How to Make Your Own Low-Budget YouTube Studio

If you have ever said to yourself that making a YouTube video looks easy, you aren't wrong. If you want it to look good, though, there are some steps you should take to ensure your video is up to par and pleasing to the viewer.

The quality of your video production is becoming more important these days. The bar is raised higher and higher by the widespread availability of the gear and understanding of what makes videos look great. Home video no longer equates with low quality.

Kellan Reck shares with us a practical guide to taking a normal boring backdrop that might be any of our computer desks and turning it into a pleasing, professional-looking studio space without breaking the bank. His tips are shown in a progressive build-up to really illustrate how much each step helps. Many might seem like small trivial changes, but as they add up, the results speak for themselves. Aspects such as multiple camera angles, good sound, mood lighting, and even camera blur should really be a standard skill set for anyone looking to succeed. Reck gives us some great tips so you can consciously control each for the best results possible for a controlled and clean look.

I have wanted to get going on video more and more as I see other people creating and having a blast with it. The drive to do something is one thing, but having the knowledge on how to do it right the first time will give you a huge head start and help you not waste time on technical details. I hope this helps and gives you some simple ideas to try as it did for me.

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Michael B. Stuart is a photographer at Stu Stu Studio in Lewiston, New York. Besides shooting weddings with his wife Nicole his specialties include long exposure, abstract monochrome creations, architecture, and bokeh. Work has been featured online by Adobe, Flickr, Google, and 500px with the most popular photo receiving over 950 million views.

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The black sound squares and desktop wallpaper are distracting but you added gels so you are that much closer to being like everyone else. Soon you'll be getting free gear to lie about.

Thanks for the tips. I just started doing Youtube videos and will implement some of your tips. If you want to see my first attempts, not using your advice, go here

What's In The Bag and travel videos will be next.

Have Fun,