Your skin tone will look less washed out if you use a contrasting background color because it will make it easier for the camera to pick out the different tones. That’s why some people use blue LEDs in the background because it contrasts well with lighter skin tones. It’s good to have some sort of visual interest in the background as well, even if it’s just wall decor, a desk with a lamp, or something along those lines. There might be more ways to improve the video quality but I’d have to know what kind of camera and software you’re using.AxelHeyst wrote: ↑Fri Jan 13, 2023 11:41 amSome things I see, to improve for next video:
Any other ideas?
- Frame face on a rule of thirds intersection
- Figure out how to DoF the background a bit
- Shift over so the wall immediately behind me isn't the temporary junk plywood
- Try a more contrasting background - maybe, record at night and simply have it be much darker than my face.
- Trim my effing beard
In terms of lighting, you can get a more cinematic feel by having one side of your face slightly more lit then the other side. Most YouTubers accomplish this with multiple key lights or a key and a fill light, but you can also accomplish the concept with some combination of existing lighting. My key light is a desk lamp with a paper napkin taped over it to diffuse and my fill light is just an overhead light that’s off to one side of where I film. I also use a desk lamp with a warm bulb on a bedside table that sits in the background just to add visual interest.