RE: Professional how-to videos

Subject: RE: Professional how-to videos
From: "Lippincott, Richard" <RLippincott -at- as-e -dot- com>
To: Hannah Drake <hannah -at- formulatrix -dot- com>, "'McLauchlan, Kevin'" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>, 'Erika Yanovich' <ERIKA_y -at- rad -dot- com>, 'techwr-l' <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 18 Feb 2014 14:52:39 +0000

Sorry that I wasn't able to answer sooner, I fired off that message to the list moments before shutting down and being offline for a week. (Yes, that was evil, I know.)

Hannah is exactly right.

If we were to make another one of these, I think I'd go for something a little larger (and include a light in there), but this works.

-----Original Message-----
From: Hannah Drake [mailto:hannah -dot- drake -at- formulatrix -dot- com] On Behalf Of Hannah Drake
Sent: Monday, February 10, 2014 9:41 AM
To: 'McLauchlan, Kevin'; Lippincott, Richard; 'Erika Yanovich'; 'techwr-l'
Subject: RE: Professional how-to videos

I had a discussion with him off-list because I think we might try it. So he wears a headset, and leans into the box with the script when he's recording.
;)

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From: techwr-l-bounces+hannah -dot- drake=formulatrix -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
[mailto:techwr-l-bounces+hannah -dot- drake=formulatrix -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com] On Behalf Of McLauchlan, Kevin
Sent: Sunday, February 09, 2014 4:55 PM
To: Lippincott, Richard; Erika Yanovich; techwr-l
Subject: RE: Professional how-to videos

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:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/rjl6955/sets/72157632922852061/

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
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References:
RE: Professional how-to videos: From: Lippincott, Richard
RE: Professional how-to videos: From: McLauchlan, Kevin
RE: Professional how-to videos: From: Hannah Drake

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