I put my iPhone on the lens of the lamp. The tape on the table gives me a hint about the maximum viewing area so I don’t have to watch the camera and my hands at the same time. I have second light off to one side to brighten things and add warmer tones. This is how I filmed the last several videos, including the one in the previous post.
I need more lighting and I’d love a higher resolution camera so I can move it further back and have more room to work. Also the lamp jiggles every time I bump the table and it’s so low that I sometimes hit it with my head or an arm when I reach for a tool in that yogurt container. If you’re a fan of 5S or kanban than I apologize, I don’t have the resources to make it any tidier right now.
My question to you is: what else can I do to improve things? I need to be able to work at this desk and use it as a stage from time to time. Also, do you have experience with Vimeo? From their TOS I can’t tell if I’m allowed to post my stuff there or not – it might be considered advertising.
Edit: I’m using iMovie to edit my videos. It’s not exactly Nuke but as I learn the ins and outs it gets a little easier. Blender doesn’t make any intuitive sense to me and I need a low learning curve because I have so little time. Any other ideas?