Whenever I move to a new place and set up a new home studio, I give you a walkthrough so you can get a rough idea of how I work. I just finished setting up my new San Diego home base, and here’s a tour of what it looks like both as an attendee, and behind the scenes:
You can see more details about my hardware, software, and config in my past Home Office posts, but here’s a quick overview:
- Camera 1 (above monitor): Sony ZV-E10 with a 20mm F2.8 lens. Has a Rode VideoMic just in case my main microphone fails.
- Camera 2 (side): Sony A6100 – most of the same functionality as the newer ZV-E10 above, except the display swings up instead of to the side, and it charges via Micro USB instead of USB-C. Lens is a Sigma 16mm f/1.4.
- Video capture: Blackmagic Design HDMI PCIe card. When on the road and streaming from my laptop, I use a pair of Elgato Cam Link 4Ks instead.
- Microphone: DPA headset plugged into a Clarett 2Pre
- Lights: Elgato Key Light Air (2) and Neewer 480 LED lights (2) to light up green screen
- Controls: Elgato Stream Deck XL, Keychron K8 keyboard, Apple Magic Trackpad
- Monitors: ViewSonic 32″ 4K main, Lenovo ThinkVision M14 14″ USB-C to watch OBS output, generic 15″ USB-C mounted to side camera C-stand using a universal pole mount for Slack chat
- Tripods: Neewer 5-10′ adjustable C-stands
- Green screen: Glide Gear 8×8 backdrop. Not adjustable in any way, so either it fits in your space, or it doesn’t, full stop.
Wanna see how it looks? Join me for free classes next week!