Equipment For Filming Courses

CAMERAS

Cameras For Filming Online Courses

Most people use is a combination of slides, video, and screencasts that may or may not include video of themselves. Video is one of the quickest ways to create content and it’s incredibly engaging. Choose the best content medium to convey your point. Before you spend tens of thousands of dollars on fancy video equipment, think about what you have and what you actually need. Start with a point-and-shoot camera, cell phone, whatever you’ve got to start making videos. 


The quality of your videos are important to maintain your business' image and reputation because it represents your company, product, or service and meets the expectation of your customers and audience. Investing in higher-end equipment will be essential as your business or publications continue to grow. Whether you're vlogging or making a music video, choosing the right camera is essential. If you're just starting out, using your smartphone is the best economical option. 


If you position yourself to one side, you can place text on the screen. Having written words on the screen helps people remember information and organize it in their head the way you organize it on screen. Increase the distance between you and your background. When the camera focuses on your face, it will focus less on things farther away. Adjust your lens. Changing the aperture changes how much of a scene your camera catches. The lower the number on your aperture the smaller part of the scene that’s in focus. If you want a blurry background, add distance and shoot in a lower aperture. 


Equipment You'll Need


  • Digital Video Camcorder that records 1080HD video
  • Tripod to hold the camera while recording

Cameras For Filming Online Courses
Cameras For Filming Online Courses

AUDIO

Microphones For Filming Online Courses

Audio is important because it enables your audience to hear your video. By using an external microphone, you can avoid the distortion of your voice. Microphones that are built into low-end cameras offer low audio recording quality. By using an external microphone, it can dramatically improve the quality of the audio being recorded. Increasing your audio quality may attract viewers to want to watch the entire video. 


Equipment You'll Need


  • An external microphone

Microphones For Filming Online Courses
Microphones For Filming Online Courses

Lighting

Lighting For Filming Online Courses

Natural light is the best (free) option to lighting your video set. There are other options as well, such as a studio lighting kit. Position your light source behind the camera and in the front of your subject. Your light source should not be glaring into the camera lens. If the lighting is too bright, your subject my not be as visible, but if the lighting is too far way, the subject maybe underexposed. In conclusion, even if you have the most expense camera to shoot your video, if there is low lighting, it will not produce well in the final shot.


Equipment You'll Need


  • Studio lighting kit to create effect and clarity by eliminating shadows


Lighting For Filming Online Courses
Lighting For Filming Online Courses

Background

Background For Filming Online Courses

Creating an attractive background is one way to catch your viewer's attention. When choosing your background, consider the challenges of lighting and audio to complete your project. It's easier to choose a location that allows you to control the shooting conditions. The are multiple ways to create your perfect background. It could be a solid background, backdrop, scenery from home or outside, or a blurred background. 


Tip: Don't choose a background that's too busy or will distract your audience.

Background For Filming Online Courses
Background For Filming Online Courses

Video Editing

Editing Online Courses

Plan to spend several hours/ days editing your video. You may need to use other software programs to create production elements and import them into your video editing software. For example, you could use Microsoft Powerpoint to add digital slides of tables and graphs, Avid Pro Tools to add original music, or Adobe Photoshop to add a company logo. 


Newer versions of iMovie B cuts your videos, edit out errors, delete unwanted segments, merge video segments, and add automatic transitions to fade in and out. Use editing software to line up your audio and visual, line up the waveforms. Make color adjustments, make fixes to raw footage or edit, trim, or crop footage one frame at a time. Put text on screen when emphasizing an important technical explanation or quote to enhance your message. Read the text, or pause to let readers internalize the info. 


Add The Following:


  • Titles
  • Voice-overs
  • Animations
  • Music
  • Sound Effects
  • Special Effects
  • Tables
  • Graphics
  • Charts
  • Diagrams
  • Annotations
  • Watermarks
  • Live Action Video Footage

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Video Editing Software

Adobe Premiere Pro

Adobe Premiere Pro

For Windows & Mac

Final Cut Pro X

Final Cut Pro X

For Mac

iMOVIE

iMovie

FREE For Mac

Camtasia

Camtasia Studio

For Windows & Mac

Screenflow

Screenflow

For Mac