Home Studio/Office design!

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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:
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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
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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.
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Am I on the right track? I would love to hear about anyone else’s ideas, or see their work from home setups!
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Evshrug
2293
Apr 9, 2021
Managed to add photos, from my computer (not working presently from my phone). Drop agreed to mail me the HD 8XX demo (the one that looks like an HD 800S) and the Audio Technica VTA Turntable, and I've been anxious to come back and make more of my educational videos!
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RayF
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Apr 8, 2021


"Am I on the right track?" Fuck me, this is the saddest post I've read on MD today (and I've read lots). Kid, it's your damn house and your damn room! Does everything have to be a communal project? Whatever happened to the rugged individual and the self-reliant, frontier spirit? Here, try this on--see if it fits...

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jaxtrauma
1465
Apr 7, 2021
go for it! looking forward to see how it turns out ;-)
Evshrug
2293
Apr 9, 2021
I'm able to get so much more done and bring so much more value to the world when I just keep going! I know things will get better with practice and time.
jaxtrauma
1465
Apr 9, 2021
There are quite a few here who appreciate your efforts, so don't let the mindless negativity shown by the few, or one. It takes a lot of nerve and courage to put yourself out there, and you're doing it for the right reasons. Lots of folks have made it big on yt doing how-to videos. If you can make a little cash while helping people out would be a nice bonus.
League544
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Apr 7, 2021
Absolute legend, can’t wait to see the end-result.