Ok so maybe I lied a little in the title, it isn’t a full matte box but rather what most people would ever use in a matte box, and that is flags and aesthetics.
After doing my audio bag tour, a lot of people asked for a tour of my camera bag. After using a Pelican case for several years, I found myself wanting a lighter, faster DSLR video bag that could hold two complete camera systems. Here is a detailed look at what I came up with
DSLR Video Bag Tour
Everyone loves a fast and sharp lenses and today I’m showing you how to get a fast, sharp AND affordable lens for $50!
I recently started using two cameras to film my podcasts and needed to rethink how I monitor them. I am aways striving to make things more efficient, so rather than mount each monitor separately, I built a rig to hold both monitors. The new setup allows me to remove the monitors with just one clamp. This makes packing up my podcast gear a breeze.
I have filmed LOTS of interviews over the past 4 years, more than I could possibly count. Many look bad in my opinion, but when you do that many interviews you pick up a lot of lighting tricks and tools. In today’s video I show you how to build a key light rig that I use.
Why this kit rocks
- Affordable – $300-$800 depending on the lights you use.
- Efficient – Tear down and setup is fast. Not to mention you can move the whole setup easily.
- Luminously Lush – The more light you have the more flexibility you have to light your set.
- Upgradable – This kit will grow with you for decades. Just swap out lights and go.
I film A LOT of b-roll. I’ve used several different setups over the years and recently found this to be one of the best rig configurations to shoot with.
I’ve been asked to show my lighting setup many times, so here it is! I also demonstrate how I setup focus, audio and more before I shoot a podcast episode. This involves both natural light and setting up a few lights to polish the look.
I don’t have a studio and have to make do with what I have, so if you are shooting out of your home this should be a helpful guide to making your space work.
Gear I Use For Each Episode
- Canon 5DmkII
- Tamron 24-70
- Impact Lightstands
- Impact C-Stand
- Davis and Sanford Tripod
- ePhoto LED Panel
- Torchlight LED - (alternatives here)
- SmallHD DP4 Monitor
- Focus/Grey Card
- Wireless Mic