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what a beautiful people it is your homegirl shameless back with another tech top yes this video is all about how to film like a beauty guru because I know a lot of you want to start your own beauty channel YouTube channel what have you channel I have tons and tons of videos on tech that you can watch over here so I talked about lighting I talked about audio I talked about editing but in this video I want to talk about be set up there is a standard set up that most beauty gurus use you don't need to have it all you don't need to do it all but I definitely encourage you to work with what you got okay it's not about how much how little you have it's working with what you have and making it work so the first thing when it comes to filming is lights I have videos on lighting cheap and affordable lighting for beauty gurus there is kind of like a standard lighting there is a 3-point lighting system so I have a ring light here and then I have to fill lights over here now you can use more lights and I know some beauty gurus be using the most 5:6 lights for the longest time I just use one light but for the purpose of this video I'm gonna use three lights you can buy them on Amazon depending on what budget you have will dictate which lights you're gonna buy lighting video over here so once you have your lighting setup this main ring light here is gonna just fill the front of my face and these two lights over here are just gonna fill in the shadow I can play around and fiddle with it so can you you can move them it can be more to the side depending on where you want the light to hit but in this video I kind of like this setup that's lighting the most important part but before we even get into the lights what's your backdrop what's your background situation what is your set I have a video on sets over here and I talked about backdrops environmental and in this case this is an environmental lifestyle setup that most beauty gurus use not necessarily this although this is the impressions of anomie light that I am gagging and dying I just got it I been wanting this thing for years and it's so pricey but it was on sale but I actually got the hook-up on this one so I really but again you do not need to go and blow all your money off the reason why I brought this up was because this is my background use what you got for the longest time I filmed in front of my clothing rack and I just like to pick things that are interesting so in this case it's colorful there's some texture there and I just put depth between me and the background you can go right up to it but I kind of want to have that blurry effect and I have a video here on how to blur it but really it's about getting some distance between you and your background and then depending on what kind of lens you have you can really throw that out of focus what I also found standard for beauty gurus IKEA drawers now I got these IKEA drawers for my Kia these are the Alex drawers and I used to always clown beauty gurus because they all had them but they're actually really helpful because you store all your makeup in here for the longest time I just have my makeup sitting on top of my table tops my counter tops now I just put everything in here and it's hidden it's a hot mess in there but at least it looks nice and clean what's also really cute is accent pieces I bought a bunch of accent pieces from home goods they're cheap they're affordable but it's like little pops of colors now you don't have to go out and spend money again you can use what you have in your house so it could be a glass it could be a jar you can have fun and be creative but I like to have some situations in the back so I have a little floral piece fake I have my mug yes I drink my coffee with a straw I don't want to say my teeth I like feathers boas you can even use Christmas lights Christmas lights LED color lights add extra pops of color and dimension in your videos whatever the case is you can have fun be creative have a color palette I like light colors a lot of beauty gurus tend to use light again you can go against the grain you can do dark colors and have blacks and grays with whites and this is where you can really brand yourself and create an aesthetic a look now for the actual filming portion I have a mirror right here and I like to place it right in front so I can see what I'm doing for my makeup I guess I could use that mirror but I would have to film into the mirror and it will flip the image which is a little bit confusing now there's a little thing called cheating where you cheap certain things so you the viewers don't see it now you don't see that I have a mirror and you want to make sure you have all your equipment and pieces here also audio sound it's right in front of me so I'm talking right into it for tutorials I do recommend having no audio just video and then voice over the steps that will save you lots of time and again I have a video on audio you can use a recording device such as a smartphone or a microphone I use my iPhone a lot to record sound okay and finally how to actually record yourself now there are a couple of ways to go about doing this number one is a remote I bought this on Amazon and I use this with my Canon I'm currently shooting on a Canon 5d but it allows me to remote fire now what I have to do with this particular remote is put the camera on photo setting making sure that the lens is on autofocus and I sit where I want to be in focus and then I click then I run around get up make sure that the photo is in focus and if it isn't focused I'll start recording if it isn't I run back sit back down make sure that the focusing is on me there are different types of remotes out there I bought this one because it has more than one button so one is to focus and I thought the other one was supposed to actually record but it doesn't actually record but anyways I don't even I no problem running around it's mellow workout okay now what if you don't have a remote then I'm a solution for you Teddy needs a name Teddy we we are not the same complexion this is Teddy can you please give him a name in the comments below okay so Teddy will be my assistant and Teddy will sit right here now Teddy is shorter than me so I will prop Teddy up so he's like somewhat my height and then I won't run behind the camera and make sure Teddy's in focus so let me just do that okay at the way Teddy thank you for everything you've done thank you for being an awesome assistant and then I try to make sure that Teddy is the same kind of depth as me if he's too forward I'm gonna be out of focus he's too back I'm gonna be out of focus so you want to make sure it's just right I do like the remote because I know it's pinpoint accurate because I'm sitting here versus using my standing but I do you stand in sometimes sometimes I can't find the remote oh we're gonna do stand in come in over here I can either use my teddy bear or I use a tripod I focus on the tripod then I step in and make sure I'm right where the tripod is and then I throw the tripod out get on my shot and then there's also Live View mode so my camera doesn't have a flip screen if you're starting out maybe that's something that you want to get there's the Sony's the a 5100 which I believe they discontinued the Canon the ti series have this flip screen but I don't have a flip screen I also don't like to watch myself while I'm recording because then I've spent all this time looking at myself dude lost most beauty gurus have a monitor of some kind whether it's a television monitor some sort of tablet in this case I'm using my laptop now this is really cool I did it a couple times but I did find myself staring at myself all the time but the good thing about this is you can see if you're in focus or not and I mean focus and then you you can record and stop recording here so I don't have to use a remote I don't have to run behind my camera I can just record from my laptop this is the EOS utility that came with a camera so again depending on the camera that you buy there is software that will allow it to sync to the computer and preview canons have it I don't know about the other cameras to be quite honest because I don't have them I do suggest that you get a long USB cable so I have a cable running from my camera to my laptop and this is really long I got this from Samy's camera but you can get these on Amazon there we go so that way if your camera's far it will reach you don't want to use a short USB because then your laptop is gonna be close to your camera and then you won't be able to see their laptop now added tip not everyone does this but close ups so this is like a nice tight setup I recommend two setups max one that's wide with the intro/outro and if you're gonna go in tight this is the time to do it for the tutorial part so I have all this negative space I can either hold the products here or in post when I'm editing the video I can drop in some graphics or some titles as to what product I'm using so you have some negative space so if I'm a beauty guru I'm just gonna be like hey guys I'm just gonna take this color right over here which is called thing and just dab dab dab I'm gonna work it on my brow bone like such don't make fun of my brow I don't know what's going on let me try to fix it but this is how you would do the makeup portion you don't have to be tight you can be wide but if you want to gonna get in and show the viewers what you're doing oh oh it's like three cuts in my brow don't judge anywho so to get in this tight either you use a kind of macro lens I'm using 100 millimeter macro lens or you can zoom in punch in when you're editing to make it but you lose some information there so try to get as close as you can with your camera and their lens without you looking like a fish or distorting your face I don't have to go to the mile you could just stay wide stay wide don't show him what you really look like steak tricking and that's pretty much it the big big takeaway it's not about what you don't have it's about what you have work with what you got once you maximize what you have the universe will give you more trust and believe and when you work with what you have it forces you to be creative what can i create within the confines of this world I don't have that much and honestly being frugal is being creative it's that's how you get really creative a lot of people put off making something because they want it to be perfect there's no such thing as perfection just start with where you are and then allow yourself to grow in the process you know what I mean so have fun you guys get your life together or at least get your YouTube channel together that's it from me make sure you guys like this video make sure you're subscribed turn the notifications on so you know when I upload a video but I upload videos every Tuesday this is what I'm trying to go for comment below and let me know what you are watching this video for do you want to start your own YouTube channel and if so what kind of videos do you want to produce and if you have questions watch my playlist I have a ton of videos and why do you guys ask me questions that have already made a video about so make sure you guys watch infobox for all the information and until next time remember to do you be you and stay true boo be shameless be a techie be a geek