DIFFERENT SETUPS FOR DIFFERENT VIDEOS
There are a lot of different ways to compose a shot when filming. To get you started, we’ve come up with a few “common” camera set ups that you can use while you’re filming:
“The YouTuber” Setup
Everyone’s seen the overzealous YouTuber bursting through the screen with their quirky, signature greeting. The YouTuber Setup is a go-to when making videos because it gives your videos a conversational feel. All you need to do is position the camera directly in front of you-- dead center. Some people get fancy and add ring lights or box lights, but they aren’t necessary.
“The Dateline Interview” Setup
We call this the “Dateline Interview” set-up. You’ll notice that in a lot of interviews, the person being interviewed is not positioned directly in front of the camera, but rather off to the side and the camera is at a slight angle. To achieve this setup, position your subject directly in front of you but place your camera about 30 degrees away from where you’re standing or sitting. This is a great camera setup if you want to give your video a more interrogative feel.
“Chefin’ Up Something” Setup
Get cookin’ or get crafty with this this last camera setup. This camera set up is probably the most “tricky” to pull off because it requires a C-stand, but you can rent them at your local photography store for a reasonable price. With the C-stand, secure your camera into the mounting plate and position as desired. This camera setup will take your craft, cooking, or tutorial videos to the next level!