Preparing for Your Lecture
For a printable version, please download the Preparing for Studio Lecture Infographic.
Filming in a studio environment allows us to capture your lecture with a professional level of audio and video clarity. However, there are also some unique challenges inherent in the experience. By knowing a bit about what to expect, you can be less focused on the video recording, and more on the delivery of your lecture. Here a few things that may be helpful to consider – but don’t put too much thought, stress, or worry into these.
Before You Arrive
- Bring water.
- Use 16×9 ratio PowerPoint slides (not 4×3). Slide templates can be found on the Video Production Services website.
- Use bold, readable fonts that contrast with the background. Keep ADA requirements in mind.
- Bring a copy of your PowerPoint presentation on a thumb drive.
- Practice your presentation out loud.
- Arrive about 10 minutes early for your appointment
There is no dress-code, but you should look your best and dress professionally.
- Exceptionally saturated, bold colors
- Green (for green screen recordings)
- Pure whites and blacks
- Patterns, stripes, and polka dots
- Reflective clothing or jewelry
- Solid color garment with a neutral or subtle hue
- clothing that has a place for the microphone to clip-on to, such as collared
- An extra layer. The studio can be cold but warms up quickly under our lights. A light sweater or jacket will give you options.