Video: How to Build an Improvised Studio for Fancy Interviews

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Has been a long time since I wrote here. We were still very busy with getting acclimated here in the US. My wife wrote a couple of posts on how to leverage your readership with your blog posts .
Anyway, since I noticed that people rather watch videos then reading a lot I want to use the opportunity to blog videos. Since I have the new iPhone 4 (wow, what a gadet, couldn’t live without it) it makes producing web content so much easier.
So, here it is, my first video blog entry. I’m talking here about how to build an improvised studio for interviews and use mostly stuff that I find around on location. You know that I’m not a big fan of big expenses and truckloads of stuff. So therefore I’m using what I can find. That keeps me always on my toes and it ensures that my stuff looks always different.
I guess I have to thank a lot to Richard Dean Anderson aka. MacGyver.
The gear I used is as follows:
– Canon 7D
– Lens Canon 70-200 f4 (one of the best lenses ever built, and only $600)
– Tripod Solo Miller DS20
– Glidetrack Shooter
– Cool Lights CL-455P Portable 4 x 55
– Foldable 42′ reflector
Thats it.
Have fun.

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Screenshot of the Interview




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3 Responses to "Video: How to Build an Improvised Studio for Fancy Interviews"

  1. Great post Shmuel! Would love to see how you actually use the reflector to block the light. Maybe next time you can snap a shot to show how you do it.

    Lighting looks great!

    What was this shoot for?

  2. Thanks, Daniel.
    You use the reflector as much as you use a light reflector. You look at the shadow site and see how much shadow you are creating. I will film this at my next shooting.
    This is shot for an image film for the clarity seminar, a branch of Aish Center Manhattan.

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