|Record the date & time
- Include the date and time on the video itself (written in text over the video).
- State the date and time while you’re discussing your topic.
- Film a newspaper, watch or mobile phone that explains the “when” to your audience.
- Keep track of your shots with specific time and location to help you to easily save and edit your media.
|Record the location
- Film a landmark or street sign.
- Explain where you are filming through narration.
- Narrate essential information, including the 5Ws+H (see earlier lessons for explanation of this crucial concept).
- Explain your issue and angle.
|Record the Details
- Capture relevant details from a scene that explains what is happening, who is present, etc.
- Narrate your video to explain context and add noteworthy facts.
- Capturing people’s faces can be a positive addition to a video, but can place subjects in danger—make sure your video recording will not undermine the safety of these individuals.
|Film with Intention
- Try to keep the video steady – use slow camera movement to allow your audience time to understand a given scene, and to make sure you don’t make your audience dizzy.
- Get as close as possible to the scene while maintaining your safety.
- Record each scene for at least ten seconds for editing purposes.