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8 tips for teachers, librarians, and small business. How to make videos during coronavirus.
Top Tips from Content Creators
- Have fun! Enjoy the learning process and just start recording. Your videos will get better the more you practice.
- Record horizontally. Turn your phone or other device on its side.
- Sound can be tricky. If you're really struggling, consider recording voice-content later to add to your video.
- Get help and feedback. You may want to write book talks but not be on camera or vice versa. Get a book talking buddy and make them together.
- Reuse with ease. Keep your original content (photos, clips, sounds) in folders for easy reuse.
Top Tips from Schools
- Break playlists up by audience. Make it easy to find the children and young adult content.
- Put the title of the book into the book talk video title. Adding the title on the video thumbnail helps identify the needed book talk.
- Make video book talks about one book. Talking one book per video and keeping videos short makes them more useful in school libraries and classroom.
- Show how much you love talking about books. Show your excitement and enthusiasm for the books. Remember, book talks are performance art. Have fun!
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