Here’s how to get our backgrounds…
Basic Computer Requirements for OBS
DirectX 10.1 compatible GPU
Windows 7 SP1 or newer
Intel CPU (PPC is not supported)
OpenGL 3.2 compatible GPU
macOS 10.12 or newer
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Little Prompter NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE $200 (You may not need this but I have found it VERY helpful for pre-recorded messages.) Make sure your phone will fit. There are other prompters available for larger phones and tablets.
Little Prompter requires a smart device (6.5”x3.5” max) with a teleprompter app (not included) that includes mirroring and the ability to adjust scrolling speed. Recommended are Joe Allen’s Teleprompter Premium (iOS), or PromptSmart Pro with VoiceTrack, which uses voice recognition to advance as you speak. Neither smart device nor teleprompter app are included.
Desktop Tabletop Tripod https://amzn.to/https://amzn.to/2GBxmEM2wjxkfI $70 I mount my webcam on a desktop tripod when using the Little Prompter. The Little Prompter will attach to your laptop computer but I prefer it on a tripod. I also had to pick up a bolt to attach the webcam to the tripod.
PromptSmart Pro App for phone $20
Webcam Logitec C920 https://amzn.to/39HcfJO $100ish JingleRing (you may need to shop around or find an alternative webcam)
Logitech Webcam Software for Windows https://logitech-webcam-software.en.softonic.com/
Logitech Gaming Software https://support.logi.com/hc/en-us/articles/360025298053
Blue Screen $20 JingleRing (I have both green & blue and blue is better for us with white hair & beards) https://amzn.to/2zUhTwl
Santa’s Toy Shop 1 Backdrop 8×10 Sweatshirt Material http://www.backdropsandfloors.com/Santas-Toy-Shop-1–10×8-Horizontal-Design_p_17819.html (Discount Code + SantaEd) $280 (less discount)
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3 Roller Wall Mounting Manual Background Support System https://amzn.to/3a3Ean8 $80 (In most situations you won’t need/want this… but it is convenient if you use multiple backdrops.)
Photo Backdrop Stand Kit https://amzn.to/2Vj81Tv (This is nice if you can’t attach the drop directly to a wall.)
Incandescent Work Light https://amzn.to/2RfgzJT $20 I use this behind the lantern on the backdrop.
LED Flame Effect Light Bulb https://amzn.to/2XcVuDw $10 I use this in the Work Light to make the lantern flicker.
Rode USB Microphone https://amzn.to/3dSpYAR $200 JingleRing (I bought this mic because I also do some voice over work. Your webcam mic may be fine for what you’re doing.)
FIFINE USB Podcast Microphone for Recording Streaming on PC and Mac $79.99 https://amzn.to/3mjAV2j
Neewer Video Light & Stand Kit https://amzn.to/2Xm3en1 $170 JingleRing (there are many lighting options. You just need to have you and your blue screen well lite.)
SAMTIAN 2-Pack Dimmable LED Video Light $140 JingleRing (there are many lighting options. You just need to have you and your blue screen well lite.) https://amzn.to/3hfS0XP
Accent Ring Light https://amzn.to/3hvURNa $34 I use this light above my head to add light to my eyes and reduce the shadows caused by my glasses.
LED Video Light Stick https://amzn.to/3e84Fvk $110 I added these to eliminate the ‘halo’ effect of the blue screen.