Birth of a Television Studio – Step 1: Lighting

It’s official folks – the Domainvestors Television studio is in development! While it is far from rivaling any of the studios down the road from me, it is starting to look like a real studio – albeit in my office! The lighting is now in place and step two will involve getting new, higher-quality mics setup. I’ll make sure to update all of you as the studio continues to progress – and my office becomes more ridiculous looking!

Remember, you, my readers – are picking the first guest on the show so make sure to vote if you haven’t already! Voting is open until Friday and can be made as a comment on my blog or sent via email to morgan@domainvestors.tv.

Here are some picts to give you an idea of what the studio looks like with the new lights:

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  • Elliot Silver August 31, 2009, 6:27 pm

    So who are the top nominees?

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  • Samir Patel August 31, 2009, 6:40 pm

    This is awesome Morgan. Good luck on the project. Let me know if you need any help. I’m available if you want to do a story about Real Estate domaining.

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  • Brian Diener TeenDomainer August 31, 2009, 6:44 pm

    Looks great, I had a commercial filmed at my house a while ago and I know whats involved, its alot of work, I can’t wait to see the outcome.

    Brian Diener

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  • Jamie Zoch August 31, 2009, 7:32 pm

    Congrats Morgan. This is going to be interesting and if your going to do it, you might was well do it right. It will be nice and professional and I think by making posts like this, blog readers will get a little bit of an idea of the work and money that is involved.

    Wish I could suggest some things to use but I have no clue. The light look good and if your guest sucks, you can always throw them over the railing šŸ™‚

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  • Kevin Davis August 31, 2009, 7:34 pm

    Hello I worked in the film biz for 20 years if you need any lighting tips or anything else I would love to help.Thanks Kevin

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  • Bruce Marler August 31, 2009, 8:53 pm

    Wow, now anyone that thought they had a cool office just got knocked down:) I gotta say never thought i would see a pseudo-television studio in a domain bloggers office.

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  • Chef Patrick August 31, 2009, 9:01 pm

    They look good. How do they work, do you face them towards you or away from?

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  • Mike August 31, 2009, 9:43 pm

    Haha, Morgan you rock. I love that you’re running with this idea and going to such great lengths to make it professional. Can’t wait to see the first episode!

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  • DomainTweeter September 1, 2009, 4:40 am

    Hi Morgan. Those umbrella lights make a great addition to your upcoming studio. Lighting and a good mic make a huge difference in video quality.

    I set up a home office studio a few years ago and wanted to pass a long a few tips…

    I bought standard umbrella lights, but fitted them with high output (600 Watt) 5000K fluorescent lights. The bulbs cost more (about $50 each), but only generate as much heat and use the same electricity as a standard 85 watt bulb. This is good since a couple of thousand watts can quickly overwhelm a house’s central air system. Also since they are low energy you can string many together without putting in dedicated circuits.

    Down the road you might want to consider adding a green screen. Once lit properly, this allows you to use any video editing package with chroma key to superimpose you or your guests on any backdrop. The lighting is the hardest part, but the end results can be pretty cool. Here are two articles which describe how to do it…

    http://www.videomaker.com/article/10914/

    http://postproduction.digitalmedianet.com/articles/viewarticle.jsp?id=31427

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  • Pimp Jason September 1, 2009, 9:13 am

    You are taking domaining to an entirely new level. This is something that our industry needs. Glad to see that you are taking such a leap. Keep up the great energy!

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