Flip Cameras in the Classroom.
Tips and Tricks
1. The flip does not have an image stabilizer so hold it with 2 hands or brace your arm on a table or other surface. The Gorilla tripod works well.
2. Pay attention to the background before you start shooting. Move the subject away from other students or other distracting backgrounds. When the subject is against a wall, shoot the video from an angle. It’ll sound better. Also, don’t let your subject stand in front of a sunny window.
3. Get close. It’s ok to get up close to the subject because the Mic won’t pick up the sound well from a distance. Also the image is better if you are close. There is a small zoom, but it’s better if you are close to your subject because zoomed images look fuzzy.
5. For the most appealing image use the “rule of thirds”. Put your subject at the intersection of four lines in your viewing field.
Establish a set of procedures for student use.
What do you do with a flip?