Remote video filming at home might be intimidating, especially if you don’t have competent recording devices. But don’t worry; you can film an elevated video at home, and we’ve got some pointers to show you how to record a video remotely and boost your performance to another level!
Make a decision about the recording equipment to utilize.
Any camera you have at home is the greatest camera for video recording. If you have enough storage capacity on your smartphone, we recommend using it to capture your films. When it comes to remote video capturing, smartphones purchased during the previous five years will be your most important asset.
Be aware of your connection
Slow connections are sometimes inevitable, but there are actions you can take to improve the quality of your video for your audience or remote video editor. If feasible, connect your computer to an Ethernet port and switch off your Wi-Fi. During the meeting or remote video capture, ask people in your household to refrain from streaming video content. Other participants should be encouraged to use Ethernet as well.
Think about making animated videos.
Even the highest-quality ‘talking head’ may not be appropriate for your brand or existing messaging. Instead, now is the ideal opportunity to create an animated video! Animated movies can be basic or complicated, making it simple to tailor the scope to match your budget.
Make a list of your angles and stick to it.
Avoid putting your camera down on the desk and commencing filming immediately away. To begin, make sure your eye line is at a proper angle. Your video can be distracting to the viewer if your eye line is too high or too low for the camera. The idea is to have your viewers stare directly at you as if they were sitting across from you, creating a natural and conversational sense to your film.
Select a peaceful location for recording.
Clear audio is essential for your remote home recording, and you should take the time to ensure that it is free of background noise. A noisy background in your audio gives your film an unprofessional appearance and will distract your viewers. Even if you don’t have an expensive microphone, a clear, silent background will improve the quality of your audio. Avoid using headphones when recording because they can cause unwanted noise. Your audio will be picked up as long as you’re speaking clearly in a quiet environment.
Seek out good lighting.
Finding a decent source of light for your webcam is essential for producing high-quality movies. Avoid recording in a dark environment, sitting immediately beneath overhead illumination, or facing a bright window or light. Because it illuminates your face while the camera is pointing at you, indirect light from a window in front of you or slightly off to either side works effectively. A lamp placed beneath your laptop or webcam will assist in proper facial illumination.
Prepare to record
Consider how you’d dress for a face-to-face seminar. Although the students are essentially allowed into your home as part of the remote learning experience, it is still beneficial to portray yourself professionally.
When you’re ready to start recording, it’s a good idea to run through a quick test run to ensure everything is in working order. Playback a one-minute test video that you recorded. Is it possible to hear what you’re saying? Is the image crisp, clear, and focused? After you’ve finished filming your video, it’s generally easier to notice little elements, so this exercise might help you identify anything that’s wrong.
Perform a trial run.
Always, always, always, always, always, always, always, always, always, always, always, always, always, always, always, always, always, always Nothing is more frustrating than filming an entire video only to discover that your angles were off, your audio was too low, or your lighting was too dim. Do a quick test run before diving into your video recording to avoid making this error. Record for at least a minute or two to make sure your angles are correct, your audio is clear, and the lighting is perfect!