The film industry made 100 billion dollars in 2019 before getting hobbled by the pandemic.
With 2020 in the review mirror, though, distributors are buying content again and your next video creation could make you big money. That is, of course, if you invest time in turning that script or idea of yours into a piece of media.
For many, that process begins with building a video production studio.
When people think about video production studios, many assume that building out space would be prohibitively expensive. While some studios can get pricey, you can create yours on a budget by focusing on what’s important.
Keep reading to learn what those important components are!
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1. Get Soundproofed
No matter what your production goals are, you’re going to want your video production studio to nurture outstanding sound quality. That’s best achieved by building your studio in a well-insulated space and placing sound-dampening equipment on your walls.
There are a variety of sound-dampening solutions studios use that come in at various price points. A go-to is an acoustic foam or heavy sound curtains.
2. Invest in Lighting
A well-lit shot makes the difference between a professional-looking production and an unsophisticated-looking one. Unfortunately, lighting can get tricky to set up and maybe expensive to invest in if you want to maximize your shot’s efficacy.
To keep costs down, consider production rentals to experiment with a lighting setup before you invest in owned solutions. Also, research the classic 3-point lighting method so you can get an idea of what lighting you should start with and what’s best left for future purchases.
3. Find Your Camera
Your camera can become the most expensive part of building a production studio. Because of that, know your production goals before you over or under-spend on that piece of equipment.
Is your studio being set up for live-streaming purposes? If it is, make sure your camera has the ability to hook directly into a computer. Don’t bother with cameras that shoot 5K+ footage, since the vast majority of the world does not stream in that resolution.
If your goal is to produce theatrical content for movie houses, look into professional cameras that shoot in the highest possible resolutions. You might even want to explore film cameras if you can afford to shoot in that medium.
4. Mic Up
Many have said that what people hear in movies is more important than what they see. That point is debated, but what’s not contentious is that sound is very important.
To make sure you’re getting the most out of your audio, invest in an external audio recording solution, which will likely include a boom microphone and an audio recorder.
5. Have a Computer Ready
All of your video and audio needs to be cut together with editing software. That’s going to require a computer with a decent amount of horsepower.
Our suggestion is to buy a computer tower with at least 8 gigabytes of RAM, a 1 terabyte internal or external hard drive, and a dedicated graphics card.
Your Video Production Studio Is Worth Investing In
Those of you that are overflowing with video content ideas but don’t know how to get them made would benefit from building out a video production studio. While it might take some savings and some time to get your studio just right, believe us when we say that a small step today can make your creative ambitions a reality tomorrow.
We wish you the best of luck and welcome you to read additional content about creating videos, video productions, and more on our blog.