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  • 11 Beginner Tips for making professional looking videos

    Making good videos adheres to simple rules – here are 8 as provided by this very good and quick-to-read tutorial
    • Plan your video content: Much like a lecture or taking part in a panel, your video needs to be mapped out. Write your speech, practise it. What do you want to say? How shall it come across? Is the tone right for your audience of young scientists?
    • Real vs fake background? What works better – but either way, make sure it carries your message and does not take away from you.
    • Don’t use the built in microphone. Often a headset is enough to capture your audio much better than a laptop’s or phone’s could. Remember – a good quality audio is more important than good video.
    • No new camera needed. Your laptop might just have a decent one – if not, your phone most likely does. Don’t use the front camera on your phone though – ask someone to film you using the rear facing one instead.
    • If you use your phone, make sure it’s static.
    • Portrait, in this case is not the way to go. It is necessary to record the video in landscape mode, so your audience can write things on the side.
    • Try to record facing the window, thus avoiding shadow on the side of your face. I know that it may be impossible to have both a wall behind you and a window in front of you. Perhaps you have an emergency lamp or a table lamp that you can use to light the other side of your face. Definitely avoid being back-lit. People will not see you.
    • Don’t cut off your head! (On screen, of course. Your head should be on the line between the middle and top third of your screen.)
    • Consider speed and volume of speech. If you speak too quickly, people will not grasp what you’re saying. If you whisper, your audience will not hear you.
    • Make use of your energy. Be happy, be energetic. It will get across to your audience and it will increase the chance to engage those watching you. If you’re uncomfortable in front of a camera, ask someone to stay behind the cell phone. Talk to that person first, until you are comfortable with the phone. Then start recording the video while talking to the person, but looking at the phone’s camera.
    • Start your video by saying “Hello everyone”, it helps a little and can be cut later on.

    In part inspired by this article here: https://visme.co/blog/video-tips/
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