Tutorials Video Videos — 03 August 2012

Professional video technologies are becoming more accessible and we are seeing more oral history projects being designed utilizing high definition video as the primary recording method.  Professional looking video can be a powerful way to capture and disseminate oral history, however, bad looking video, from a user’s perspective, undercuts the importance and effectiveness of the content.  It is important to understand some basic lighting techniques if you are going to capture professional looking video interviews.  I have created this brief tutorial on three-point lighting for an oral history interview.


To learn more about lighting for video, read my article The Art of Lighting for Recording Video Oral History Interviews from Oral History in the Digital Age.

 

 

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