Yep, I dunno, I'm one to talk considering I'm walking around with a triple decker CLAS rig. Still, as brick crazy as I am I'd still give some second thought concerning his setup. I think it's even bulkier then mine.
On the YouTube channel front I finally invested in a micro camera/phone tri pod. Here's hoping my videos aren't so blurry from here on in.
It seems to have worked pretty good for head-fier Dale Thorn
Now to figure out a fix for some affordable decent lighting so everything doesn't look so washed out and yellow.
So what do you guys think, good idea or bad idea as far as cheapo fixes go?
By the way, speaking of expensive, big, bulky rigs, I remember you had a project of trying out different cables. Can I find your impressions and postings about it somewhere? I remember you saying that you'd start a new thread on the subject...
As far as the phone stand goes, I mean, it's probably good. The principle of having a tripod (or monopod or whathaveyou) is that the camera is supposed to stand still, and if that stand manages to keep your phone standing still, then it's fulfilling it's purpose. When it comes to lighting, it's a bit trickier. Not only do you want light, but you also for the most part want to eliminate as many of the shadows as possible. This is usually done by having light from different directions. Studio lighting is usually expensive, and for a legitimate reason. I don't know, try having different light sources from both sides and just experiment around a bit. You could also try one of those light tents, but I'm not sure it would work all that well.
Just an opinion here: I usually find review videos and such to be easier to look at when the background is white for some reason. I guess it's because it seems to focus more on the product and has less distractions.