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Blanket: Make Your Background Better

Last night we shot an interview in my basement for a documentary. Unfortunately, the room we were in has boring white walls with a pipe in the middle. Not a very compelling background for the subject.

Boring Wall

We placed a dragon statue in front of the lights and added a textured, colored background:

A Much Better Background

What really expensive backdrop did we use to add color?

A $5 Blanket

Keep your mind open to the simple things around you that can dramatically improve a shot or overcome some technical challenge.

 ~Luke Holzmann
Your Media Production Mentor

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