Green screen studio facilities enable the creation of videos of presenting to camera with a variety of video or slideshow backgrounds. The facilities are self-controlled, and recordings can be made with minimal assistance.
- LED automated lighting
- Full green screen
- 3 different areas for recording (Lectern, Free standing and Interview)
- Picture in picture (PIP) capability
- Touch screen controls
- 1 fixed automated camera with zoom and adjustment capabilities.
- 2 large screens so academics can see themselves and any PowerPoints/images/videos/backgrounds they use.
- 2 lapel microphones
- Fully automated recording
- Recorded file automatically transferred to USB
Making engaging videos with these facilities does take some practice. Provided here are a number of resources for getting the most out of the Green Screen Studio facilities.
Green screen Studio introduction
Andrew introduces the main components of the green screen studios that you will engage with to produce recordings
Andrew demonstrates some techniques in Qflip for setting up your script document to make presentation easier
Robert demonstrates setting up the lapel microphone for recording, and making a test recording to make sure the audio is working.
Controlling the studio
Andrew describes the operations of the control tablet for setting up the camera and making recordings.
Presenting on camera is a skill! Andrew highlights a few things to think about to make your presentation authentic and engaging.
Robert presents a few ideas you might like to try out to make your presentation to camera more engaging.
Composing the frame
Andrew demonstrates some considerations for composing yourself in the frame for a green screen recording.
Presenting with two participants
Two participants on screen in the studio presents a few new challenges in setting up the frame. Here's a few things to think about.
When recording a presentation to camera, hold for a second or two at the end looking to camera and perhaps smiling, to allow for a fadeout that isn’t too abrupt, or time to make a relaxed edit to the next shot. Movement away from presenting too quickly after speaking can make it difficult to edit.
Please note, not every one of these resources must be addressed to achieve a good result. Focus on competency with one of these ideas and then you can more easily focus on competency at the next one.