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