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Conservation Reel Video Workshop
www.conservationreel.org

ANNA CHIARETTA LAVATELLI
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF DIGITAL MEDIA
BA...
BPOC serves 17 museums and
organizations in Balboa Park
BPOC serves 17 museums and
organizations in Balboa Park
CONSERVATION REEL
Introduction

Anna Chiaretta Lavatelli, Project Manager
aclavatelli@bpoc.org
@annachiaretta #Conservatio...
What is Conservation Reel?

Funded by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation
conservationreel.org
Website Features
Many layers of “taxonomy” for videos
¨  SlideShare uploads
¨  Sound file support
¨  PDF/Doc uploads
¨...
Why Video?

Movement = Time + Space
Why Video?

Movement = Time + Space
When does it make sense to use video?
Space
¨  Time
¨  Movement
¨  Interview/Discussion
¨ 
Categories
Documentation
¨  Education
¨  Examination
¨  Preventive conservation
¨  Research
¨  Treatment
¨ 
Types of video
Case Study
¨  Conference lecture documentation
¨  Examination
¨  Documentation
¨  Interview/conversatio...
Creating Conversation
Skype interviews
¨  Google Hangout panel discussions
¨  Capture questions
¨  Respond to other vid...
Innovation
¨ 

Video as a lab notebook
n  Experiment
n  Document
n  Show

techniques
n  Share knowledge
¨ 

There is...
CONSERVATION REEL
Creating Video Content

• 
• 
• 
• 
• 
• 

Elements of production
Equipment to use
Alternative capture m...
Elements of Production
¨ 
¨ 
¨ 
¨ 

Sound
Light
Stability
Camera
Sound
Select the appropriate microphone for your project
¨  Always use headphones when recording!
¨  Listen to the space...
Light
More light is always better
¨  Use desklamps & worklamps to light your subject
¨  Accounting for light color tempe...
Stability
¨ 

Use a tripod unless you need to move the camera
n  Around

an object to show it in space
n  To get closer...
Camera
¨ 

What makes a good camera?
n  Mic

input

n  Lux
n  Zoom
n  Resolution
n  Manual

Controls

Exposure (F-st...
When content is good quality is less important
Lo-Fi Video Capture Options
Consumer Handicam
¨  Smartphone Video Camera
¨  Webcam
¨  Screen Capture
¨  Stills w/ voic...
Tiny Production

(work light, lavaliere mic, tripod, iPhone 4s)
BASIC ELEMENTS OF VIDEO
SOUND
LIGHT
STABILITY
CAMERA
WORK LIGHT
CAMERA

STABILITY
SOUND
SOUND

MICROPHONE

Audio-Technica
Omnidirectional Lavalier
Microphone ATR-3350
$24
STABILITY

TRIPODS

Velbon EX-330 ($40)
Joby GorillaPod ($30)
 
CAMERA
DSLR

Canon 3Ti ($600)
Canon 60D ($800 used)

Panasonic GH3 ($1500)
CAMERA
CONSUMER

PANASONIC V520
($250)
Also can livestream

CANON 8GB VIXIA HF R40
($250)
Has built in memory

CHECK THAT ...
CAMERA
(your phone)

KV Connection iPhone Mic adapter
LIGHT
SOUND

2 Microphones for interview
recording
Audio-Technica Omnidirectional
Lavalier Microphone ATR-3350
+ Headphone Split...
SOUND

ALWAYS USE
HEADPHONES!
ALTERNATIVE METHODS
cameras are everywhere! Why not use them?
• 
• 
• 
• 

Quicktime Screen Capture
YouTube Broadcast/Hang...
Screen Capture
¨ 

Mac
n  Quicktime

Player (free)

File > New Screen Recording
n  Select Mic source on window that pop...
QUICKTIME SCREEN RECORDING
YOUTUBE CAPTURE NOW
You Tube + Webcam + YouTube editor
YOUTUBE CAPTURE NOW
You Tube + Webcam + YouTube editor
YOUTUBE BROADCAST
AKA Hangouts on Air
GOOGLE HANGOUT
POST-PRODUCTION
•  iMovie
•  YouTube editor
•  Premiere Pro
•  In camera editing
POST-PRODUCTION
PC : Windows Movie Maker or other Free Software

http://
www.techradar.com/
news/software/
applications/be...
POST-PRODUCTION
Free: Audacity sound editing (PC and Mac)
POST-PRODUCTION
Transcoding files with Quicktime

ALWAYS USE
HEADPHONES!
SOUND

Sennheiser Wireless Mic Kit $630"

AudioTechnica ATR-3350 Wired Mic $17.17"
LIGHT

Impact flood style 3 kit $145
STABILITY

Pearstone
$70
CAMERA

DSLR
Challenges of DSLR Video
Lenses
¨  Depth of field
¨  Focus
¨  Exposure
¨  Time limits
¨ 
Modes of Production
Talking Head
¨  Interview
¨  Over the shoulder
¨  Handheld examination
¨  Tour
¨  Conversation
¨...
Modes of production
Stages of production
¨ 

¨ 

¨ 

Pre-Production
• 
Planning meetings
• 
Scripting, Storyboarding
Production
• 
Shooting...
Planning a Video
¨ 

AUDIENCE
¤  Who

¨ 

do you want to tell your story to?

GOAL
¤  What

¨ 

do you want to achiev...
Audience
¨ 

Think about giving a speech to a crowd…
Who is the 1 person you are directing that
speech to?
n Ex.

1 : Co...
Goal
¨ 

What is the core goal of the video?
¤  Capture

a technique for using a material or tool
¤  Advocate for the n...
Content
¨ 

Preparing ideas for video
n Lab

Tour: share the layout and tools used in the lab

n  Interview: What is co...
Duration
Make several short videos not one long one
¨  Keep it as short as possible
¨  Don't be precious with your conte...
INTERVIEWS
Carefully write your questions to help reach your goal
INTERVIEWS

Impact flood style 3 kit $145

5-questions-gregory-smith-phd-otto-n-frenzel-iii-senior-conservation-scientist
INTERVIEWS
•  Shoot videos a second time
•  Pretend something went wrong if you need to
convince your subject
•  Test out ...
BASIC FILM
SCHOOL
Composition
• 
• 
• 
• 

Space
Line
Light
Color & Tone
LINE
SPACE
SPACE
SPACE
LIGHT
LIGHT
COLOR & TONE
COLOR & TONE
Contact
Anna Chiaretta Lavatelli
Assistant Director of Digital Media
Balboa Park Online Collaborative
2131 Pan American Pl...
Editing Video
In-camera
¨  iMovie
¨  Adobe Premiere
¨  YouTube
¨ 
File Formats
¨ 

Codecs : Code / Decode
n  H.264,

¨ 

DNXHD, Apple ProRes, Photo JPG

Format/Container
n  .mp4

(MP4 ...
Storage
¨ 

Archive Format
n  Photo

¨ 

JPG

Realistic Archive Format
n  DNXHD,

¨ 

Apple ProRes, AVC-INTRA

Even m...
Formating for web (YouTube)
Codec : H.264
¨  Container : .mp4
¨  Bitrate… It’s all about file size: 500 Mb – 1 Gb
¨ 

n...
Exporting
¨ 

Adobe Premiere Elements:
n  http://tv.adobe.com/watch/learn-premiere-elements-8/

exporting-video-files/

...
Storage
Hard Drives
¨  Backups
¨  The Cloud
¨  Keep raw footage?
¨  “Archive” formats
¨ 

(be nice to IT staff)
Best Practices
¨ 

Video community is still working on this…
n  We

¨ 

have piles of hard drives

All files should hav...
Uploading to CR
Uploading to YouTube
¨  Public vs. Unlisted
¨  Creative Commons
¨  Adding to Conservation Reel website
...
What’s next?
CR Video Contest
¨  Capture your current project as a case study
¨  Practice shooting interviews
¨  Lexico...
Resources
¨ 

Sound
¤ 
¤ 
¤ 

¨ 

Forums
¤ 
¤ 

¨ 

¤ 

B&H Photo
Cinema 5D, and similar DSLR video forums

Video...
Equipment Links
¨ 

Sound
n  iPhone/iPad

Adapter with headphone port
n  Polsen Lav Mic, Audio-Technica Lav Mic
n  Hea...
Anna Chiaretta Lavatelli
Project Manager of Conservation Reel
info@conservationreel.org
Thank you
Susan Chun, Chair of Con...
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Conservation Reel is a project to gather and present video on art conservation and collections care in an online resource intended for museum and conservation professionals, students, and interested members of the general public. The project started in 2011 with support from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation.

This presentation was delivered to students in the conservation programs at Buffalo State and New York University.

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  1. 1. Conservation Reel Video Workshop www.conservationreel.org ANNA CHIARETTA LAVATELLI ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF DIGITAL MEDIA BALBOA PARK ONLINE COLLABORATIVE aclavatelli@bpoc.org  
  2. 2. BPOC serves 17 museums and organizations in Balboa Park
  3. 3. BPOC serves 17 museums and organizations in Balboa Park
  4. 4. CONSERVATION REEL Introduction Anna Chiaretta Lavatelli, Project Manager aclavatelli@bpoc.org @annachiaretta #ConservationReel
  5. 5. What is Conservation Reel? Funded by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation
  6. 6. conservationreel.org
  7. 7. Website Features Many layers of “taxonomy” for videos ¨  SlideShare uploads ¨  Sound file support ¨  PDF/Doc uploads ¨  Associated web links ¨  YouTube embedding to use captioning and translation features ¨  Create series of videos ¨ 
  8. 8. Why Video? Movement = Time + Space
  9. 9. Why Video? Movement = Time + Space
  10. 10. When does it make sense to use video? Space ¨  Time ¨  Movement ¨  Interview/Discussion ¨ 
  11. 11. Categories Documentation ¨  Education ¨  Examination ¨  Preventive conservation ¨  Research ¨  Treatment ¨ 
  12. 12. Types of video Case Study ¨  Conference lecture documentation ¨  Examination ¨  Documentation ¨  Interview/conversation ¨  Question ¨  Response ¨  Technique/demonstration ¨ 
  13. 13. Creating Conversation Skype interviews ¨  Google Hangout panel discussions ¨  Capture questions ¨  Respond to other videos ¨ 
  14. 14. Innovation ¨  Video as a lab notebook n  Experiment n  Document n  Show techniques n  Share knowledge ¨  There isn’t a wrong way to produce video n  Try out ideas n  Produce informal content
  15. 15. CONSERVATION REEL Creating Video Content •  •  •  •  •  •  Elements of production Equipment to use Alternative capture methods Editing/file management Planning a shoot Basic film school
  16. 16. Elements of Production ¨  ¨  ¨  ¨  Sound Light Stability Camera
  17. 17. Sound Select the appropriate microphone for your project ¨  Always use headphones when recording! ¨  Listen to the space before you start recording ¨  Turn off things that make noise that you aren’t using ¨  n  Refridgerators n  Computers n  Air ¨  vents Move away from noisy things, close doors and windows, and point your microphone away from noisy things
  18. 18. Light More light is always better ¨  Use desklamps & worklamps to light your subject ¨  Accounting for light color temperature ¨  Camera exposure – shutterspeed/iris ¨  Gain should only be used if there is no other option ¨ 
  19. 19. Stability ¨  Use a tripod unless you need to move the camera n  Around an object to show it in space n  To get closer to the work area you are showing (keep in mind you may need macro lens) n  To give a tour/move through a space ¨  Is your camera moving? n  PRACTICE the movements you will make, movement can be great to show elements of your work, but is challenging.
  20. 20. Camera ¨  What makes a good camera? n  Mic input n  Lux n  Zoom n  Resolution n  Manual Controls Exposure (F-stop) n  Shutter Speed n  White Balance n  Focus n  n  Full Auto is OK (first time you will ever hear this)
  21. 21. When content is good quality is less important
  22. 22. Lo-Fi Video Capture Options Consumer Handicam ¨  Smartphone Video Camera ¨  Webcam ¨  Screen Capture ¨  Stills w/ voiceover ¨ 
  23. 23. Tiny Production (work light, lavaliere mic, tripod, iPhone 4s)
  24. 24. BASIC ELEMENTS OF VIDEO SOUND LIGHT STABILITY CAMERA
  25. 25. WORK LIGHT CAMERA STABILITY
  26. 26. SOUND
  27. 27. SOUND MICROPHONE Audio-Technica Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone ATR-3350 $24
  28. 28. STABILITY TRIPODS Velbon EX-330 ($40) Joby GorillaPod ($30)  
  29. 29. CAMERA DSLR Canon 3Ti ($600) Canon 60D ($800 used) Panasonic GH3 ($1500)
  30. 30. CAMERA CONSUMER PANASONIC V520 ($250) Also can livestream CANON 8GB VIXIA HF R40 ($250) Has built in memory CHECK THAT THESE HAVE MIC INPUTS
  31. 31. CAMERA (your phone) KV Connection iPhone Mic adapter
  32. 32. LIGHT
  33. 33. SOUND 2 Microphones for interview recording Audio-Technica Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone ATR-3350 + Headphone Splitter
  34. 34. SOUND ALWAYS USE HEADPHONES!
  35. 35. ALTERNATIVE METHODS cameras are everywhere! Why not use them? •  •  •  •  Quicktime Screen Capture YouTube Broadcast/Hangout YouTube Capture Now Google Hangout
  36. 36. Screen Capture ¨  Mac n  Quicktime Player (free) File > New Screen Recording n  Select Mic source on window that pops up n  ¨  PC n  Camstudio n  (free) Need to set resolution and select sound in options menu
  37. 37. QUICKTIME SCREEN RECORDING
  38. 38. YOUTUBE CAPTURE NOW You Tube + Webcam + YouTube editor
  39. 39. YOUTUBE CAPTURE NOW You Tube + Webcam + YouTube editor
  40. 40. YOUTUBE BROADCAST AKA Hangouts on Air
  41. 41. GOOGLE HANGOUT
  42. 42. POST-PRODUCTION •  iMovie •  YouTube editor •  Premiere Pro •  In camera editing
  43. 43. POST-PRODUCTION PC : Windows Movie Maker or other Free Software http:// www.techradar.com/ news/software/ applications/bestfree-video-editingsoftware-9-topprograms-you-shoulddownload-1136264
  44. 44. POST-PRODUCTION Free: Audacity sound editing (PC and Mac)
  45. 45. POST-PRODUCTION Transcoding files with Quicktime ALWAYS USE HEADPHONES!
  46. 46. SOUND Sennheiser Wireless Mic Kit $630" AudioTechnica ATR-3350 Wired Mic $17.17"
  47. 47. LIGHT Impact flood style 3 kit $145
  48. 48. STABILITY Pearstone $70
  49. 49. CAMERA DSLR
  50. 50. Challenges of DSLR Video Lenses ¨  Depth of field ¨  Focus ¨  Exposure ¨  Time limits ¨ 
  51. 51. Modes of Production Talking Head ¨  Interview ¨  Over the shoulder ¨  Handheld examination ¨  Tour ¨  Conversation ¨ 
  52. 52. Modes of production
  53. 53. Stages of production ¨  ¨  ¨  Pre-Production •  Planning meetings •  Scripting, Storyboarding Production •  Shooting footage •  gathering supplemental content Post-Production •  Editing the acquired materials into a final product. •  Montage, graphics, color, sound mixing, etc.
  54. 54. Planning a Video ¨  AUDIENCE ¤  Who ¨  do you want to tell your story to? GOAL ¤  What ¨  do you want to achieve? CONTENT ¤  What do you want to say?
  55. 55. Audience ¨  Think about giving a speech to a crowd… Who is the 1 person you are directing that speech to? n Ex. 1 : Colleagues established as photographs conservators n Ex. 2 : Registrars working with traveling exhibitions
  56. 56. Goal ¨  What is the core goal of the video? ¤  Capture a technique for using a material or tool ¤  Advocate for the need of better funding of conservation ¤  Document a case study so that you have a record of how you dealt with a particular project ¤  Start dialogue with colleagues about a new material/ technology to weigh out pros and cons
  57. 57. Content ¨  Preparing ideas for video n Lab Tour: share the layout and tools used in the lab n  Interview: What is conservation and how does it fit into our culture as a society? n  Case Study: To document the use of a material/tool to reveal information about an artists work n  Technique: How an object can safely be displayed without visual distraction
  58. 58. Duration Make several short videos not one long one ¨  Keep it as short as possible ¨  Don't be precious with your content ¨  n  Cut out anything that doesn’t help explain what is happening and don’t be redundant n  http://www.cr.nps.gov/museum/publications/ conserveogram/cons_toc.html
  59. 59. INTERVIEWS Carefully write your questions to help reach your goal
  60. 60. INTERVIEWS Impact flood style 3 kit $145 5-questions-gregory-smith-phd-otto-n-frenzel-iii-senior-conservation-scientist
  61. 61. INTERVIEWS •  Shoot videos a second time •  Pretend something went wrong if you need to convince your subject •  Test out questions to see if you are getting the types of answers you hope to •  Take your time, set up in advance •  Check light and sound •  If something goes wrong mid interview, don’t be afraid to stop the interview and start again •  Say: “That was a great thought, but someone slammed a door in the middle of it. Can you please start again?”
  62. 62. BASIC FILM SCHOOL Composition •  •  •  •  Space Line Light Color & Tone
  63. 63. LINE
  64. 64. SPACE
  65. 65. SPACE
  66. 66. SPACE
  67. 67. LIGHT
  68. 68. LIGHT
  69. 69. COLOR & TONE
  70. 70. COLOR & TONE
  71. 71. Contact Anna Chiaretta Lavatelli Assistant Director of Digital Media Balboa Park Online Collaborative 2131 Pan American Plaza San Diego, CA 92104 aclavatelli @ bpoc.org @annachiaretta #conservationreel info@conservationreel.org Conversing to Conserve | conservationreel.org
  72. 72. Editing Video In-camera ¨  iMovie ¨  Adobe Premiere ¨  YouTube ¨ 
  73. 73. File Formats ¨  Codecs : Code / Decode n  H.264, ¨  DNXHD, Apple ProRes, Photo JPG Format/Container n  .mp4 (MP4 container), .mov (Quicktime container)… Bitrate ¨  Type dependent on end use and desired size ¨ 
  74. 74. Storage ¨  Archive Format n  Photo ¨  JPG Realistic Archive Format n  DNXHD, ¨  Apple ProRes, AVC-INTRA Even more realistic Archive format, but lossy n  QT H.264 full quality n  MP4 H.264 ¨  Keeping original footage
  75. 75. Formating for web (YouTube) Codec : H.264 ¨  Container : .mp4 ¨  Bitrate… It’s all about file size: 500 Mb – 1 Gb ¨  n  Lectures (45min +) 1-2 mbps n  Short videos 5-15 mbps n  iMovie/Movie Maker will calculate bitrates for you
  76. 76. Exporting ¨  Adobe Premiere Elements: n  http://tv.adobe.com/watch/learn-premiere-elements-8/ exporting-video-files/ ¨  Apple iMovie n  http://support.apple.com/kb/ht3130 ¨  Adobe Media Encoder n  http://tv.adobe.com/watch/moving-to-adobe-premiere-pro-/ exporting-with-adobe-media-encoder/ ¨  QuickTime n  http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/importing-and- exporting-files-with-quicktime.html
  77. 77. Storage Hard Drives ¨  Backups ¨  The Cloud ¨  Keep raw footage? ¨  “Archive” formats ¨  (be nice to IT staff)
  78. 78. Best Practices ¨  Video community is still working on this… n  We ¨  have piles of hard drives All files should have 2 Locations & 3 copies ¤  Example: n  Hard n  drive for active editing LaCie-Rugged-Firewire-Portable 1TB n  Backup drive for keeping current copies of EVERYTHING n  Seagate-Expansion-Desktop-External n  2nd Backup on drive /or/ Cloud n  Backblaze unlimited backup www.backblaze.com
  79. 79. Uploading to CR Uploading to YouTube ¨  Public vs. Unlisted ¨  Creative Commons ¨  Adding to Conservation Reel website ¨ 
  80. 80. What’s next? CR Video Contest ¨  Capture your current project as a case study ¨  Practice shooting interviews ¨  Lexicon Project ¨  Set up a Google Hangout panel discussion ¨ 
  81. 81. Resources ¨  Sound ¤  ¤  ¤  ¨  Forums ¤  ¤  ¨  ¤  B&H Photo Cinema 5D, and similar DSLR video forums Video Aggregators ¤  ¨  www.CreativeCow.net Product forums/lessons on Apple and Adobe websites Learning about Equipment ¤  ¨  www.Freesound.org www.RoyaltyFreeMusic.com Make friends with musicians www.ArtBabble.com Other Tools ¤  ¤  Transcription: https://castingwords.com/ File Transcoding: http://www.zamzar.com/
  82. 82. Equipment Links ¨  Sound n  iPhone/iPad Adapter with headphone port n  Polsen Lav Mic, Audio-Technica Lav Mic n  Headphone splitter for using 2 Mics Belkin-Speaker-and-Headphone-Splitter ¨  Tripods n  Joby GorillaPod n  Big Joby GorillaPod n  Learning about Equipment ¨  Retailer n  http://www.bhphotovideo.com/
  83. 83. Anna Chiaretta Lavatelli Project Manager of Conservation Reel info@conservationreel.org Thank you Susan Chun, Chair of Conservation Reel Advisory Committee Conservation Reel Advisory Committee BPOC Development Team IMA Conservation and Conservation Science Departments Balboa Art Conservation Center Buffalo State Art Conservation Program NYU Art Conservation Program Conversing to Conserve | conservationreel.org
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