I want to make an on-location video
We have all seen bad videos that did nothing to strengthen the image or reputation of an organisation. In order to enhance the USQ brand and make your video effective in communicating its purpose, the Video Section of Media Services have established guidelines for videos to follow. For more complete instructions, refer to On location (PDF 308 KB) which describes the process in detail, or contact staff of Media Services.
Make a plan: do not leave this until the last minute
Depending on what type of video style you want, making a video takes much planning, production and post production to get it ready to use. You will need to allow time for this when considering making a video. Below is a quick reference for video guidelines.
Who is my audience?
What is their demographic - age, sex, culture, socioeconomic status, educational level and prior knowledge of the subject?
What program style will meet my objectives?
interview (studio or location)
panel discussion (studio or location)
demonstration (studio or location)
lecture/talk (studio or location)
workshop (studio or location)
What will this program style involve?
Who will be involved in the video?
Location of video?
- Lecture theatre
- Off campus
Length of video?
- Short – Welcome/Course Introduction
- Long – Filming of lecture, interview, dramatisation, documentary
- Series – Short videos related to one course
Is a script needed or is it live and unscripted?
Make an appointment with Media Services
Now is the time to meet with Media Services staff to discuss your video concept.
Resources which provide guidance on using video in education and the video production process are available.