“Games can often extract sensitive information about a person, such as their first job, their first car, or their mother’s maiden name.
Oversharing on social media threatens your online security, warns Dan Lin.
“We cannot go out and socialize during this pandemic, so people are turning to social media to share what is going on with their lives,” says Lin, an associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science, and director of the I-Privacy Laboratory at the College of Engineering at the University of Missouri. “But it can be risky.”
Before a person decides to play along with the latest social media challenge, or post a picture of their family home, Lin says to consider the following three things:”
LANDSCAPE ORIENTATION – over 90% of the time you should be shooting in Landscape orientation [a.k.a. SIDEWAYS]. The ONLY time Portrait Orientation is preferred is if 99% of your audience will be looking at the video on their phone, AND they don’t know how or are too lazy to turn their phone sideways.
GOOD AUDIO IS IMPORTANT. After all, without it you just created a silent movie. Talk louder than you think, and be aware of all the noise that it around you [try closing your eyes and listening to the sounds around.]
PLAN what is going to happen – it will save time. What shots do you want? What sounds? Where? Who is going to be in it?
Here’s a good process to follow when creating a video
Shoot your footage.
Get too much video – it’s easier to delete extra material than to stretch out material because you don’t have enough.
Put the clips in rough order.
Record your voiceover, if you are going to add one.
After recording bump the volume up as much as you can – avoid a lot of red in the waveform, though a bit is usually OK. Your ears will tell you.
Watch it 5 times – look for problem spots and fix them.
Export the movie and send it on its way. Google Drive is a good place to stash video.