This Week - Studio on a Stick 2.0

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This is from Section 4 of the course, which is all about using smartphones for high-quality video acquisition. It covers menu setup, lighting, audio, peripherals, and even cinema-type production.

This module, Lesson 6, puts several previous lessons together to help you create a low-cost shooting package and how to get the absolute best results out of your image and audio.


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3 responses to “Studio On a Stick 2.0”

  1. Hi Steve,

    Great refresh on Studio on a Stick…

    Especially timely, since I have recently started using FILMiC Pro and FILMiC Remote with my iPhone XR.

    Did you intentionally not address white balance with FILMiC Pro, or is it not necessary when manually setting shutter speed and ISO, as you demonstrated?

    I generally lock-in AWB, when zoomed in on a white reflector, under my lighting conditions.

    Maybe it is redundant, but I also fully zoom out, lock in my focus reticle on an 18% grey reference reflector, and lock the exposure reticle on the grey reflector in location where my face will be.

    Do you think manually locking in AWB and exposure on the reflector reference does not let enough light in, compared to locking the FILMiC Pro exposure reticle on the subject directly, then tweaking the ISO?

    I have been leaving the shutter speed and ISO up to FILMiC Pro, but seems like your process may be more robust to get more light in on the smartphone sensor.

    Admittedly, I do not thoroughly understand all the inter-relationships at-play, but just want a good protocol in place for now.

    Thanks Steve,

    • You should set the white balance. I demonstrated that in another video in this series, so it kind of slipped my mind in this one. I would not change the exposure after locking in the white balance. Then you’d have to white balance again. But otherwise it seems to me like you’ve got a good handle on things.

  2. Thanks for this knowledge, it explains a lot.

    Very simple to execute when you need to make a quick video and you find a nice background when out and about…

    Thanks again!

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