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Advice and ideas for video recording


  • Regular daylight is normally enough to make good recordings. If the sun is bright, try to find a place in the shadow.
  • Avoid lights coming from the back. At night, you will need extra lights.
  • Evenly distributed lights are preferable, and so is having a little more light on your face than the rest of the room.
  • You should also avoid standing straight under a chandelier or equivalent.  

Background and cut

  • Chose a background that does not take attention from yourself.
  • The cut of the picture should be from the chest to over your head.
  • Adjust the angle of the camera by bending the screen so that your whole head is showing.
  • It is nice to have some air over the head too. 

Sound quality

  • Use headphones or earplugs with a microphone
  • Test various ones (if you have) to find out which has the best sound quality
  • Avoid background noise such as radio or your laundry machine

The recording

  • To keep the students’ attention we recommend splitting recordings into smaller parts with a maximum length of 10 minutes.
  • Have a manuscript and be well prepared.
  • Start the recording by saying what context this video is made in/for.  
  • Be aware of where you store the recording as it takes up much space.


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Published Apr. 20, 2020 1:59 PM - Last modified Jan. 14, 2022 12:34 PM