RE: Professional how-to videos

Subject: RE: Professional how-to videos
From: "McLauchlan, Kevin" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>
To: "Lippincott, Richard" <RLippincott -at- as-e -dot- com>, Erika Yanovich <ERIKA_y -at- rad -dot- com>, techwr-l <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Sun, 9 Feb 2014 16:54:50 -0500

Given the size of it, I am now picturing you with the plywood version of Darth Helmet's headpiece (worn in similar manner).
Muffled shout: "It's dark in here!"

So, um, where does the mic go?


-----Original Message-----
From: techwr-l-bounces+kevin -dot- mclauchlan=safenet-inc -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com [mailto:techwr-l-bounces+kevin -dot- mclauchlan=safenet-inc -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com] On Behalf Of Lippincott, Richard
Sent: February-07-14 4:43 PM
To: Erika Yanovich; techwr-l
Subject: RE: Professional how-to videos

Way late to the party on this, but here's a comment on audio quality and narration:

Narration sound quality makes a huge difference. One small thing that can make a video seem cheesy is a narration track that was obviously recorded in an office, due to the echos.

Like most places, we couldn't even consider building a recording studio, but we did come up with a fairly simple solution to the problem: a box with one open end, and lined with sound absorbing material.

Here are some pictures:

The sound absorbing material is simple packing foam I got from the discard pile in our manufacturing area.

Quick and easy to make, very effective. The one improvement it needs: better lighting inside.

Rick Lippincott, Technical Writer
American Science and Engineering, Inc. |
829 Middlesex Turnpike | Billerica, MA 01821 USA | Fax +1-978-262-8702 Office +1-978-262-8807 | rlippincott -at- as-e -dot- com

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