Using video

This guide covers setting up the camera, making sure you are recording good sound, and framing the picture.

Media College has excellent guides to all aspects of video production.

Other examples are on the YouTube oral history video archive channel.

See how the professionals do it with these interviews with members of the American TV industry.

Take a look below at these community video examples from the Migration Stories project on YouTube.

  • How well are the faces framed and lit?
  • How well does the background work?
  • How good is the sound?
  • How well are photos and other footage integrated into the video?
  • How well is the story told in each video?

Guide: using video for oral history

Download the guide (PDF, 276kb)

Podcast summary: recording, reviewing and editing

Download the podcast summary (PDF, 208kb)

Podcast: recording, reviewing and editing

Download the podcast (MP3, 8,549kb)

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