Video Production at UVic
Resources to help you make better videos on campus.
About this blog
I’m Beth Doman, the Video Co-ordinator at UVic. My role is to oversee strategic video production at the university and to assist those wishing to produce videos themselves or through the services of a contractor.
This blog offers insights, tips and resources to help you produce videos and improve your storytelling. Official procedures and copyright information can be found on the UVIc Communications + Marketing site.
Custom selected videos, articles and tutorials to help you become a better storyteller and video producer.
A list of sites offering both paid and free stock video, photo and music to enhance your video project.
Blogs, e-newsletters and YouTube channels to follow if you want to dive deeper into video production and storytelling.
Prepping for a shoot (staff and faculty)
Thank you! Thank you for taking the time for an interview to discuss your work. The most important thing to know is that we are here to make you look good. We have many years of experience conducting interviews and understand you may not be familiar or comfortable...
COVID-19 guidelines for video shoots
If you are directing or filming a shoot on / off campus, please follow these guidelines to keep everyone safe and healthy.
Prepping for a shoot (students)
If you have been asked to be on camera, whether that’s an interview or photo shoot, read these tips on what to expect, what to wear and other topics.
Read about the basics of a good story. Even documentaries contain characters, conflicts and conclusions. Some basic tips can go far in telling your story.
Copyright and how it affects your UVic video
The Canadian Copyright Act provides legal protection to original works of authorship, which includes literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works, as well as, performer’s performance, communication signals and sound recordings.
Basic rules of good videography
These are basic rules for shooting your camera on ‘auto’ mode. If you have more training, you can break some of these rules.
Tips for shooting b-roll
Say you’ve been asked to shoot some additional footage, or “b-roll” of lab work or a field school. There is no professional videographer available and you want to supply some footage to someone who’s putting a video together.