Mastering Udemy Vol 2: Set Up a Video Studio - Unofficial
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Mastering Udemy Vol 2: Set Up a Video Studio - Unofficial

Learn how to create an affordable, high quality home video studio using one of our 3 price tier options.
3.8 (6 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
155 students enrolled
Last updated 8/2017
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What Will I Learn?
  • Choose the right camera to use for their studio
  • Know how to set up a simple lighting kit
  • Be able to use affordable microphones to record high quality audio
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  • A budget of 300-1500 dollars
  • A room to set up a studio
  • Willingness to look beyond the camera to the lighting, backdrop and audio

This course is not sponsored by or affiliated with Udemy, Inc.

[Note: This course only covers the equipment setup of your studio and how to use the equipment. Video editing, scripting, presentation and other skills are covered in other courses in this series.]

The idea behind this course is very simple: You're about to get a behind the scenes look at how two top instructors on Udemy create their videos.

Phil and I (Timothy) decided to team up to share how we film our courses with other Udemy instructors. High quality talking head videos are very important for creating courses that keep students engaged.

When I was starting out on Udemy, I was using a headset microphone and Google Slides with Camtasia to make my videos. I've come a long way since then, and I've decided to team up with Phil, a true expert in the field, to give you a complete guide to getting a home studio set up.

You'll get to see how Phil and I both set up our video studios, and what your camera options are if you are on a budget. We give you options whether you want to spend $200, $500 or $1000. No matter what your budget, you can get great looking videos that will put you at the top of your category in terms of video quality.

You'll also learn how to optimize your video production workflow to reduce friction. The ideal situation is that you can walk into your home studio and have everything set up so that all you have to do is turn on your camera, flip on the lights and you are ready to press the record button and go.

When you are just starting out on Udemy, it may take you weeks just to create a single course. A big part of that has to do with how long it takes you to film all your videos. In this course you'll learn how to speed up your turn around time by reducing as much friction as possible in the video recording process.

As a student in this course, you'll also have access to both of us, Phil and Timothy, in the discussion section, and you'll be able to ask us all the question you need to help you get your own studio set up.

We look forward to seeing you in the course.

Phil and Timothy

Who is the target audience?
  • Udemy instructors who want to raise the quality of their course videos
  • Anyone who has a Youtube channel that they use to teach skills to other people
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Curriculum For This Course
28 Lectures
1 Lecture 03:28
The Blueprint for Your Home Studio and How to Model Timothy's Video Studio
7 Lectures 50:52

Types of Shots to Go For and Two Camera Setup

Getting a Permenant Studio Set Up to Avoid Friction

The MVS - Minimum Viable Studio and Mistake to Avoid

Choosing a Backdrop and Why You Shouldn't Use Green Screen

How to Improve Your Set

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Course Production Pipeline
4 Lectures 23:46
Course Production Pipeline After The Shoot

How to Do an Over the Sholder Drawing Shot

Why I Use the Cannon 70D Camera and How to Compare Cheaper Options

Summary of The Equipment You Need to Copy My Studio Setup
The Best Equipment for Your Home Studio Setup
5 Lectures 13:41
Section Intro

In this video, we'll give you our suggestions for camera equipment.

Camera & Lenses

In this video, we'll give you our suggestions for audio recording equipment.
Microphones & Audio Recording

In this video, we'll give you our suggestions for a cheap and great-looking lighting kit.

Lighting Setup

In this video, we'll give you our suggestions for putting up a great-looking backdrop.

Backdrop Options
How to Shoot with a DSLR Camera and Record Great Audio
7 Lectures 27:30

Welcome to a new section where you'll learn how to use a DSLR camera and record great audio.

Section Intro

In this video, I'll show you how to use a DSLR camera for shooting your videos.

How to Use a DSLR Camera

In this video, we'll record perfect audio with a recording device.

How to Record Perfect Audio with a Recording Device

In this video, I give you tips on how to record better audio in your home studio.

How to Get Rid of Background Noise

In this bonus video, we'll show you how to sync audio from your camera and audio device.

How to Sync Audio from Two Devices

Equipment List and Bonuses

In this video, we'll give you our suggestions for screen recording and editing tools.

Screen Recording and Video Editing Tools
Bonus - Recording Audio for Screen Capture
2 Lectures 09:00
How to Set Up Your Audio Voice Overs

This lecture contains some amazing discounts to other courses that you might be interested in to further your knowledge.

Bonus Lecture: What's Next for You?
Bonus - Timothy's Overhead Drawing Setup (July 2016)
2 Lectures 01:19
How it Works

How it Works - Photos of the Overhead Video Setup
About the Instructor
Timothy Kenny
4.2 Average rating
1,137 Reviews
37,755 Students
61 Courses
Author of "Accelerated Learning for Entrepreneurs"

Timothy Kenny is the author of “Accelerated Learning for Entrepreneurs.” He teaches classes and speaks to groups about how to accelerate their learning so that they can build successful businesses faster and with more confidence in their success.

Timothy has taught at the Harvard Innovation lab, The Tufts University Entrepreneurs Society, General Assembly in Boston, and has been a featured teacher on Skillshare, among others. He has consulted with startup teams on how to accelerate their learning, creativity, and growth.

Phil Ebiner
4.5 Average rating
29,443 Reviews
332,989 Students
76 Courses
Best Selling Instructor, 300,000+ Students

My passion is inspiring people through online courses. I love learning new skills, and since 2012 have been teaching people like you everything I know. Through my online learning business, Video School Online, I create courses that teach you how to become the better version of yourself with all kinds of skills.

What would you like to learn?

Would you like to make money teaching online courses?

Would you like to build your own 6-figure business?

Would you like to learn motion graphics in After Effects?

Would you like to learn how to shoot & edit videos like a pro?

Would you like to take better photographs?

Would you like to design better presentations, create a great resume, colorize black & white photographs, brew beer, adopt a cat, edit photos in Lightroom, launch a freelance career?

If you want to do any of these things, just enroll in the course. You have a 30-day money back guarantee if you don't like it. And I'm always improving my courses so that they stay up to date and the best that they can be. Check them out, and enroll today!


I've always tried to live life presently and to the fullest. Some of the things I love to do in my spare time include mountain biking, nerding out on personal finance, traveling to new places, watching sports (huge baseball fan here!), and sharing meals with friends and family. Most days you can find me spending quality time with my lovely wife and our cat.

In 2011, I graduated with my Bachelor of Arts in Film and Television Production at Loyola Marymount University - one of the top 10 film schools in the country. While there, I was fortunate to make documentaries in Switzerland, Germany, Mexico, and India. After graduating, I worked at Participant Media shooting and editing short-form documentaries for their website TakePart. I followed that stint with a contract at Stanbridge College where I discovered online learning. I helped pioneer their online school there. Most recently, I spent 2 years working at University of California Berkeley with the media team. Throughout this time I built my Video School Online brand to teach others the skills that I have. In May of 2015, I left the 9-5 world to make my own path. Since then, I've made more money, worked fewer hours, and only have done the things I love each day.

I want to show you how to be a better creator, make money from your creations, and live the life you dreamed of.