Schedule of Events / Times and Dates
July 28, 1935 December 31, 2020
Wake-In Remembrance Videos - Google Drive
Some things to remember about using a webcam or cell phone camera:
Start the recording, count yourself in (3-2-1), then give a brief pause before you start.
When you have finished your talk, stay looking into the camera for a few seconds before looking away and stopping the record
All of the above is crucial for editing!
Recording Via ZOOM
Speak one person at a time, ONLY
If you dont want to be seen, mute your microphone while others record
Webcam Recording (On your Own)
Go to the Start menu and search CAMERA
When the camera activates, be sure the toggle on the right side of the window is on Video
Recorded Video can be found in Pictures>Camera Roll
Go to the Applications menu and open QuickTime Player
Click File> New Movie Recording
When finished, save the file to the destination of your choosing.
Cell Phone Recording (On Your Own)
Turn your phone sideways for a wider landscape look
Your phone sideways puts the camera frame at a 16:9 aspect ratio that fits modern televisions and computer screens
Keeping the phone straight up and down creates a tall and thin frame more common to social media content
Best practice for shooting any video on a cell phone is to always shoot with the phone sideways
NAMING YOUR RECORDING
Please rename any recorded file to clearly indicate your name and affiliation.
FIRST LAST NAME - AFFILIATION
This will help with keeping track of the many videos that will be a part of this production.
DINA NEAL - NEVADA STATE SENATOR DISTRICT 4
TIPS AND TRICKS FOR MAKING YOUR VIDEO LOOK AND SOUND AMAZING
Try to set your camera at eye level
Use things like boxes or books to give the camera height.
Your camera LIKELY has an Auto Iris enabled!
THIS IS FINE!
If the camera's picture is compensating for changes in the light by getting darker in a bright location, or the opposite, getting brighter in a dark location, Auto Iris is enabled
This can be turned off but it's not necessary.
Using Auto Iris is totally fine, just remember
Avoid having any sort of bright light behind you and in the frame of your shot. This would over-expose the light and leave you dark in the shot
Windows with open curtains in the daylight
Lamps or overhead lighting with uncovered or exposed light bulbs
Light looks good coming from the front of you
This will give Auto iris the best results
Also, be mindful of your general background.
You might consider setting up your camera with a background of
A nice bookshelf
Any nice well kept room of your home
Plants inside or outside of the home
Your backyard pool or garden area
Anywhere that has depth or space behind you
A flat wall directly behind you.
This can easily create a distracting shadow
Be aware of possible environmental elements that could cause distraction
Planes, trains and automobiles
Construction or heavy machinery
TVs or radios
If you don't want to be heard, mute your microphone.
Group chats between 3 or more people can be particularly difficult because
The platforms have a very good Video Follows Audio feature built in.
If audio is picked up on your mic, your picture might populate everyone else's screen, wanted or not.
It is easy to talk over someone else because of delay and not seeing them.
As you are creating your videos, if you have questions or need assistance please contact:
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