This afternoon in Track C, in a huge room that was crowded with people, a few presenters gave some good tips for recording videos and podcasts:
- If you’re recording your own face, be aware of what angle you’re facing in relation to the camera.
- Invest in a good microphone.
- Don’t position the mic directly in front of your mouth; it could capture lots of "heavy breathing."
- Finding volunteers to appear on camera can be the hardest part of making a video.
- Many computers come loaded with some free video-editing software.
- Make sure to plan what to say or to have a prepared script.
And here are some cool ways to use video:
- for staff training
- to let patrons make tutorials
- have the director record messages for staff or customers
- to share things like strategic plans with staff
- create library tours
- show "a day in the life" of your department
What interesting ways has your library used video and podcasts??