Video Maker Space Recording Guide

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Now that you've booked the CETL Video Maker Space, there are a few things you should do to prepare for recording.

Before You Arrive:

  • Get familiar with the Maker Space Recording Guide
    • NOTE: Guide is posted in the maker space so no need to print.

  • The space is NOT designed to use PowerPoint's 'Presenter View' during recording, so any slide notes you have should be printed out and brought along for reference.  While recording, your slides will be both on the recording computer and on the teleprompter monitor.

  • Bring presentation materials on a USB drive or be prepared to download them from your U-Drive. (Onedrive is NOT recommended.)

  • Check out 6 Quick Tips for Looking Good on Camera
    • Practical considerations for presentation and delivery

  • Advanced Users: If using green screen, get familiar with the
    Green Screen Recording Guide
    • NOTE: Guide is posted in the maker space so no need to print.

  • There is a dedicated teleprompter app on the desktop that will allow you to copy and paste a script from a word document and read it back during recording.

    During Recording:

    • Look straight ahead and teach to the camera's red light to help maintain eye contact with viewers. In the middle of the teleprompter is a little red light we've designed as a focal point for presenters. Looking at it will help your viewers feel like you're talking directly to them. 
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    • Swipe to advance slides while presenting. Because the recording computer is also a touch-screen, you can swipe forward and back to advance your slideshow. 
      • Pro Tip: If you're familiar with PPT's transitions, using the 'Uncover' transition works really well to create the swiping effect. Powerpoint screen capture of the Uncover feature
    • If you make a mistake, DON'T STOP RECORDING. Just pause for a few seconds, take a breath, and start the slide again. Then afterward use Panopto's web-based editor to remove/edit the mistake. It's really easy and can be helpful for longer presentations. For shorter presentations, you may find it's just easier to do another take.  

    After Recording:

    • Videos can only be viewed after they've been uploaded and processed on the Chipcast/Panopto server. In light of this, immediately after recording stops users are prompted to upload their video. Don't worry though, no one can see your video except you. After your video is uploaded and processed (this may take a few minutes) you'll receive an email with links to view, edit, and share your recording.

    Helpful Links:

    The CMU Help Desk is available at 989-774-3662 to support you in this process should problems arise.


    Interested in a Video Maker Space for your department or college?

    Please review the Video Maker Space Equipment List (.ZIP file download) and contact Phil Coffman, Mgr. of Creative Media Production, to discuss integration options and next steps.