Scott Le Duc
Recording the Video - Things to Remember
Recording the Sound - Shotgun Microphone
- Find your geek!
- Do you have a staff member, family member, friend or student who could film you regularly? This makes a huge difference, especially if you can arrange a consistent schedule.
- Check how long the total length of the video clip in the instructions, FIRST!
- If the clip is too long the viewer will stop watching at the end of the allotted time.
- Have one continuous slow pan of the room at some point in the video, usually the beginning.
- Have the videographer move around the room, with you.
- Make sure the voices can be heard in the recording.
- The video HAS TO BE one continuous unedited clip.
- REMEMBER A HUMAN BEING WILL BE WATCHING THE VIDEO LOOKING FOR EVIDENCE OF YOU MAKING STANDARD! :)
- Record early and often!
- The more clips you have to choose from the better. Plus you and your students will become accustom to the filming process, thus becoming more transparent.
Creating The DVD - Test and Retest
- Shotgun Mic Information
- Shotgun Mic's Available at Amazon.com
- Be aware of compatibility, does the brand your looking at work with the digital video camera you are using?
- You can find good microphones for $50 to $75.
- Visit an electronics store, call ahead to see if they have shotgun mics, with your camera and have them install the mic so you can test it and see if it works for you before you buy it.
- Use Windows MovieMaker (PC)
- Use iMovie and iDVD (Mac)
- Test the finished DVD in many DVD players, not just your computer
- Follow the directions for labeling