How to Get Your Home (and Yourself) YouTube-Ready

Making YouTube videos is turning into a big business for some people. They get to talk about – or make content about – the things they are passionate about, all while generating revenue streams and building a larger audience base in the process.

Many YouTube content creators shoot videos from their homes. You too can venture into the world of content creation from home using nothing but gear and gadgets you already have. You just need a good room or space to act as the setting of your video, and we have just the tips on how to get your home ready for YouTube in this article.

Think Colors

One of the first things you want to understand about making YouTube videos – and making the videos you produce more appealing to the audience – is the importance of colors. You want your videos to look a certain way for it to be naturally appealing.

Shooting yourself wearing a white or light-colored shirt against a white wall with faint patterns on it isn’t the way to go. You want to add bold colors and mix them the right way to create a bigger impact. You can, for instance, mix a blue or blueish background with the natural tone of your skin.

If you don’t have a good area in the house for making videos, you can also turn a corner into a usable space. Follow the tips and tricks we discussed in our previous article about painting your house to start crafting the perfect setting for your YouTube videos.

Let There Be Light

The simplest way to add light to your YouTube space or studio is by relying on natural light from the sun. If you have big windows near where you want to shoot your videos, you already have a good light source to work with.

Alternatively, you can use artificial light to better light your videos. Video lighting doesn’t have to be expensive at all. There are a lot of creators that still rely on their trusty Philips LED bulbs and simple diffusers to achieve great lighting.

One other thing to keep in mind about lighting is the need for better separation between you and the background. You can either add a rim light coming from behind you – positioned higher and with its intensity decreased – or use lights that are visible in the video, such as a warm table light in the background.

Visualize from the Start

The way you organize your YouTube studio will dictate the things you can do to make your videos more interesting. When you have multiple backgrounds to work with, for instance, you can pan from one setup to the next to create a smoother transition between parts of the video.

You can then use FCP X plugins to make the whole video work the way you visualized it in the beginning. CoreMelt, for example, has a bundle filled with transitions, filters, and even color grading tools to help make your videos more engaging in the eyes of your audience.

With these simple tips, you too can make YouTube videos that don’t just bring value to the audience, but also look incredible on screen. Besides, you get to show off some of your work with the house’s interior. How cool is that?