How to Create a Video Studio for $140

Create Your Own $140 Video & Photography Studio

How to Create a Video Studio for $140A couple weeks ago, I was talking to a smart marketing guy at HubSpot, and he said, “You know, I can tell from talking to you that you are really passionate about what you do, but I couldn’t tell that from looking at your website. You need to be on video.”

Groan!  Personal issues aside, where would I find it in the budget to set up a video recording studio? Sure, I could do a screen capture and a webcam shot, but I thought looking and sounding my best might make the process easier.

After spending some time on Wistia, I figured out what I needed for a basic setup. Though they have a very fun video on creating a lighting setup for $100, I figured it wouldn’t hurt to do some online shopping – just in case I could find it cheaper and easier (I do love a bargain!). What I found was that, computer, phone and software aside, I could create the entire setup for about $140. No more excuses.

Bonus: After working on the video and audio files for several hours, I became more accustomed to hearing and seeing myself. Lesson learned –  Put your heart and soul into the recording, then make the editing a technical and marketing project. At this rate, I may get to like video yet!

The $140 Video Studio: What You’ll Need:

checking the lighting setup with some volunteers!So, here’s to a 2014 filled with good deals and (hopefully) great videos. If you have any suggestions for video equipment, production or topics to cover, please share!

About the Author Alisa Meredith (311 Posts)

As co-owner and chief inbound marketing consultant at Scalable Social Media, Alisa Meredith spends a lot of time keeping up with online marketing trends for the benefit of our customers. Computers have been a passion of hers since her first T1-99, so inbound and social media marketing is a natural fit.

Comments

  1. Thanks for doing the research – I am planning on using video marketing more this year and this has saved me some time in understanding what I will need to set up a studio at home 🙂

    Hopefully I can pack some of it with me too when I travel – as I plan to capture My Fun Life when I’m out and about in the world 🙂

  2. Alisa Meredith

    Thanks for stopping by, Emily! So glad to be able to help. Depending on the size of your suitcase, I would think most of it would be easy to transport. The lighting is incredibly light-weight. Have fun!

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