How Shooting Indoors vs. Outdoors Affects YouTube Views

How Shooting Indoors vs. Outdoors Affects YouTube Views


Hey guys. My name is Tim
Schmoyer, and it’s Thursday, which means it’s
time to do some YouTube Q&A with you guys. DiscoveringNatural
wrote asked this. Filming inside versus
filming outside. How does that impact your views? I always film inside, but
did my most recent video part outside and inside, and was
just wondering what you thought. Good question. This is one that I have been
thinking through myself. There’s certainly a lot of
pros do shooting indoors. For example, it’s more
likely to be quiet. You don’t have to
deal with the wind. You don’t have lots
of background noise. You can control your
lighting, and your set up, and your environment. It just makes it a lot easier
to control the type of look that you want on your video. Whereas if you shoot
outside you’ll have wind, you’ll have
background noise, you have birds, animals, dogs,
airplanes, air conditioners. You get a lot of things
happening around you that could result in a
lesser quality video, as far as the production
value is concerned. But there’s nothing that can
replace good old sunlight. The images tend to
look a lot warmer. The colors seem to be a little
bit more vibrant and natural. And people just seem to
be a bit more attracted to that type of image. But it really does
depend on the mood that you’re trying
to set in your videos and what you’re
trying to communicate, and if you don’t
want distractions. There’s a lot of
variables to consider. So in videos like
this where it’s just like a talking head
talking to a camera, you can get away with
pretty much everything. But I moved away from
the basement look because it felt depressing
and dreary and just dark. And I did notice
that when I did shoot a couple of videos
outside that I tended to get more favorable comments. I got more likes
on those videos. They relatively, generally
speaking, got more views. And so I here, at
Video Creators did see a correlation between bright
natural daylight and the number of views, the amount of
engagement and interaction I got. Now, of course,
there’s other variables to consider, like the topic,
and the amount of sharing that happens around the
video, and other things. But generally
speaking, I do think that natural light
and warm colors do you make your video
generally more appealing. Especially if you’re doing
what I was doing and just sitting in a dark
basement talking. So what I’m going
to do now is looking for something that still feels
a little bit more personable, but it still has a
professional feel to it. And a lot of people
are really doing the infinite white background,
which is super easy to set up, and it’s really cheap to
do, and it looks great. I personally felt like that
feels a little bit too sterile for me. I want something a little
bit more personal than that. So I’m experimenting
with the black backdrop and some lighting stuff that I
just have here in my basement to try to see what else I can
come up with that might work and try to strike that
balance between personable and professional. Although, I do think that
this set of leans a little bit too far towards
professional and not enough towards personable for me. So I’m going to
keep playing with it and see what I come up with. But in the meantime,
I would love to hear from you guys in the
comments below about how you feel different
lighting is set up, impact views, and the tone
that you’re communicating, and how people feel, generally
speaking, about your video. How would you answer
DiscoveringNatural’s question? Comment below and leave those. And maybe you guys are
thinking through this on your own channels,
like I am right now. Definitely read
those comments below and I will be looking forward
to reading them myself and hearing what you
guys have to say. Not just the feedback
about this set up here, about the balance between
professional and personable, but just about this
whole topic in general. So thank you for
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