. Those are also great tools for that. Voice memos and Garage Band. Now, whenever I'm recording some sort of external audio in my studio, like you saw from the mic on the desk, I'll use Garage Band. It's a great tool to get high quality audio from a mic. And then voice memos. Ifever, I've got a complicated idea or a song lyric or something like that I like to record, I simply select voice memos, start recording, and lay it out like that. And so those are great applications to use in your studio, alongside obviously all the mainstream ones as well. Now coming across here notion, I use a lot, it's like my digital Notepad and then I also have Adobe Premiere Pro. This is what I personally use to edit videos, content. Now you can start, for example, if you're a complete beginner on movie. But ultimately, I think the more you go and create content, the more demands you have for software, for expertise, for customization. And Premiere Pro is one of the best for allowing high levels of customization is industry standard. And ultimately it is what I use because it does everything that I could possibly require. So this is the software that I use and recommend. I've got a whole host of courses on my channel dedicated to showing you essentially how to use Premier Pro, how to create cool video intros, hooks, and everything like that. So throughout my brand, please do browse and have a look at those scrolling across. Once again, I have a whole host of other different plugins. Spotify, agains for music and boosting productivity. Zoom once again connect others. And then I have Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe After Effects. I've really used Adobe Photoshop a lot for creating thumbnails, for making content brighter, especially still images. So the thumbnail you saw for today's course was all made and edited in Photoshop. It's a place where you go and create higher quality images. You can add text, you can do a whole host of things. So again, it's key software for people who are creatives creating content. And it takes a very long time to master, but ultimately it is worth it. You can start on stuff like Pixar and a few online free tools when you're starting out. But if the more you get, kind of delve into the professional side of things, Photoshop is well worth your time. But you can always go online and type in online free thumbnail generator or online free photo editor. And if you're a beginner, that might be a good place to start. And then finally, the last one I'm going to touch on today is Adobe After Effects. Now this is where essentially you can create your own motion graphics and really personalize the motion graphics that you're using within your videos. So something that kind of pops out and animates and comes up like that, that's a motion graphic. And in after effects you can customize that down to whatever you would like. For me, I'm still learning this side of things, but it's another piece of essential software in my studio that I use along with Stream Labs. Now this is what I'm using to record my screen right now and speak into the mic. It's all done via Stream Labs, which is streaming software where you can add layers, you can add cameras, you can record the screen, you can do a whole host of things livestream. And ultimately it is key. All of the Adobe apps are managed in the creative cloud up right here, so you can see them all at once. And that my friends is the key software behind my studio. And just one final not on. If you are a beginner, then what you can do is on the App Store, on your Mac, you can download movie for free. You can also edit clips on an iphone or phone using movie. And essentially, it's a lot more simple to create and navigate content in movie, especially when you're starting out as a beginner. As you primarily work, I'd say with two layers, the pictures and the audio. So here it is on screen right there if you'd like to go and take a look at that. If you are somebody that's new to video editing, because let me tell you, it is one heck of a journey learning how to edit videos and you can get very, very deep. And then simply when you download it, it goes straight over into your launch pad right here. And Microsoft and other computers generally have another similar free version or video editing software built in for you to take a look at if you're not on a Mac. But I hope that helps you out a bit further. Please do let me know what programs you end up going with down in the discussion board below, but without further ado onto the next. 9. The Class Project: It's time to deep dive into the course project. Congratulations on finishing this course. I hope you've learned a lot along this journey. It really is a whirlwind. What you've seen in this course today has taken me years and years and years to build up. And essentially, I've given it away to you for a short price of an hour and a half to an hour. So yeah, very nice indeed. But the course project, what I'd like you to do is look at what you've got around you right now, and look at the equipment you'd like to get into your studio, Write me a list of that equipment, and then next to it a sentence on why you want it and why you think it's right for the level of content creation you're at right now or at the level of work you're at right now. Then I'd like, if possible, for you to take a little video or a picture of what your home studio is currently looking like and where those possible filming points could be. Just to recap a list of some stuff that you're going to get or you have inside of your studio and a sentence next to it, why you have it. And then a few pictures showing me your home studio with a possible few filming places going forward as well. If you have any questions or want any help about what equipment should I get or anything to do with where should I put what, then please indeed ask them down in discussion down below. Thank you very much. I've been, Dylan, see you in the outro. 10. Thank you!: Thank you very, very much indeed, for watching today's course. I think that it's a very valuable tool. Having a perfect studio set up no matter what industry you're in, but even more so for being a creative. So I hope this course has been very useful to you. As always, please do leave any feedback down below. And any questions that I can help with, I'd be delighted to help definitely comment them in the discussion down below. And don't forget to check out some of our other courses. Maybe you'd like to now go on to learning how to edit videos in Premier Pro or how to quick start your Youtube channel. I have uncovered all of that because I myself am an economics and finance student turn social media guru, content creator. In all different forms, I like to think I can help you out. And as always, I appreciate you, appreciate your time till the next time they can.