This course focuses on nursing leadership in the delivery of health care and development of the nursing profession. The following information supports students with best practices in video capture. These tips can be applied when completing the course’s video assignment.
Tips For Successful Video Interviews:
- Look at the camera, not the screen.
Looking directly at the video camera maintains direct eye contact with the interviewer.
- Dress appropriately.
Treat the video interview like an in-person interview and dress professionally.
- Prepare your surroundings.
Select a quiet place to interview without distracting background noise or objects.
- Practice with a peer.
Practice with sample interview questions beforehand. This preparation allows for greater comfort with the kind of questions that will be asked.
- Consider the technology.
Close all other software. Review internet stability and video and audio settings. Test all equipment before the interview. ,
- Use notes wisely.
Use notes to support key points regarding work experiences, relevant skills, etc. Practicing these items beforehand will allow for a more natural delivery of these topics.
- Consider body language.
Maintain good posture and relax your shoulders to avoid stiffness.
- Engage the interviewer.
Stop to ensure that the interviewer is engaged with the answers to their questions.
- Follow up after the interview.
Send a thank-you letter after the interview.
Digital Lab Resources
The Digital Lab provides a host of equipment suited for video creation. Click below for a full list of Digital Lab equipment and policies regarding loans and reservations:
Canon DSLR Cameras (6)*
These offer flexibility when capturing still or video images.
Consult the Digital Lab DSLR Guide for more information using these cameras.
Canon Vixia Video Camcorders (2)
These portable and easy to use cameras work best for students capturing high quality video.
These offer stability when recording video.
Tascam and Zoom Sound Recorders (7)
These recorders provide excellent sound quality when recording voice over or narration for brand statement videos.
Consult the Digital Lab Sound Recorder Guide for more information using these recorders.
Canon Bluetooth Rode Video Mic Microphones (2)
Connect these microphones directly to camera to capture audio.
*Number in parentheses indicates number subject to availability.
The Audio Production Studio provides a quiet space for recording high quality audio and video.
Contact the Digital Lab service desk for instruction and reservations.
The Main Lab offers students software, hardware and support to edit video, audio and images.
Apple video editing software. Users can add tittles, music and voice over and export complete films.
Click here for instructional help on iMovie from Lynda.com. Follow the link and log in with your UP credentials. Or access through up.appid.com portal page.
Adobe Premiere Pro
Adobe Suite editing software. Users can add custom titles, effects and use more advanced editing techniques to complete and export films.
Click here for instructional help on Adobe Premiere Pro from Lynda.com. Follow the link and log in with your UP credentials. Or access through up.appid.com portal page.
The Digital Lab’s coordinator and student staff can assist in the completion of brand statement videos. Contact us regarding technical questions:
Digital Lab Service Desk
Digital Initiatives Coordinator
Digital Lab Hours
|Monday – Thursday||9:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.|
|Friday||9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.|
|Saturday||10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.|
|Sunday||10:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.|
*when classes are in session. See Full Schedule for holiday and intersession hours.