For this week’s module we had to read about filming and putting videos for our very own website. Some of our reading assignments for class I have listed below:
From reading about the techniques on how to make my own website more interesting, I did not realize the importance or even as simple as a short video on my website can increase the amount of time and people visiting my website. One website mentioned, “In fact, on average, people stay on sites with videos two minutes longer than they do on sites without them” (https://www.impactbnd.com/blog/how-to-make-a-great-intro-video-for-your-website).
Some other useful tips that (https://www.impactbnd.com/blog/how-to-make-a-great-intro-video-for-your-website) mentioned is:
- Make sure your website has a purpose when having a video
- Have the video short and straight to the point
- Turn off auto-play
Out of the three, number two made a lot of sense to me. Me personally do not like to watch long videos. I really enjoy have videos being simple and get to the point and not drag on and on. So this can be very helpful for me when I have a video on my website. I need to stand out and highlight the most essential things that I want my viewers to remember.
In making videos it is important to have the right equipment like:
As stated, “As a film student, the basic features you should look for, even in an inexpensive camcorder are Full HD, a tripod mount and manual controls” (https://www.bhphotovideo.com/explora/video/buying-guide/basic-equipment-new-filmmaking-students)
Also, “External mics dramatically improve your ability to capture video that doesn’t sound like a home movie, and for more professional results, camcorder XLR adapters easily connect XLR mics to 3.5mm mic inputs (https://www.bhphotovideo.com/explora/video/buying-guide/basic-equipment-new-filmmaking-students).