Innovative Media Research and Extension | Media Support Video Production

This page is designed to be your go-to resource for guidance on recording and editing videos, taking better photographs, sharing content on social media, ADA compliance, and other NMSU requirements. 


Equipment Basics

Tripod: Its Parts and Terminology

This tutorial explains the parts and terminology of a Tripod.

Mini LED Camera Light for Mobile Devices

Tutorial explains how to set up a mini LED light with a video cage or harness for a mobile device such as a smartphone or tablet. It also can be used with video camera.


Microphones

Mics, Cables, and Connectors for Older Model Mobile Devices

This tutorial explains microphones, cables, and audio adapters for older model mobile devices, such as smartphones, tablets and computers.

Mic Adapters for Newer Model Mobile Devices

This tutorial explains audio adapters for newer model mobile devices like smartphones, tablets, and computers. These adapters connect Lightning and USB-C ports with mic cables with standard 3.5-mm audio jacks.

Introduction to Microphones for Mobile Devices

Tutorial explains some basic microphones that can be used with smartphones, tablets, computers, and video cameras.


Apple

iPhone

How to Set Up an iPhone for Easy Recording

Tutorial explains how to set up an older model iPhone for video production shooting.

iPad

How to Set Up an iPad for Easy Recording

This tutorial explains how to set up an older model iPad for video production shooting.


Android

How to Set Up an Android for Easy Recording

Tutorial explains how to set up an older model Android for video production.


Basic Shooting Tips and Techniques

Using the Grid and Rule of Thirds

Rules of Framing and Composition

Composition, Symmetry, Leading Lines, Leading Room & Head Room, Depth, Size Equals Power, Don’t Follow these Rules Religiously.

by Motion Array Tutorials

Rules of Framing Your Shots

by Motion Array Tutorials

How to Film Yourself By Yourself

by Motion Array Tutorials

Quick Tips: Understanding The 180 Degree Rule

by Domain.Com

How to use a Tripod With Your Smartphones

by Gina DeGirolamo

3-ways to Shoot B-Roll on a Smartphone

by iPhoneographers


Lighting Basics

Three Point Lighting

by Think Media

3 Point Lighting Setup Tutorial

by Motion Array Tutorials


Audio

How To Record Better Audio For Your Videos

by Motion Array Tutorials