Having a dedicated recording space to record lectures extends the ability for the review of work to be used by the professors and students later on. The presence of RIT’s Lecture Recording Room meets all the needs necessary to record the lectures at a permanent setup that is fully equipped and ready to serve you when you need it. The use of a recording room saves a lot of prep time and will help keep you motivated to record. An ad-hoc or mobile-type scenario would work as well, and the general design principles will remain the same.
The Lecture Recording Room, by default, is a quiet room. No extra background noise of people chattering, no coffee maker puffing, no sirens wailing in the background — nobody wants these sounds to end up in their videos. It is a good place to start, enclosed by all four walls, which will give you the best audio and least distractions.
The size of the room is large enough to allow ample space between both; the camera and you, and you and the background.
A comfortable seat is also there for the presenter. Presumably, simultaneously with the narration, the speaker will be going through a presentation on a computer or demonstrating something. Thus, having some horizontal real estate is important, and the room size is big enough to allow it. Standing is ok too, but we need to note that the presenter’s mobility will be limited because of the fixed camera position.
When using a computer with a webcam to record your video – the webcam is, of course, fixed atop the computer. If you are using an external camera like a camcorder or a DSLR camera, then a good place to put it is readily there, on a tripod nearby.
The stage has been set with ample space and all fans, even air conditioning can be turned off to suppress unpleasant background noise.