Re: Professional how-to videos

Subject: Re: Professional how-to videos
From: Shawn <shawn -at- cohodata -dot- com>
To: "Lippincott, Richard" <RLippincott -at- as-e -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 13 Mar 2014 12:14:54 -0700

Just noticed this thread today. Thanks to all...

You folks provided some amazing, excellent advice. I've been doing this
sort of work for a number of years and even I learned from your advice. You
can *never* know it all! I didn't see a response from the OP but hopefully
your collective advice was useful to her.

I love this community!

:)


On Tue, Feb 18, 2014 at 6:52 AM, Lippincott, Richard
<RLippincott -at- as-e -dot- com>wrote:

> 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.
> ;)
>
> -----Original Message-----
> 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.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.
>
>
>
>
>
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