1. B

    Looking for camera / lighting recommendations

    Hi guys, I'm just about to start a channel doing guitar covers and I'm looking for recommendations as to what kind of camera I should get? 1080 and 60fps will do for now. Don't have a huge budget but willing to stretch if it'll improve the channel. Also, I haven't much knowledge when it comes...
  2. ZenHollywood

    Please help: Getting started as a new vlogger

    Hello everyone, I'm a new vlogger interested in developing my YouTube channel "The Zen of Hollywood" and creating a successful series of videos called "Life Lessons from Hollywood Movies" in which I briefly discuss a possible life lesson we can extract from a particular Hollywood film---a life...
  3. Sammie

    Short Film New York Film Makers

    Looking to put a team together of people with all different skill sets that could be useful in making a short film. Currently working on a short film for a competition if anyone is interested in working on it with me DM me on instagram my instagram is @LividLady.v2
  4. Minyin Valarauco

    I'd like some feedback on my commentary and pacing

    I just recently put up a new video on youtube and I would appreciate any and all feedback to know how I'm doing with my pacing and commentary. Should I try to talk more about elements in the game while I'm playing? How is the lighting for my cam? Does it seem fun and enjoyable? I know all about...
  5. R A Jones

    Lighting and cameras

    Hi all, not sure if this is the right forum to be post in. Had a long break from uploading but before I get back into it, I want to add more equipment to my arsenal. I'm a guitarist so most of my content will be recorded indoors, does anyone have any advice or can point me in the right...
  6. F

    Lighting for creating videos with acoustic guitars

    Hi, This may be a bit specific but I'm not sure where else to ask. I am creating youtube instructional videos for guitar. I found that, even if I zoom or play with the lights the highest strings on my guitar are not visible in the video. I need them to be visible because I refer to them in...
  7. T

    The right lighting equipment?

    Hi YTtalk community, I'm brand new to YouTube and am looking for advice on this lighting setup. I'm a CPA/real estate investor and plan on making videos on related topics. Given the nature of the content, I want to present it in a professional-esqe way. For the most part, I plan to shoot these...
  8. Jared Poirier

    Lighting Help Please!

    Hey guys, I feel like I'm getting good at greenscreen in my latest video on THE WITCH. Still, I am not that happy about the lighting. There is a lot of glare on my glasses and some shadow. I usually have three lights to utilize. Do you guys have any advice? - Jared
  9. VRONA

    Lighting in Videos | Will a Room Light and Office Desk Lamp be Enough?

    So I've began recording IRL videos recently, of me opening Pokémon cards. For such videos, will a general room light and an office lamp right above where I open them would be enough light to properly see everything?
  10. Courtney Candice

    Softbox or ring light?

    I'm looking into buying lights for my camera , right I'm only using natural lighting and it looks beautiful, but there's a few cons to it like when I need to film and the weather isn't the best so then I can't film a video and In the winter the lighting is going to be terrible. What type of...
  11. Brittneytaylorwg

    Honest opinions on my video lighting and audio quality?

    Hello, I have published my first video on my channel and want consructive critisism specifically on my lighting, camera quality, and audio quality. I am using the feedback to improve my channel overall and I really want to do that! another topic I would like feedback in but is not necessary...
  12. The Unwanted Letter

    Does using flat picture profile add noise

    I've been seeing all these people getting good footage with the t3i with a lot of shadows, and i can never replicate it because of my shadows and other parts always being so noisy and its a excessive amount of noise that i dont think the t3i is suppose to have, i know you need more lights and...
  13. Kaitlyn Moore


    Hello Friends! I apologize if this is in the wrong category but I'm pretty sure this is the correct one" So I've been making youtube videos for a year now but I have recently broke my old studio lights that didn't work so well to start with. And since I live in Canada it's always snowing or...
  14. Rolz

    Lighting for videos?

    Hi guys whatsup! Hope you are all well. Just a quick question(mod feel free to move this if its in the wrong place): When shooting your actual videos (not recording gameplays) how do you get the lighting right? Do you just record in the morning when it's bright or do you situate some of those...
  15. JamesMicLewis

    Video Drastically Changes Color/Exposure as I Move

    I just got in to learning about audio and video so I may not know the right terms. However, the best I can explain, my camera goes from light to dark depending on how I stand and sometimes changes color. I don't have my white balance set to auto. Anything else I should check? Any ideas? My...
  16. OrdinaryBiscuit

    Need Help! Lighting Recommendations?

    Hey Guys, So I obviously make youtube videos and I stream but the issue I have is that my lighting is not suitable enough for my greenscreen unless it's daytime (natural light) I would buy a standard lighting kit but I do not have the space to have them on stands. Is there a solution that is...
  17. Henrik Olsen

    Lights for unboxing studio

    Hi I have been experimenting with doing some reviews of gadgets, but seems not to get the lighting right. It a combination of talking head and table top recordings. Now I'm consider investing in a light setup, but there are too many options, sizes, and power levels so I need some advice where...
  18. javacentral

    Newest video on a Mocha Recipe with changes to audio/lighting

    So I made this neat little mocha where it was pretty straight forward with the recipe (and an idea I wish I thought of sooner!). I changed up the lighting a bit via some angles and added an extra light. I also edited out more background noises since my last video was a bit fuzzy with the audio...
  19. Stearmans Toy Review

    Lighting Suggestions?

    Hey Yall! I have started a second channel now and desperately need some good lighting.. any suggestions? I need some thing ASAP as we will be filiming again this weekend for our super hero channel.. our videos right now don't look so great.. Thanks!!
  20. CorinneBryan

    Beauty youtuber lighting help?

    Hey all! does anyone know where and how i get the best lighting for close makeup videos?? I'm looking to buy something which can be used for close and full shots :D Thanks xx
  21. zaralynette

    I need help improving my lighting?

    Hey you guys so I just filmed a wig review video on my channel and I need feedback on the lighting. I used two clip lights on stands and a (cheapo) ring light on the camera lens. I was also in front of the largest window in my house. The lighting still seems dark to me and I was wondering if...
  22. JustCallMeCass

    WHAT ARE THE MUST HAVES FOR A NEWB ? Lighting sound ect.

    Hey guys ! I have a camera (that i want to upgrade) and a tripod and that is about it. So i want to invest in some nice lighting that is not to expensive ! What do people recomend ? Should i be investing in a good mic also ? What do you use for your filming set up ?
  23. AM2PM

    Do you DIY?

    I love looking around at all the professional gear that people have, but I don't have the budget to buy anything. My wife says I can buy stuff when I make it big, so basically never. I do love trying to make stuff myself, so I've gone the DIY route for some of our stuff. We just got a new...
  24. AM2PM

    How do you light your video?

    I have a very crude DIY setup in my basement. I have a pair of 2 tube fluorescent work lights on either side of my green screen. Then I made a light box with 3 fairly big compact fluorescent bulbs that I use to light our faces. It does the job on the Green screen, but I'd obviously like it to be...
  25. BarbMollyTV

    Lighting Advice Needed

    Hello! I am currently struggling with the lack of good lighting in my videos. I would really appreciate it if some of you would list some of the lighting sources that you guys use. I have been looking into Ring Lights or the LED Light Panels but I have found that a lot of the times they're...
  26. Larlie

    Lighting and camara

    I just started youtube and haven´t really uploaded anything yet, simply because i can´t make the lighting look good. It´s just really grainy and washed out. My skin basically blends in with my white walls. I use a filming camera from Sony. I know it´s not the best, but i was just wondering if i...
  27. paigelknowles

    Lighting question!!

    Is there any cheap way of getting good quality lighting for tripod filmed videos besides natural lighting and overhead lights? I know there are high-priced high-quality lights some YouTubers use but I'm looking for a cheap substitution for this! Thanks for your help!
  28. CrystalD

    Halogen Lights vs LED?

    I'm working on getting my camera and lighting setup and am a total lighting noob. I asked a non-YouTube friend of mine about lighting and they said to use halogen lights because they wouldn't cast as many shadows or something like that lol. I guess I'm just wondering if that's true? And also...
  29. C

    What do you think of these? I am doing a cooking show from my kitchen, its mostly white but only 2 light sources are the normal lightbulb above my head and the...