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DIY Talking Head: Lighting And Video Production On A Budget
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This course is designed for those interested in learning lighting and video production on a budget.

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About This Course

Make your talking head videos look awesome. Get amazing results from any DSLR or camera. Even your iPhone, smartphone or webcam. Without spending a fortune!

I’ll show you step-by-step how to purchase, setup and use your own DIY lighting rig (for a maximum of $47).
Or you can use sunlight to improve your videos for free!

This IS NOT an extensive course on video recording, DSLR camera set up and professional lighting.

This course is designed to bring you the best possible results in the shortest period of time.

I want to transform you into a DIY lighting guru and make your videos look professional. Without wasting any money or time.

Although the knowledge of camera equipment is useful, it is not essential. Good lighting can make any camera look great, even in ‘auto’ mode.

Plus, you don’t need a DSLR or pro camera. The lighting rig that I will show you step-by-step how to build and use will make your phone camera or webcam look awesome too.

Improving your technique for lighting is the easiest way to increase the quality of your videos and therefore increase sales, views, downloads – whatever it is you’re after.

In the course you will learn:

  • How to make your videos look awesome
  • The easiest way get incredible results from any camera (even an iPhone, smartphone or webcam)
  • How to get and build your own DIY lighting kit for under $47
  • The best way to use sunlight to improve your videos for free
  • How to choose the perfect backdrop for your talking head video
  • The rules for framing your video that you should never break

Take this course today and learn lighting and video production on a budget.

Our Promise to You
By the end of this course, you will have learned lighting and video production on a budget.

10 Day Money Back Guarantee. If you are unsatisfied for any reason, simply contact us and we’ll give you a full refund. No questions asked.

Get started today and learn lighting and video production on a budget!

About the Instructor:

Rob Mayzes

  • Professional audio author & journalist
  • Popular teacher on topics related to audio (including voice recording and audio for video).
  • 1st Class Degree in Audio Production from The University of Kent
  • Worked in a large range of studios in London over the years, both as a professional engineer and musician
  • Recording at home for over 11 years. Built my own professional studio.

I’ve worked in a range of recording studios, live venues and film sets as both a musician and sound technician. I have also worked in numerous large venues as an audio-visual engineer and lighting designer.

I’ve worked with (and been taught by) boom operators and sound recordists that have worked on large budget feature films (such as Pirates of the Caribbean, Clash of the Titans, Layer Cake, Shaun of the Dead, World War Z) and popular TV shows (such as Ricky Gervais’ Extras and Gavin & Stacey). They, in turn, learned from some of the top Hollywood sound guys and legends!

I now spend most of my teaching and freelancing from my home studio in London, England.
I currently hold a First Class BSc Degree in Audio Design and Production from the University of Kent and I’m an Avid Certified Pro Tools 11 User.

Course Curriculum

Section 1 - Introduction
Introduction 00:00:00
[Activity] Are You Up For The Challenge? 00:00:00
Frequently Asked Questions 00:00:00
Attributions 00:00:00
Section 2 - Talking Head Videos And Framing
Understand Talking Head Videos 00:00:00
Perfect Framing 00:00:00
Full Torso Framing 00:00:00
Section 3 - The Performance & The Backdrop
Master The Performance 00:00:00
Choose The Backdrop 00:00:00
Summary 00:00:00
Section 4 - Lighting Basics
Why Lighting Is So Important 00:00:00
Shadows 00:00:00
Diffusion 00:00:00
Summary 00:00:00
Section 5 - Lighting Techniques
The Ultimate Technique For Lighting Talking Head Videos 00:00:00
Technique Breakdown And Light Positioning 00:00:00
Sunlight Back Light Example 00:00:00
Completely Free Lighting Technique (Harness The Power Of The Sun) 00:00:00
Summary 00:00:00
[Activity] Supplemental Resource – Lighting Plan Template 00:00:00
Section 6 - How To Build Your $47 Lighting Rig
Source These Parts 00:00:00
LED Bulbs As An Alternative 00:00:00
Get Free Diffusion 00:00:00
How To Set Up Your Rig 00:00:00
Upgrade Your Rig To Pefection 00:00:00
Section 7 - Demonstrations & Examples
Video Examples & Camera Demonstrations 00:00:00
A Wide Angle Look At My Latest Lighting Setup 00:00:00
[Activity] Buy Or Find The Parts You Need, And Assemble Your DIY Lighting Rig! 00:00:00
Section 8 - Final Checks & Conclusion
Get The White Balance Right 00:00:00
Course Summary 00:00:00
[Activity] Record A Talking Head Video, Upload It To YouTube And Share 00:00:00


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