Recommended Tools and Tips on How to Build a Green Studio of Your Own

If you’re looking for an easier, faster way to create your OWN videos without having to travel to a studio, consider building a green screen studio right in your own office! We have done this for a number of clients, and it allows them to conveniently harness the power of video. Even better, you can partner with a studio (like us!) and send them your raw footage to edit, optimize and post to the web.

Videos are an amazing tool for your website. One-third of all online activity is spent watching videos! What’s more, 26% of Internet users seek out additional information after watching a video. If you want to be seen by some of the 100 million people watching online videos every day, you should consider building your own studio.

If you are wondering where to start, we’ve put a list of essential items together, as well as links where you can purchase them. These are the tools you will need for lighting, shooting, audio, and actually getting the video from your camera to your computer. The total cost of building your own green screen studio can run you about $3,000-$4,000.

Create Your Own Green Screen Studio Using This Recommended Equipment

Camera

video camera

 

Your camera is the most important element in the finished product.

We recommend: D7100 DSLR Camera

Lens

   video lens

Your camera lens has a huge impact on your depth of field focus, detail, image quality, and how much light your camera will pick up.

We recommend: 30mm f/1.4 DC HSM Lens

Microphone

 

microphone

Don’t forget about a microphone! Poor audio quality can ruin a beautifully shot video.

We recommend: Sennheiser ew 112-p G3 Lavalier Mics

Tripod

video tripod

A tripod is critical for stabilization to allow you to move the camera fluidly while filming.

We recommend: Magnus VT-4000 Tripod System with Fluid Head

Lighting

 

video lighting

Good lighting is really important, as well. Dark, grainy videos are hard to see and can undermine your authority on a subject if the video quality is poor.

We recommend: Flolight FL-110HMD Economy Fluorescent Video Light

Green Screen

video greenscreen

Finally, you’ll need to buy a green screen. In order for post-production edits to give you the look and feel you want for your video, a green screen is necessary.

We recommend: TubeTape Green Screen and Support Stand

We’ve all seen bad home videos. They are grainy, dark, outdated, and unprofessional. Video production is an incredibly useful tool that is only growing in popularity and use. Like your written content, your video needs to be a polished, well-planned, and well-executed product. If you want to take advantage of this awesome medium for content, we encourage you to use the information provided, and build your own green screen studio!

Of course, if you have any questions, or want to take the hassle out of doing it on your own, we can come to you and build it for you. And if you hadn’t noticed, we have an amazing studio in our Fairfax, VA office where we shoot hundreds of client videos!

You can call 888-886-0939 or contact us here to learn more about our video services or get answers to your video-related questions.

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A La Carte Videos

Have a breaking news piece, special announcement, or new topic you'd like to discuss in one or two videos? You can purchase custom voiceover or green screen videos starting at $350/video.

Please note, it's important to know what you really need before you decide on the video package that's right for you. We want you to get real value out of your video shoot, so we will work with you to provide a video analysis; this will tell us which video types your ideal clients are looking for so we can provide the most effective package. The costs indicated here are subject to change depending on your needs, but factor in custom video design and fully-produced videos that are optimized and loaded to your website and YouTube(FWM clients) or to YouTube (non-FWM clients).

Commercial Video Package

How can you reach a wide, even national audience to promote your law firm in a meaningful way? Commercials have long reigned as one of the most powerful tools for brand awareness. Why are they so effective? Because they're short! In an age where people lose interest fast, it's your chance at a quick, visual elevator pitch of your business. When done correctly, commercials are compelling enough to get viewers to contact you even long after they've seen them. There's a reason commercials are such a highlight of the Super Bowl – they can be entertaining or emotional, and either way, they leave the viewer with a strong impression of your brand. Today, commercials aren't just for TV, and you can widen your reach like never before on various social media platforms like YouTube and Facebook.

*Please Note: this $1,500.00 is a retainer. We will discuss your goals and develop a strategy in order to work within your budget for the overall cost of your commercial video package.

Green Screen Video Package

Your website needs to provide users with a great first impression, and what better way to do that than to welcome them? In our huge, in-house green screen studio, we can record video of you or a spokesmodel to welcome users to your site, answer frequently asked questions, or describe your services. We regularly have clients tell us, "I feel like I already know you!" because of our videos! Our green screen allows us to creatively edit your videos to integrate with your website design. If your site design changes down the road, we can update the video design while using the original recording.

On Location Video Shoot Package

On-location shoots are by far the best way to get your audience comfortable with you and your office. Clients want a real sense of what it's like to work with you; by shooting video on-location, they get an authentic look at the environment in which you work, as well a sense of the culture in your office. On-location shoots are a great way to give prospective clients a look at the day-to-day of your organization, which puts people at ease. It also a great way to get compelling testimonial videos from real clients. Interested in shooting your own videos?While we're on site we can help you set up your very own green screen studio, train you to use it correctly, shoot, edit, and produce your videos! That way you can create videos whenever you want—even on a smaller budget. Breaking news moves quickly, and so should you. This works great for breaking news videos about hot topics relevant to your practice, as well as for shooting quick testimonial videos before clients leave your office.

Voice Over Video Package

Do you want low cost, high quality video on the fly? Voiceover is an excellent way to make a positive impact with minimal effort on your part. By taking high quality images relevant to your video content and recording a scripted voice over, you can create a powerful video, quickly. For the most minimal effort, you can hire a spokesmodel to record the voice for you. This is a great way to take advantage of breaking-news stories and appeal to those who are visual learners.