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Studio Setups: Behind the Scenes with Bob Gentle

By Ian Anderson Gray with Bob Gentle

Confident Live Marketing Podcast

Episode 213

Duration: 26 minutes 26 seconds

Episode Theme: Tech & Gear

Full Transcript

March 20, 2024


Have you ever wondered what goes into creating the perfect studio setup for content creation?

Are you curious about the gear and gadgets that power the platforms of your favourite creators?

This episode of the Confident Live Marketing Podcast dives deep into the world of studio setups, featuring insights from the remarkable Bob Gentle.

 In This Episode:

  • [0:00] Ian introduces Bob Gentle, who has expertise in helping professionals build their personal brands.
  • [1:29] Bob shares his journey from running a local web design business to specializing in strategic coaching for experts.
  • [3:58] Picking the right microphone. Bob recommends the Shure MV7 for its versatility and quality.
  • [7:07] Why Bob chose the Canon M50 with a Sigma 16mm lens and an ND filter despite the limitations.
  • [11:54] Bob’s lighting setup (LED lights and filters to enhance video quality).
  • [14:09] Good audio, lighting, and image in content creation and Ecamm.
  • [17:15] How personalizing the studio space with preferred aesthetics can boost creativity and productivity.
  • [19:12] Bob’s initial challenges of content creation & the importance of just starting with what you have.
  • [24:27] Not letting perfectionism hinder content creation.

Guest’s Studio Gear:

  • Microphone: Shure MV7
  • Camera: Canon M50 Mark I with Sigma 16mm lens and ND filter
  • Lighting: LED strips, feature bulbs with dimmer switch, ring light
  • Computer: Mac Mini (M1) with a dual monitor setup
  • Software: Ecamm Live for audio-video synchronization
Shure // Microphones

Shure MV7 Microphone

The popular USB and XLR mic from Shure.

Sigma // Cameras

Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens for Sony E

The lens I use with my Sony Camera. It gives you a crisp image and a lovely blurred (bokeh) background due to its wide aperture.

Links and Resources:

Bob’s Studio

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About Bob Gentle

Bob Gentle is a seasoned coach, consultant, speaker, and podcaster dedicated to assisting authors, consultants, coaches, and experts in building, marketing, and monetizing their expertise, products, and personal brands. With a rich background in digital marketing and strategic coaching, Bob brings a wealth of knowledge and insight to the table, helping professionals navigate the complexities of personal branding in the digital age.


[0:00] Ian: Hello and welcome to the Confident Live Marketing Podcast. My name is Ian Anderson Gray. And in this episode, we're talking about gear studios, all that kind of thing. That's what we're going to be doing. In this series, which is very exciting and I'm even more excited to be able to bring in my good friend Bob Gentle.

[0:18] I've been wanting to have Bob on the show For well since the beginning and I don't know what it's why it hasn't happened, but it's great that he's here And, just if you don't know Bob, he is a coach, consultant, speaker, and podcaster.

[0:33] He helps authors, consultants, coaches, and experts to build, market, and monetize their expertise, products, and personal brands. Welcome to the show, Bob. How are you doing?

Ian Anderson Gray

Ian is the founder of the Confident Live Marketing Academy and is the host of the Confident Live Marketing Podcast. He helps entrepreneurs to level up their impact, authority and profits by using live video confidently. He's founder of Seriously Social - a blog focused on live video and social media tools. He’s an international speaker, trainer, teacher and consultant. He has a passion for making the techno-babble of live video and social media marketing easy to understand. As well as being a geek, husband, and dad to two kids, Ian is also a professional singer and lives near Manchester in the UK.