Skill Level Beginner
- Okay, now that we've set up our recording space and have some background options, let's talk about polishing the frame, adjusting those details that will take your content from amateur to pro. Let's take a look at some of my options. First, the Japanese screen look, we know that this is our bright cheerful option. Currently, the shot has a good amount of depth, I'm centered in the frame and the screen covers the right two thirds of the frame. The remaining third of the frame shows a bit of my bedroom. I think that the painting in the background is a bit too busy, mixed with the flowers on the screen, so I'll remove that. All right, that's feeling better, but the frame still feels a little unbalanced. Let's see what happens when I turn on the lamp in the background. See that? The brightness and warmth of the light offset the visual weight of the Japanese screen. Now look what happens when I bring in a table and a small plant in the foreground. Now we have foreground, midground, and background elements, which help to create some nice texture and depth. Here's the before and after for this look. Let's now go to the wood panel option, our formal professional look. Here it is in its default state. I think I'm in favor of keeping the painting for this one, it adds some nice visual interest in the background and works well with the wood, but let's turn on the lamp. Hopefully you'll agree that this provides a nice amount of color and warmth in a shot that needs a little warming up. Let's add a different plant in the foreground this time, something that matches the style of it better. Okay, I'm really liking this, but I might want to add a lighter color to my wardrobe to help separate me from the dark background. All right, I think this works really well. Again, we've established a nice foreground, midground, and background balance, and the wardrobe options compliment the color scheme. Here's the before and after for this look. Let's now take a look at the brick background. This is quite different, we don't see any of the other parts of the room so we don't have the same ability to add visual depth. But I would like to emphasize the foreground, and I think the best way to do that is to add a table in front of me. All right, so we've introduced some depth here and I like this. All right, so even though we're working with a flat backdrop, we still have depth here. Now to match the artsy look, I'd like to change my wardrobe. All right, so we've got bricks, greenery, and denim, and this is a well crafted rustic look. Here's the before and after. So by paying attention to the details of our production design and wardrobe choices, we turned a simple bedroom into a versatile video production space. Small changes can have a big effect so knowing what to look for can help you create different looks for a wide variety of video content.