A few quick tips we learned at the library while using the filming studios at Cabot:
Bring a thumb drive with plenty of space on it with you when you go to film.
Always wait a few seconds to start talking after you start the filming otherwise the first few seconds will get cut off.
Rather than trying to do everything in one take plan to film a couple of sentences at a time, compose yourself then do a few more. You can edit out the pauses and spaces after you've finished filming.
Put a mark on your spot on the floor so you'll know where to come back to after pauses so that you don't jump around too much on screen.
If you have sections where the video doesn't come together perfectly, you can use a fade in fade out in the editing process to smooth those rougher transitions.
If you plan on using the teleprompter make sure you create plenty of space between sentences using a repeating symbol like ... or ---. People speak more slowly than they read, so you will need the extra space to pause and breathe. Think in advance about where you would like these pauses to go.
Take the time to get the lighting and sound exactly how you want them. It's easier to fix it before it's a problem than to have to try and improve bad lighting or sound in the editing process.