This week we announced that we’re dedicating the entire month of May to everything Audio Visual. Discussions, tips, events, and resources, you’ll find it all right here in the Instructor Community!
To kick things off, we thought it might be fun to see what you are working with!
In the comments below, show us a photo of your audio/visual setup!
In 2015, when I published my first course, I only had my basement, a pc and a full HD webcam which served me as mic also.
There was the a water pump for the building that started every 2 minutes, so , I was constrained to stop recording every two minutes.
Now I have my own studio and I can even weight lift in a corner! There is also a sofa-bed with a light-gray wall behind , which is my background when recording myself with the webcam. For talking head, I have a small green screen wall.
I still have to improve cables and outlets and I change them almost once a month but I'm never satisfied, neither my wife is!
This setup is very messy but has done well for me. I use this for my consulting work as well. This was a spare room in my apartment that I customized to fit my needs, over the last 1.5 years or so. Added one thing at a time. I have sealed the entire room, including the windows with thick plyboard. The door gaps are sealed, walls in the room have 12 large panels hanging all around, that I built with some basic tools at home.
I use an old D3100 Nikon to shoot the videos, while one of my desktop screens is UDH resolution. I use Adobe Audition, Premiere Pro, Bandicam, and a few other adobe tools for recording and editing.
The mic is a Samson C01UPRO.
Still pretty new to the magical online world of Udemy! I'm sharing a visual story of my recording studio because I'm entertained by it and wanted to share my version of an audio/visual setup.
Images are in order of description.
Thank you for taking a look at my creative zone... 😁
Thank you for this thread, I am flabbergasted!
I am new with the A/V setup and just started working on my first online course here, and browsing this thread gave me more knowledge on how I should set up my own A/V room.
Great equipment everyone!!
After recording since 2017 in front of a green canvas, followed by recording in my office, in 2022 I was able to realize my dream of a dedicated studio. Right next to my house.
It's just 2.5 x 3 m (approx. 8 x 9 ft) small, which is a challenge regarding acoustics. But with self-made acoustic panels, professional panels, etc. I managed to get a decent sound.
The best things about a dedicated studio (mine has only a small window, which I cover with another acoustic panel):
- Constant lighting conditions, no matter the weather or the time of day
- I can record NOW, whenever I want to, and don't have to invest 1 hour to set everything up to record a 5 min video
- I have multiple options for settings (one with a dark background, used for talking heads, another with a white wall for slide presentations)
I use 2x LED panels as main lights and 4x small light tubes for color effects.
Sony Alpha 6400
Rode NTG 5
Rode Wireless Pro II
One of the angles for talking heads
A pic with a bit more of the studio visible
Hope this is helpful and inspiring for some of you.
What do you think about my setup?
Do you recognize the badge?
PS: I have a couple of videos taken when I did the renovation showing the changes in acoustics, depending on the panels. If you are interested, please leave a note and I post the videos.
Thank you for sharing your setup. How amazing that you have your dedicated recording studio!
I would love to see videos of the acoustic changes, depending on the panel! I am sure this will be helpful for fellow instructors, especially, as our topic of the month is AV!