My Video & Lighting Setup for 2019

In this video, I answer a subscribers question about my video and lighting setup. Here you will be able to see the equipment I’m using to film and light my YouTube videos as of 2019.

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If you’re wondering how I get the light to look like this in my videos, then you’re watching the right video. Hey, this is Scott Wyden Kivowitz, a storyteller with a camera and talking about all the things photographers like you and I are thinking about in this video. We’re gonna be talking about my lighting setup for my videos. That’s right. I got a comment on a previous video asking if I’ve ever done a video showing my lighting setup for my videos and in fact I have, but it’s been quite some time. So this is my lighting setup video, the 2019 edition. Now I’m recording this on the nick on zed six and I am going to switch to my iphone X using the Dji Osmo mobile to and going to do a little walkthrough of my lighting setup. Basically here is my setup right in front of where I am sitting right now is a tripod and on the tripod is the Nikon Z6.

And then I have two little clamp boom arms that are holding things. The first is holding my RODE video mic pro plus and it’s about two and a half feet to two and a half feet from me. I could get it closer, but there’s two reasons why it’s not any closer. The first reason why it’s not closer is because I have the eyelighter 2 from Westcott that’s right in front of me and that’s pretty deep, so I can’t really get any closer to the tripod or to the microphone. The other reason is because if I get it any closer, it’ll be in the frame so I don’t want to get it any closer. The other thing that I have attached to the tripod on a boom arm is a monitor. I can actually look little bit to the side like right now and you see a not looking at the camera.

And if I do that I can actually see the framing because the Nikon d six does not have a flip out screen. I can actually see what is happening without using an external monitor. So that’s why I’m doing that. And the external monitor I’m using is a very inexpensive one. That is the, uh, from elevate, which is their house brand at ENDO and it’s the field vision for k. I got it used, didn’t even come with a AC adapter. I just use batteries and that’s it. Like I just mentioned before, I do have the eyeliner too. I am currently in the process of doing a review on that and that is why you see nice lighting basically, uh, my entire face because I’m only using one light to light myself. So this reflector is doing everything else that you see. So that’s pretty cool. So the one light that I’m using is actually up there and that is the savage edge light.

And I did a full video on the savage as edge lights. I’ve experimented with using one on each side in the front, but right now what I’m doing is I’m using one up here too as the main light, the eyeliner to as a sort of fill light because it’s reflecting that one light all over my face and has given me a nice contrast. They’ll like, this side is darker, where this side is lighter, and then it’s pretty good to have that sort of contrast. You also notice I have some, some highlights like right here, there’s some highlights. There’s a little bit of edge light to separate me from the background. That’s because the other savage edge light that I have is actually up there and it’s being used as a rim light or a hair light, whatever you want to call it. That’s what it’s being used on.

It’s actually on a c stand, just like the main light is on the c stand. In fact, the main lights on the stand and a boom to get it so that the stand is further away from the set and actually his overhead and the hair light that is back here is actually just on a stand and it’s aimed at me and here’s a cool little tip. The main light is actually set to a nice cool tone and the hairline is set to a very warm tone. The cool thing about that is that it creates nice color dynamic from the main light to the back to the. To the hair light. Then what you see in the background, this is not real wood. Hopefully you realize that this is just a background fabric that I use that I kind of enjoy it and I am using to hue lights to eliminate this.

The first is a hue led strip light that is actually taped to the ceiling. I have a drop ceiling and by studio and it’s taped to the ceiling and down. That’s going to create this sort of, you know, fade bleed into the fabric. If I use a solid white background, the whole thing will basically turn that color and the cool part is that I can make it whatever color I want and that can use Siri to do it. And then I have one more light, one more hue light that is actually down there on a background stand that is illuminating the background and it’s got a grid and it has barn doors. So the light is staying towards the background and not bleeding towards me at all. And again, it’s a hue light so I can make it any color I want that my friends is my entire video set and it’s lighting in a nutshell.

That is my set for 2019. As of right now, if a company sends me a new light to test, maybe it’ll wind up being part of my set. I’m sending background. If I’m sent new modifiers, whatever it is, maybe it’ll wind up being my set, but for right now that’s my set. I have to say thank you to mack worldwide warranty for partnering with me on this video. I get a mack worldwide warranty on all of my equipment no matter what. If you need that protection, that peace of mind in case you drop your equipment, if it gets wet, things like that. Check out the mack worldwide warranty available at camera stores and electronic stores around the world. And if you liked this video, click that subscribe button below. Now, I publish new videos every Monday and Thursday whenever possible. You don’t want to miss it.

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