In this section you will find answers to questions you may have about how to film and who to contact about filming at locations.
you should either have attended the workshop on how to use equipment or viewed
it online. Then contact appropriate person to obtain the necessary equipment.
Then contact Mike Barone, PR Office, for content release forms and what to do
if subject is underage. Last, if filming at particular locations you must
contact appropriate person for permission. For a list of locations and who to
contact view Who To Contact Section.
You may ask any person you want to be in your video. However, content release forms should be ready and signed by any person appearing in the video.
This job is the responsibility of whoever is hosting the event. An example is if a department is hosting a speaker and taping their speech the department is responsible for maintaining the forms.
The settings will vary by camera. When using the Flip Mino HD there are no settings to change that would affect the video quality.
If you are only recording audio the Yeti is the best kind of microphone to use. If you are filming video an external microphone will give the best quality. The type of external microphone you will want to use depends upon what you are filming.
The distance varies based on what you are filming, where you are filming, and the equipment you are using. Generally anywhere between 3 ft and 10 ft is a good distance. Prior to recording you should check the audio to verify that you are getting clear audio.
way in which you light a subject varies upon what you are filming and where you
are filming. How to light a subject will be covered in the workshop. Generally,
if in a studio setting, you will want to use a three point lighting system. The
first light should be the key light. This light is in front of the subject and
is the main light on the subject. The second light is the fill light. The fill
light is also in front of the subject; it is placed opposite of the key light.
This light fills in any shadows on the subject. The third light is a backlight.
The backlight is place behind the subject facing the subject not the
background. This light separates the subject from the background.
The picture below shows framing of a subject using the rule of thirds.
Another rule to follow when framing a subject is headroom. Headroom is the distance between the top of the subject’s head and the edge of the frame. The picture below on the left shows proper head room. The picture on the right shows an incorrect amount of headroom.
The third rule to follow when framing is lead room. This is the distance between the direction the subject is facing and the edge of the frame. There should be more distance on the side the subject is going to and less room on the side where they are coming from. The picture below shows a correct amount of lead room. The ball is heading to the right so there is more room on the right side of the frame. An incorrect amount of lead room would be if there were more room on the left side of the frame and less on the right.