Today’s show covers a topic that always brings out the nerd in me. If you are an STC regular, then you know the importance I place on my video and audio gear. With the future of our field being that telehealth is here to stay, a quality home studio setup can help you stand out in your field. For me, the quality of my studio has evolved over the years as I’ve had more money to invest. Join the conversation to learn how to take your videos to the next level by building a dream home studio.
Our Featured Guest
Kevin Shen is a consultant who has been producing online videos for more than ten years, doing most of his work on YouTube. He has developed courses to teach what he has learned about making powerful videos and building a professional quality studio. He shares why a professional studio matters, along with practical considerations to make if building a home studio is on your radar for the future.
Why a professional video studio matters
Why online video content is like time travel and space travel
How a video studio for therapy helps people who haven’t been served well by traditional talk therapy
Three tips for creating a dream home studio:
Design your studio around your needs for your workflow.
Realize that video allows you to create a space for viewers as you get their attention to your face.
Lighting should create depth through a large, diffused light source.
How your video components can work to create trust from someone you have never met before
Kevin’s course, Dream Studio Course, a cohort that teaches the structure and steps of building a dream home studio
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In 2014, I began to think about how to use the therapy skills we learn in grad school, and in our clinical work into different realms (e.g., podcasting, consulting, online course creation, etc).
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