Hoping HTF members with various knowledge of audio and lighting can chime
in on different aspects of what I need....
I have been spending the last few days doing product reviews. The YouTube
videos that I have put together have been done primarily in my living room or
home theater room.
Not the most professional way to put our image forward.
Got to thinking....
I could actually build a makeshift broadcast station in my basement to record
our product reviews.
I already have a green screen that could easily be taped/nailed to the wall. I could
place backdrops into that area during video editing.
I already have a hi-def camcorder with tripod.
Here are the things I suspect I will need....
1. A really good microphone that can be inserted on a boom and then placed
outside of frame. Don't mind paying extra for a good, studio quality microphone that can
pick up audio from above and provides decent audio. It should have the ability
to plug into the camcorder (1/8" connector, I believe)
2. Umbrella lighting. I know very little about it, but I do know I need good lighting
and some filtration so that it doesn't come across as very hot.
Perhaps there are other things I should be adding that are not occurring to me
at the moment.
I do all my recording directly to my HD camcorder then transfer it to my Mac via iMovie.
From there I do all the editing.
I do have access to Final Cut Pro, but I find myself intimidated by it as it looks a bit
more complicated to use.
I am willing to pay about $500 or less for a decent setup. So, any extra things you
want to add to the list of what I'll need would be most appreciated.
Would even consider a kit that includes another green screen cloth, stand and lighting
(like pictured above) if it's of decent quality. A lot of stuff being sold on Amazon are getting
a variety of mixed reviews. I know you get what you pay for.
Thanks, in advance, for the assistance.