Home Studio/Office design!
Hey everyone, I’m coming back after helping others and moving to a NEW HOUSE (my first!). I would love to crowdsource some suggestions for designing my home office and video studio.
First of all, the room is small to medium sized, a 12.5 foot by 9 foot rectangle, with a window on one of the short sides.
I was thinking of using the other short side (opposite of the window) as a video backdrop. I don’t typically like cheesy green/blue screen backdrops, and since I’m not casting video games I don’t think I’ll need a permanent option to make the background transparent. However, I do have this nice brick 🧱/barn house red paint that I really liked on an accent wall in the living room. It would kind of subdue the background, me and all the headphone products I would hold or put on shelves would stand out against the dark wall. I’ve noticed that if I shine a typical soft white light at the wall it makes a nice golden halo that could look great behind me or a product being showcased.
Here's the perspective of the camera at where I would typically set it up, at the center of the room:
Here's the color I'm thinking of painting this wall... I already used it by the entrance to my house, and I think it makes a nice sunburst effect when I shine a light on it! I'll have some more studio-quality lights soon as well... and maybe I'll use makeup, because my face is always red XD
As for the layout of desk and tables, I could just put the desk against the Window wall, where I’d have the max space to move around in the room. However, I have two monitor mount arms (Vivo, purchased here on Drop!), and a square table (featured in many of my latest videos). If I had the square table in the center of the room, with the long edge of the computer desk between the window wall and the square table, then I’ll have somewhere to set things down or write while on camera, and I could use the mounts to swivel around my second monitor/PS Camera to face the backdrop.
Am I on the right track? I would love to hear about anyone else’s ideas, or see their work from home setups!