Tips - Days of Filming

The following list will help you record your video right the first time:

Filming in the Leach Science Center

  • Read your script once more before you film.
  • If you are filming in your office, make sure your mobile phone and your office phone are on silent/ring off.  Turn off the volume on your computer regarding email notifications so it will not chime. 
  • Make sure you have water available before you start recording.
  • If you are filming in your office, remove cups, bags, boxes or anything that will distract viewers from listening to your message. 
  • Don't wear clothing that has a logo or brand in large letters.
  • If you are sitting in a chair, sit up straight with the best possible posture. Try not to sway back and forth in your chair.
  • S-M-I-L-E and be energetic. The more positive you are about your message, the more people will want to listen to you.
  • Speak slowly and keep a calm tone. If you speak slowly, editing the video will look more natural and keep your flow consistent.
  • When recording begins, you will be asked to say your name and your position. Even if a lower-third is used, this will just ensure everything is correct.
  • Don't look directly at the camera. In most instances, you will have an interview format where you will be speaking and looking at a person off-camera.
  • During the recording, if you mess up, just restart where you were. You do not need to worry--it will all be edited.
  • At the end of filming, look in the same direction for at least three seconds. It helps to close the video without any sudden movements.
  • Even though it sounds simple, don't be nervous. Take a deep breath and relax