What Equipment Should You Use to Collect Your Footage?
Within ten feet there is a good chance you have a tool that can help you create a great advocacy video.
- Have a digital camera? Great! Many digital cameras have a video option – and still photos can also be used in video!
- Have a DV camcorder? Even better! Camcorders often yield better quality footage and enable you to film for longer.
- Have a cell phone with photo or video capability? Even with using only your cell phone, you’ll be able to make a great contribution to this campaign (read how to stream video from your phone).
- Have a computer with a built-in or attached camera? If so, you can use these to film interviews or statements of support for the campaign – and if others have them, you can record video interviews via Skype (or live-stream video from an event)!
Even if you don’t personally own any filming equipment, chances are that you’ll have access to them. Ask your friends, family or college/university if they have equipment that you may borrow. Also, local Community Access TV Stations are a great place to borrow equipment.
What’s Next? Equipment 101