Ideas for a Studio Backdrop

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Ideas for a Studio Backdrop

Looking for an easy and relatively inexpensive backdrop for your studio shoot? Whether you're shooting a corporate spokesperson, actor, corporate executive or a portrait in a studio, one of the first things to consider is what will you use for the background? Here are several ideas to get you thinking. 

Green Screen

One of the most popular options is shooting on a green screen. This allows ultimate flexibility by allowing you to composite in your background in post production. 

Green screen shoot with corporate spokesperson. 

Green screen shoot with corporate spokesperson. 

Seemless Photo Paper

Colored seamless photo paper is one of the most versatile options for photo backdrops. It is available in nearly 100 different color options and widths that range from 4 to 12 feet. This is the backdrop of choice for many portrait photographers, but it can also be a great choice for video.

Example of gray paper backdrop for a portrait.

Example of gray paper backdrop for a portrait.

Studio Walls and Features

At Columbia Street Studios we have a loft style studio that works as a great backdrop for certain shoots.  

Using the features of the studio for a background for a commercial.

Using the features of the studio for a background for a commercial.

We also have a kitchen area that works great as a backdrop for food demo shoots.

Social media videos for Olive Garden.

Social media videos for Olive Garden.

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Basic Camera Prep

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Basic Camera Prep

Before going into production it's crucial to make sure your camera package and accessories are in good working condition.  Different camera systems will have unique requirements for prep, however all cameras will have the same basic approach.  Regardless of the form factor or manufacturer all cameras have sensors, require lenses, media cards and batteries. [View Post]

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3 Useful iPad Apps for Video Production

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3 Useful iPad Apps for Video Production

IPAD AND IPHONE APPS FOR VIDEO PRODUCTION

Hey, Mike Gluckman here ... I keep my iPad with me almost everywhere I go. And while I use it for exactly what you would expect; watching movies and surfing the net, It has also become an invaluable tool for video production projects. While I still like to scribble notes and thoughts on printed paper scripts, there are several apps I find very useful for shoots. [View Post]

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Why shoot 4k?

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Why shoot 4k?

WHY SHOOT 4K  IF YOU ARE ONLY GOING TO DELIVER HD?

According to Reelseo over 400 hours of video are being posted to YouTube every minute. In 2015 TechCrunch reported that Facebook hit 8 billion daily video views. And Adweek writes that 65% of video views are now on mobile devices. So why shoot 4k if you are only going to post your video to the internet which will likely be viewed on a mobile device? [View Post]

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