Recording Your Story
Now that a pre-production plan is ready, it is time to record. Remember to work during production from a script and storyboard to produce and deliver an effective media production.
If you are producing a podcast, keep in mind that poor audio quality can detract from the overall message. During production, locate a quiet room. Consider the acoustics of the space and the environment. Experiment with indirect microphone placement. Avoid talking directing into the front of the microphone. When in production, create a test recording. Record audio to a high-resolution audio file. If interviewing, consider recording guests and co-hosts separately and merge audio files during the post-production process. The following applications can be used during podcast production. To learn more about using one of the programs listed below, visit your campus's digital learning specialist.
During recording, it is important to use a tripod for stabilization. Frame shots well following the rule of thirds. Ensure that your camera is in focus and white balanced. Fill your frame with your subject and use wide shots sparingly. Try not to over zoom. If you must zoom in and out, do so slowly. Be cognizant of sound quality. When recording, ensure that the microphone is close to the talent. Use a wireless microphone to avoid cable hassles. Bring extra batteries if using a handheld camera or wireless mic system.