If you are in the film studio in Ellis Library, you have many filming resources at your disposal. You can check out tripods, DSLR cameras, and other equipment at the Circulation Desk on the First Floor of Ellis (near the north entrance). How to access and use the Digital Media and Innovation Lab's Film Studio:
- Click “Submit Your Request” on this page and reserve a time to film in the film studio. A teleprompter allows you to read a script while looking at the camera. One is available upon request.
- You must send the request for a teleprompter and your script to the staffer ahead of time, otherwise this will cut into the amount of time that you have to film.
- Check out all necessary video and audio recording equipment from Circulation prior to your scheduled time. Dress appropriately for the filming. Bring a local storage device like an SD card or a USB drive if you would like the video saved there.
- Once a staffer allows you/your group into the space, they will ensure that the camera is turned on and will provide you with a microphone. They may ask you to speak for a few seconds to ensure that the audio is being recorded properly and if you can read the text on the teleprompter. They will address other lighting and shooting concerns.
- Once any technical concerns are addressed, you may begin filming your video!
- If you need to restart your script from an earlier point, take a deep breath and give a second of silence before beginning to speak again. This will make editing in post-production easier.
- Once you have finished reading your script, the staffer will ensure that the recording is sent to you in a timely manner.
- Once you have finished filming, edit your video! We have another guide linked here which has instructions how to do things like chroma keying and exporting finished videos in Premiere Pro.