This guide will provide resources for creating great video content, whether you're at Harvard or developing content at another law library.
There is no need for fancy recording software to create great videos. Use what you have. Did you know you can record video to your computer in Zoom? To learn more about recording in Zoom check out:
You may decide to record on a phone for a number of reasons, including wanting to shoot footage on the go, or wanting to show how a resource appears on a small mobile screen. Here are some resources for recording:
The materials you need to step up your editing game will depend largely on what platform you use to edit. There are suggestions for materials in common platforms below.
If your platform is not listed, or you are trying to do something beyond the bounds of the material provided there are additional options. One of the best ways to learn new tricks on an editing platform is to run a google search that includes the task you are trying to complete and the platform you are editing on. YouTube videos are often a great place to learn discrete editing tricks in your editing application of choice.
If you don't have access to a paid editing platform, options are still available:
You can learn more about the Fair Use Exception to Copyright from the following resources:
Harvard Affiliates may contact Copyright First Responders with copyright questions:
A few quick tips we learned at the library while using the filming studios at Cabot:
For Scheduling Cabot Recording Rooms: Ron Lacey <email@example.com>
For Help in the Cabot Recording Rooms:
For Help with Filming, Editing, or Promotion: Emily Coolidge-Toker <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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