Several video platforms have emerged for meetings, including Zoom, FaceTime, Microsoft Teams, and virtual classrooms on Google, PC, and Android products. FaceTime can record conversations, and one can edit them with movie software, and share them. The first rule is “ask permission” before you hit the record button.
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■ Hold the phone in horizontal format.
■ Practice a few calls before making your recordings.
■ Use a variety of camera positions.
■ Creatively mix wide and close up angles.
■ Set the camera on something solid.
■ Use morning or evening light, not midday.
■ Be on the alert for unwanted background sounds, wandering pets, and other people who might accidentally photobomb your artistic work.
■ Capture video of trains, structures, and the garden.
■ Keep final cut about three to four minutes in length after editing.
■ Before ending the call, ask the owner if there’s a scene that they want to be sure to include that has not already been captured