Before Filming

  • Check all settings (FPS, shutter speed, aperture, ISO, white balance, focus).
  • Turn off all extraneous light sources (e.g. room lamps).
  • Remove any unnecessary objects from the frame (e.g. wires, c-stands, etc.).
  • Make sure that the sound is being recorded and that the cameras are level.
  • Make sure there is enough space on the memory card.
  • Make a short test video.
  • Run through the content of the lesson and only then begin filming. You may need to rehearse with the camera or without it.

During Shooting

  • At the beginning and at the end of each take please look into the camera in silence for 3-5 seconds. This will allow us to seamlessly connect parts of the video.
  • In the beginning of the video say the number of the lesson and any other necessary information. It will make it easier to find the right video later on.
  • Say on camera everything you deem necessary for proper editing.
  • Try not to gesture too much when you show positions on the board.
  • You don’t have to film the whole lesson in one take. If something went wrong, you can always reshoot that part, but make sure to tell us about that on camera.
  • Don’t forget to smile 🙂

After Filming

  • Send us all files in their original format. You don’t need to edit, cut or compress anything.
  • Keep all files for as long as your hard drive allows. Just in case.

Course Creation Guide
How to Make a Course with a Real Board
How to Make a Good Screencast
Designing a Course
Memo for Course Authors (you’re here)