If you have something to share, be it helpful advice, teaching, your craft, or just being there for others it's clear that video - recorded or streaming is where it's at. Especially during this period where we should stay at home for our safety and others.
Nanlite USA's Executive Producer and Creative Director, Kelly Mena, made this helpful look at how you can make small adjustments to your home recording or streaming setup for big results.
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Kelly Mena and Barry Garcia help you get a deeper understanding of how to set up a home studio. Join us for a broadcast of an open question and answer session with two production pros.
Kelly Mena is a Creative Director and Executive Producer with a passion for photography and filmmaking education. Previously an Executive Producer at B&H Photo, Kelly launched various B&H series through leading an internal team of 7 content creators. She is now focusing on her new role at MAC Group, directing and producing videos for all social media platforms.
Barry Garcia is the Technical Sales Manager for Nanlite USA. He has worked in various capacities within the television industry for 25 years. Before joining Nanlite, Barry worked for Ikan Corporation as a Product Manager. He has owned his own production company and won awards for his work as a Camera Operator. He has worked for companies such as The Travel Channel, MTV, BET, Nickelodeon.
Joe Nassar and Kelly Mena answered your questions! Want to get a deeper understanding of how choose and use audio gear?
Joseph Nassar is the Brand Manager for Saramonic USA. Since the early-90s he has dedicated his professional life to professional audio starting his journey as a DJ, record store owner and music producer, then focusing his efforts on microphones and audio for video. At MAC Group he is continuing his quest to make creators from every walk of life, Sound. Remarkable.
Kelly Menais a Creative Director and Executive Producer with a passion for photography and filmmaking education. Previously an Executive Producer at B&H Photo, Kelly launched various B&H series through leading an internal team of 7 content creators. She is now focusing on her new role at MAC Group, directing and producing videos for all social media platforms.
Details for main video above:
00:01 I'm at home... (aren't we all?)
00:30 Who this video is for
00:56 Scene 1 (Smartphone + Ringlight)
00:59 Backgrounds (back away from the wall!) + keep it neat + framing
01:45 Placing a marker
02:15 Camera Angle choices
02:50 Sound Basics
03:10 Key Lighting with a Ringlight
04:25 Litolite 10FB as a Kicker
04:45 Alternative lighting considerations
05:22 Scene 2: GH5 and Forza Lights
05:56 The Lighting Setup
06:18 Key Light Breakdown
07:22 Hair Light Breakdown
07:44: Background Light breakdown
08:30 The magic accessory
08:47 Audio Tips and Tools
09:46 Wrapup - Check out our other videos!
Links to products in this video:
Nanlite Halo 16C Ringlight
Nanlite Para 90 Softbox with Bowens Mount (35in)
Nanlite Fabric Grid for Para 90 Softbox (35in)
Forza 60 + Blackwrap
Nanlite RC-1 Remote Control
Saramonic UwMic9 RX9+TX9 UHF Wireless Lavalier Microphone System with Portable Dual-Channel Camera-Mountable Receiver
Saramonic VMIC Mini Camera-Mountable Shotgun Microphone for DSLR, Mirrorless
Saramonic Blink 500
Apple iPhone 11 Pro