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Keep It Simple: Enhancing Video Footage with Final Cut Pro X

The following video is the first in an ongoing series of tutorials called “Keep It Simple” which explores technical workflows that may seem difficult on the surface but really aren’t.  I will explore all kinds of topics in this…

Using a Shotgun Microphone for Video Interviewing

For my video interviews I have always preferred lapel microphones for capturing the audio.  In my short article “Microphone Strategies for Recording Video for Oral Histories” published on Oral History in the Digital Age my bias for the lapel microphones is…

Audio for Video Oral Histories

Lately, I have been thinking a great deal about video, quality and affordability as I look for ways to achieve optimal video recording for affordable prices.  High quality cameras are affordable and easy to use now and there is…

Oral History in the Digital Age Launches

This week we launched the first phase of the Oral History in the Digital Age project (http://ohda.matrix.msu.edu) to explore best practices for collecting, curating and disseminating oral history featuring over 70 engaging essays, a portal to over 200 best…

Getting Started: Tascam DR-100 MKII

The following is a video tutorial on the setup and basic use of the Tascam DR-100 MKII digital audio recorder.  This video includes basic tips and a visual walk through the initial setup and configuration of this recorder.   Here…

Three-Point Lighting for Video Oral History

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…