May 14 Building Out My Own Studio
COVID-19 has been a thorn in my flesh for the past several months because it means a slowdown to everything. Everything? EVERY THING! This means no events to DJ, no auditions to go on, no sets to perform on, nothing. Nothing but fitness and Netflix mostly.
Well, I figured instead of being a victim, be a victor. I’ve been gifted a rare thing having all of this time. I went from 3 jobs to virtually 1 job during all of COVID. I’m still able to pull a check weekly but now I have time to do a few things I have only been able to plan out like:
- Organizing my list of music for my DJing sets
- Building a home studio with camera, light and space
- Work on material for my next comedy show
- Get my body and vocals primed for my next big role.
To be honest, I’ve only dones about 2 items on this list. This is actually the condensed version. But I’m really proud of having committed to items 2 and 4. Keep scrolling for more…
Well, since the title of this post focuses on item 4, I’ll talk about that. What did I do to get my home studio in progress? Well, let me give a disclaimer…it’s still a studio in progress but here’s where I’ve gotten:
- The studio is basically mobile.
- This was important because with an entertainment career and the potential to get called up at any point, being able to move at any point is priority.
- I gathered all of my good equipment including my camera, a powerful light, a rig to hold all of it together, a tripod and an option for mobile phone.
- I ordered a mic that was supposed to be for the camera but it actually works for my Macbook and iPhone. That’s no problem because I can record audio and visual separately for other creative ambitions.
The studio is still in progress since I have so much more to order but I’m off to a great start. One thing I know I have to get is a few solid backgrounds including one for green screen.