It’s funny when you look back at Wayne’s World and the whole concept that it was a little TV show that was started in the basement. Wayne’s show appeared on the local cable channel, starting with a small but loyal fan base. Fast-forward to today’s day and age and you could see how this sort of channel could work in today’s world. Rather than broadcasting to the television though, it’s all about YouTube.
If you’re using Wayne’s World as inspiration and want to create your own filming studio in the hopes of “being discovered” and hitting it big, then here are some tips you can use to get started.
The Studio Will Get Hot
No matter where you decide to build the studio in your house, one thing is a given and that’s the fact it will get hot. The lights that you will need shining on you, and even the filming equipment all generates heat which can leave you feeling like you are about to burst into flames. With that in mind, you want to be sure you invest in a few good quality tower fans that circulate the air. You can always check out the Adviserfy.com website that is filled with all kinds of information, including a review and buying guide for tower fans. Just use the top of search feature to find what you’re looking for.
The Right Kind of Backdrop
When choosing what room to set up your studio in, be sure to think about how the backdrop will look in the frame. You want something that is professional and sleek, but at the same time doesn’t take away from you. You may want to take some time checking out various YouTube channels with large followers so that you get an idea of what backdrop they are using.
Spend Time Researching Cameras
Obviously, you want to be able to offer high-quality footage to your viewers which means you need the right camera. Keep in mind the “right” camera doesn’t mean it has to be the top of line most expensive model out there. Instead it needs to offer the features and settings that will come in handy for your needs.
While your smartphone may get you by for on-the-go shoots, you’ll need something that is higher quality for your at-home studio. You also want to be sure the camera is secure and elevated on a tripod. Many find that cameras with remote controls are ideal so that you don’t have to get up and sit back down every time you want to start/stop it, zoom in, make adjustments, etc.
An added tip is to make sure there is an external monitor that you can see while filming to ensure the shot looks good.
Invest in the Right Lighting
Lightning was mentioned above and that’s because without it you’re not going to get a good shot. If you are just working with a small budget, an umbrella light is a great place to start. From there you can invest in a ring light and light stand.
Plenty to Consider
This is just a small look at the things you’ll need to invest in and consider when setting up your own filming studio at home. But with proper planning and plenty of hard work, maybe you can make it big just like Wayne.