Setting up a Home Video Recording Studio

Hi there,

Welcome to my first blog after a while. I have eventually fixed my website links and other bits and pieces I left behind that weren’t working correctly. Now it’s time to share my desk setup and all the parts I used to make it as good as possible without spending a fortune.

One of the first things you should consider before buying anything is:

1) Understanding what your desk/studio should do for you.

Buying the best of the best can be rewarding initially, but It might result in an overkill and way too much money out of your pocket. Not to mention the learning curve that follows by buying more professional equipment.

The key for me is to remove as much resistance as possible, at least initially.

Use what you already have and what you already know.

Learning entirely new software or technology just because it looks cool won’t serve you.

The less you have, the faster you get started.

Getting cheap equipment and expensive software or vice versa won’t serve you either in some cases.

2) What media are you planning to create? Mostly videos or audio or both.

Have a rough idea before investing in anything.

3) Is it going to be Vlogging, talking headshot videos, tutorials, audio and/or video podcasting?

4) Who is going to record your videos? If it is you, find a solution that allows you to manage production and post-production yourself.

5) Budget. How much money are you willing to invest?

I am a one-man show, so I have to find a solution to record quickly and easily.

I am also a father of two little girls, and We live in a tiny apartment, and I need to be able to record quickly during quiet times (when kids are out or sleeping).

After watching a video about having a Youtube studio on wheels, it immediately resonated with me and my situation.

I have to build one and tailor it to my needs.

I first made a list of items to buy to get started.

I bought the Neewer tripod with wheels, the Extension boom arm and a couple of grip heads.