I shoot interview footage of Jared Sherlock with a quick and cheap DIY white backdrop.
Recently, I worked on Jared Sherlock’s promotional reel, editing together the best his live performance footage into a fast paced popping video. Jared’s performing abilities are diverse with the ability to scale his production larger or small depending on the needs of his client.
With the previous reel, we highlighted his overall style with an emphasis on the visual splendor. This time around, I am supplementing performance footage with interview style video to hit home on “who is Jared Sherlock?”. The goal is to give prospective clients a clearer image of what Jared can bring.
For the interview segments, we want to put him in front of an all white background. Keep it simple and professional.
Instead of paying a bunch of money to rent a studio or buy a fancy backdrop, I went to Handcock Fabricks for a 90in x 4yd piece of white muslin fabric. From Home Depot, I bought 3 long sections of 3/4in pvc pipe and some connecting pieces. PVC is super easy to put together. This was all for under 30 bucks.
I put the strongest light I had on the white screen behind Jared to illuminate it as evenly and brightly as possible. I set up more lights to the right as his key light. I also set up a reflector to the left and relied on the afternoon sun to raise the general light level.
My initial design was functional but I will need to add more pvc for support. It’s own weight causes it to twist and bend. But as a DIY quick and dirty solution it works remarkably. A few more lights will seal the deal.