When I started doing video lectures last February, one of the immediate challenges I faced (in addition to learning how to make videos in the first place and feeling comfortable in my own skin) was how to do lighting. I’m not the sharpest knife in the drawer but I’ve figured out two important things when making a video: good audio and good lighting are essential. If I have good audio and decent lighting, people are more prone to watch even if the video I’ve created isn’t the best.
This video is about my lighting solution. I’ve been using the Andoer Softbox Lighting Kit from the beginning but though it’s a great product (the link is below) it was too big for my small room. So I started doing some research and came across the Neewer ZC-10S Lighting Kit. This small, dimmable LED kit is perfect for my recording environment and it didn’t break my budget.
If you’re doing videos from a small room and you’re on a budget, these Neewer LED lights might be for you. Here’s the links to what I talk about in this video:
Neewer 2 Packs Dimmable 5600K USB LED Video Light with Adjustable Tripod Stand/Color Filters – https://amzn.to/39albdQ
Welcome to the Audacity Bootcamp. This video contains one of the free preview videos included in my Audacity Bootcamp course offered at Udemy. In it, I show you how to mix down a stereo track to mono and how to convert a mono track to stereo in Audacity. In addition to teaching Audacity at Udemy, be sure to subscribe to my Audacity Bootcamp YouTube Channel.
Let’s take a few minutes to talk about the high-pass and low-pass filters in Audacity. High-pass and low-pass filters are an effective way to attenuate unwanted frequencies above or below a set point that you determine. It can be another way of eliminating or reducing unwanted noise in your podcast.
Do you have questions about how to use the Zero Crossing Tool in Audacity? The Zero Crossing Tool ensures that the end points of the audio waveform you’ve selected are at the zero, or silent crossing point prior to editing the selection. This helps eliminate the possibility of popping sounds which can result from not using the Zero Crossing tool.
I use noise reduction in every Audacity project that I edit. It’s a good practice and it always contributes to your podcast episode sounding as clear and professionally edited as possible. This video is one of the free previews included in my Udemy course, Audacity Bootcamp: Beginner to Advanced.