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Filming Tips

When filming your video try to use the best camera and microphone possible — anything that shoots 1080p video and Stereo sound would be ideal. If you don’t have this yourself, perhaps you have access to such equipment through your institution or contacts. Whether you are using a professional camera, web cam, or even a cell phone, you can make an excellent video by following these tips:

 

Ensure proper lighting:

Two bright lamps creating even lighting on your scene will work fine, and you can look into purchasing a few inexpensive soft boxes for even better coverage (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three-point_lighting).

 

Use a Tripod:

A tripod or other stabilizing device for your camera will help keep the footage steady. If you are feeling cinematically adventurous, you could forego this in favor of moving shots as well.

 

Pay Attention to Audio:

When filming it is very common to create unwanted echo by recording in small areas that reflect sound, so even when filming indoors try to structure your shot in as spacious of an area as possible. Background noise is also something to watch out for, so be sure to turn off any lab equipment or other noisy devices while filming.

 
 

If you need any help deciding what equipment to use or planning how to set up your video, please feel free to contact us at [email protected] for assistance.