Super proud of how my studio is coming along.
I never thought I’d have a home recording studio. Then there was a pandemic.
Where I’d been traveling to California to record LinkedIn Learning courses 3-4 times per year, recording 2-3 courses per trip, I was suddenly reduced to no travel.
I started recording at home, screencast recordings only, without me on camera. That’s when we thought maybe we’d be able to resume in-person recording in the fall.
Now we’re experimenting with on-camera recording. I know nothing about cameras, video, sound, lighting, or anything else in that realm. But now I have free consulting from some very talented LinkedIn Learning staff, who are able to recommend equipment, walk me through setting it up, and helping me look and sound the best I can.
I can’t imagine that we’ll be back to 100% on-site recording at LinkedIn when the pandemic is over. A home studio becomes an asset that I can use in many other ways going forward.
About the shelf
[The shelf] (https://www.wayfair.com/furniture/pdp/hashtag-home-dakota-geometric-bookcase-w001787825.html) has been so much fun to assemble. I bought it for this purpose, so it’s fun and different. It’s mounted on the wall with some brackets and a support board.
The items on the shelf are things from around the house, plus a few items I bought especially for this purpose.
Things bought specifically for the shelf:
Other shelf additions:
- My Shattuck Teaching Award from Harvard, and an Extension School glass
- A ceramic box from my maternal grandmother
- Hulk and Thor USB drives, and a tiny pottery teapot ornament
- Russian nesting dolls, brought home from the USSR by my paternal grandparents in the 80s
- DVD versions of some old Lynda.com courses
- Photo of my old German shepherds
- Copies of all three of my books with a very cool lava rock
- Pottery jug from North Carolina, bought while traveling with an old friend
- A ceramic box from my parents and a handblown glass vase from an old friend