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Recently I was able to transform a small room in my house into a home YouTube studio and small home office. When designing the space there were a few key elements the room must-have:
- A spot to film sitting directly to the camera
- A small but aesthetic desk set up
- Storage for my equipment
- All of my filming equipment
This space has been amazing for me. It is removed from the rest of the house and provides a quiet space to film even when everybody is home and making noise.
Every day and Filming Layouts
In order to accommodate multiple uses for space (every day work from home and filming YouTube Videos), the floor plan layout is tweaked between its everyday layout and its filming layout. On a day-to-day basis, the filming equipment such as umbrella lights and camera on a tripod is stored either to the sides or put away in order to not block the flow of movement throughout the space. When filming, the lights are moved to aim at the chair and the tripod with the camera is set up.
To clear even more floor space, a DIY’ed a wall mount for one of my umbrella lights. See the link below if you want to mimic this in your own space. Although the tripods of the umbrella lights aren’t huge, this room is so small that keeping floor space open is a huge benefit.
When designing your home YouTube studio, there are a couple of important elements to keep in mind.
First, make sure the wall color isn’t negatively affecting your filming. My studio was previously a shade of tan that didn’t look good on camera and was affecting the quality of my videos. I knew I wanted to keep the space neutral and not have a color on the walls which is why I chose to paint my studio brilliant white. If you want color on the walls, consider painting the room white and an accent wall behind where you film.
Next, decide the shot you want to set up. For example, I film direct to cam, meaning I needed a chair to sit in and speak directly to a camera. A lot of you tubers like to set up a camera on a desk and film as they sit at a desk, or some need multiple chairs to accommodate multiple people on screen at once. Once you know the shot you need to set up you can move on to the aesthetic of the space.
When considering the design and aesthetics think about your brand, your audience, and your personal style. If you are a personal brand, meaning you are the brand, your personal style should play more into the design of your space. Try to keep your design aesthetic matching your brands design. You probably already have a logo or a website etc. and can mimic some of the colors and themes from those. Also, consider how your audience views you. If your subscribers are majority men or women or a certain age demographic you can set up your design to appeal to them.
In my home YouTube studio, I chose to go for a modern minimal aesthetic because it appeals to my personal style and my brand style. Also, the rest of the house I live in is quite traditional and doesn’t match my personal style as much. My YouTube studio is my opportunity to go wild and display my preference for modern and minimal.
Filming Specific Favorite Products:
Furniture & Decor In My Home YouTube Studio
Other Items I Used in My Home YouTube Studio:
This YouTube Video Shows You The Entire Process
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