Film and Produce a Black Background Video
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Film and Produce a Black Background Video

Step by Step Guide on Creating Black Background Videos
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Created by Mikael Baggström
Last updated 1/2016
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What Will I Learn?
  • Film and Produce a Black Background Video
  • Create Professional Looking Videos without a Distracting Background
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  • You should have at least some experience of video production
  • You will need a positive mindset, and a willingness to learn
  • I also suggest that you prepare yourself with a notepad + a good cup of coffee! =)

Why Take this Course?

Are you an Independent Video Creator, Youtuber, Online Business Owner, Teacher, Video Blogger or simply like to produce online videos for fun? Well, sometimes filming in a natural environment like your living room or bedroom can be a bit distracting for the viewer.

This is why many professional video productions use a backdrop for their videos, and in this course you will learn how to film and produce a video with a 100% black background.

Benefits for You

  • Make your Video look more Professional
  • Create a Focused and Serious Look
  • Get your Message across without a Distracting Background

Examples of Use Cases

  • Product Reviews
  • Demonstration Videos
  • Show How to Assemble a Product
  • Show How to Use a Product
  • Instructional and Teaching Videos
  • Video Blogs and Discussions
  • Advertisements

Course Overview

This course is divided into 3 separate sections. The first section covers The Foundations, with real world examples, practical use cases and even a short little story. I will also give you my advice on how you can get the most out of this course.

The second section covers the practical stages, which basically is the meat of the course. This is where you will learn the step by step process for creating your black background videos.

The third section is a bonus section where I give some extra advice from my practical experience, as well as describe my own personal setup for black background video production.

You will finish the course by completing a course project, which will be to create your own black background video.

What is in this Course?

  • 6 years of video production experience condensed into a ~ 1 hour video course
  • Step by step instructions for creating your own black background videos
  • A dynamic and personal style of teaching
  • Mixed formats to create more interest for you
Who is the target audience?
  • Online Teachers
  • Youtubers
  • Business Owners
  • Video Bloggers
  • Independent Video Creators
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Curriculum For This Course
The Foundations
7 Lectures 14:22
The Benefits for You, Introduction of the Course and Instructor + Course Overview.
Preview 02:54

Storytelling to Paint a Picture of the Benefits of filming Video on a Black Background.
Preview 02:12

An introduction and explanation of the subject of the course. What exactly do I mean with a Black Background Video?
Preview 01:53

Examples of Practical use cases of a Black Background Video.

Preview 01:56

A few practical video examples of video backgrounds that are bad. And a short explanation on why they are bad.
Example - Bad Video Backgrounds

A practical example of a black background video, so you can see how well it works in creating a clear focus and professional and serious look.

Example - Professional Black Background

How to get the most out of this course. I want you to improve your knowledge, skills and be inspired and motivated! =)

Get the Most out of this Course
The Practical Section
10 Lectures 28:47

What to consider when choosing what room to film your black background video in.

Preview 01:45

There are several different choices of black backdrops that you can use. In this lesson we will discuss a couple of examples. What to consider when choosing what room to film your black background video in.

Lighting is the single most important aspect in video production, and for this specific kind of black background video it is crucial.

You need some distance from the background to make it easier to avoid light getting onto the backdrop which is necessary to get a full clean black background in your video.

Framing your subject in the video is important to make it easier in editing, as you can add text and graphics to the side of your subject on screen.


You might be surprised that your choice of clothing can have a huge impact on the end result of your black background video. Both from the technical side, as well as viewer impression of your video.


You can film a black background video on several different kinds of cameras, even your phone. This video explains the most important camera settings you need to get right.
Camera Settings

This is the last stage, where you will make sure the background gets completely black, and you add all other elements, like text and graphics into the video.

A step by step summary on each practical action item to create a black background video.
Step by Step Summary

Now that you have gone through The Practical Section, I want to hear from you. Let’s start some great discussions! =)
Discussion Time
The Bonus Section
4 Lectures 05:18

Bonus tips from my practical experience, what I found working great, and mistakes I made that you can avoid.

Mike's Bonus Tips

A video showing my personal setup and workflow when filming a black background video.
Mike's Practical Setup

This is your Final Course Project where you will apply the knowledge and insights you just learned. I will give you detailed instructions on exactly how to finish your project.
Course Project

I want to congratulate you for taking the full course! You are definitely an achiever who finishes what you start! =)

Bonus Video
About the Instructor
Mikael Baggström
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16,492 Students
16 Courses
Music Composer | Sound Designer

Hey Friends! =)
- My name is Mike, and I am a Professional Music Composer and Sound Designer from Sweden, with experience of Making Music since 1998.

My Qualifications
I have run my own Media Production Business since 2004, which means Music/Sound/Video/Graphic Production. I also have a True Passion to teach, share and inspire creative people like you to master your creative skills, develop a successful strategy, and create your amazing future.

My Style
I believe that learning should be fun, and I love to bring my personality into my teaching style. I also try to make my courses dynamic, to be more interesting to you. So I mix it up by changing lecture forms etc.