My New Filming Set Behind the Scenes

My New Filming Set Behind the Scenes

For the last couple of months, Patrick and I have been moving into our new homes in Puerto Rico and building out personal studios in each. Let me show you what I've built. 

I thought my goal would be simple: I wanted a set that I could sit down at and film instantly without fiddling with anything. I wanted to take advantage of natural light during the day, but also have great-looking lighting at night without having to change the settings. I wanted to control my cameras and start and stop recording from my desk. I wanted my audio to sound great, but I didn't want to have to deal with a lav mic. I wanted to easily transfer footage to my computer, but I didn't want to mess with memory cards. After two months, my set is finally built, and I could accomplish each of my goals. 

In case you missed it, I made a specific video about removing the echo from my concrete room: 

And finally, to see my full build check out this video: 

Gear list

Sony a7S III

Sony a7 IV

Sony AC dummy battery

Tamron 17-28mm

Tamron 28-75mm 

Tamron 70-180mm

Microphone 

GVM Teleprompter

GVM SD300D

GVM SD200D

GVM Panel Light

Fstoppers store

If anyone has a recommendation for a cheaper camera with a full frame sensor, great autofocus, and the ability to easily control wirelessly that is cheaper than my a7S III, please let me know in the comments below. 

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John Meade's picture

Hi Lee, I felt your pain regarding your audio. May I highly recommend Tim Tippets to you? He is an audio guru who is the sound guy the VoiceOver heavyweights turn to. His course on audio treatment is amazingly simple to understand and his recipe for achieving impeccible sound just makes so much sense. Find him at https://votechguru.com

Tim will set you up with an effects rack that will optimize your sound. It's a one button operation after you record your audio. He also will dazzle you with room treatment information that he has perfected. You will be amazed how good your audio will sound with Tim's help. He's truly an audio genius.

All the best,
John