Creative Corner – Easy Ways to Improve Remote Video

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Figuring out how to shoot video remotely is a new challenge we’ve taken head on. Senior Producer Nina Carter shares a few simple ways to transform your remote footage without added equipment.

Remote Shooting Best Practices:

  • Shoot horizontal for platforms like Youtube. Shoot vertical if the video is intended for platforms like Instagram stories.
  • For clean audio; record indoors, in a quiet room, away from fans/air conditioners, music, tv, radio, other people etc.
  • If audio is an issue, bluetooth headphones with a microphone can be used to capture clear and directional audio.
  • Always face the light source. If you are outside, you should be facing the sun. If the main source of light is behind you, your video will be back lit.
  • If possible, try sitting, it helps limit movement and stepping out of frame/out of focus.
  • Use a tripod if you have one, if not prop your phone up against something, it will limit shakiness.
  • Position camera at eye-level, not below or above.
  • If shooting with a smartphone, turn on “Do Not Disturb”.


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