One Button Studio
What is the One Button Studio? Tab Open
How can I use it? Tab Closed
What equipment is in the room? Tab Closed
What is the One Button Studio? Accordion Open
The One Button Studio is a simplified video recording setup that can be used without any previous video production experience. The design of the studio allows you to create high-quality and polished video projects without having to know anything about lights and cameras.
How can I use it? Accordion Closed
NAU/CCC Students, faculty, and staff may reserve the studio online for up to 2 hours per day.
To use the One Button Studio, plug a flash drive into the USB port, push a button to start the recording, and then deliver your presentation. When you’re finished press the button a second time to stop the recording and save the file to the flash drive.
With a simple and intuitive interface, you can easily create professional quality:
- pitch videos
- green screen videos
- basic interviews
- course introductions
What equipment is in the room? Accordion Closed
The One Button Studio consists of:
- Green screen/presentation screen
- Presentation computer
- One Button computer
(please be courteous of your peers and do not disconnect anything in the room)
Scripting Accordion Closed
Scripting your speech or presentation is highly recommended. In general it will make your presentation more professional with a consistent tone and flow and will make it much easier if and when you need to add closed captions to your video.
What to wear (and not to wear) Accordion Closed
Generally, you want to avoid wearing distracting clothes (reconsider wearing that lighted holiday sweater), or clothes that will blend in the background (white, yellow, lighter pastel colors), along with elaborate and/or shiny jewelry. Darker colors are usually a good bet. If you are using the green screen, do not wear green yourself
Recording Accordion Closed
Try to keep your video recording short, between three and five minutes in length. If your content requires more time, consider breaking your recording into shorter segments
When you are presenting, look at the camera. This will make it appear like you are making eye contact with your audience which will increase their engagement.
Audio and Tone
The OBS uses a high quality shotgun microphone to record audio, which results in a nice recording of your voice most every time. Still, keep in mind the volume at which you are speaking, and your location relative to the microphone.
Presentations Accordion Closed
In general, keep slides as simple as possible and avoid any flashy transitions or animations unless absolutely necessary. Use dark background slides to avoid contrast issues.