While the communications team produces district-level videos, staff may like to create their own video. Here are tips on creating video on a cell phone.
Avoid shaky video. One way to do this is to prop the phone on something so it stays still while recording. If you are unable to do this, make sure you hold the camera with two hands (rather than one). If you need to record yourself, you can either take a selfie video using two hands, or have a colleague do this for you. Keep in mind, the rear facing camera on a phone is typically higher quality. Getting help from a colleague or propping the phone on something will give you a higher quality product.
Keep it simple and don’t overcomplicate it. Think about the goal of the video. If the set isn't a central goal of the video, then don't worry about creating some elaborate background. You want the audience to be focus on the speaker and what they are saying, rather than where they are standing or sitting.
The communications team produces district-level videos. If you have an idea for a video, please complete the form.
Have additional questions? Contact Tove Tupper at 206-631-3002.