Quick tips for recording video

by | Feb 11, 2021 | 0 comments

It can be daunting recording videos without any practical experience but we have some tips to help you get started.


  • Ensure that a majority of the frame consists of the subject and avoid large areas of blank space above the head.
  • Blank space to the sides of the subject are acceptable, provided the subject is filling at least one third of the frame. 
  • For the best framing position, ensure the subject is to the sides or centre of your video (as per image below). 



  • To obtain good audio for your video, make sure the microphone is close to you.
  • Most microphones will detect background noise, so make sure you are in a quiet location. If possible, use a headset that contains a microphone which can be positioned near the mouth. 
  • The headset you have been provided by RMIT is great for recording quality audio. 

Background/ lighting: 

  • Avoid backgrounds with strong light sources (i.e. a window on a sunny day). 
  • Have your subject well lit, and thlight source should ideally come from behind the camera.