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1. Find a quiet location with as little background noise as possible.
2. Place the camera close to the person being recorded - about 2 - 3 feet away will give a good view of the face and upper body. This is important for or hand and body gestures, which are part of language too.
3. When recording two or more people having a conversation, try to place the camera in the middle, about 2 3 feet away. Make sure everybody being recorded is in the frame of the camera view.
4. Try not to move the camera around, or back and forth between people in a conversation. Rather, place the camera so everyone is in view.
5. Speakers try not to move around too much while being recorded. Some movement is okay, but you want to make sure you are always in the camera view so you can be seen and heard clearly.
6. If the person being recorded would like to demonstrate or point to something (like a wordless book), move the camera back so that both the speaker and object are in view. A view of what is in the speakers nearby environment is important information too!
7. Try to have the recording be in the native language as much as possible avoid going back and forth between languages if you can.
8. Please start all recordings with this script (read by each speaker):
9. Here are some ideas for things to talk about:
10. You can make and upload as many recordings as you like. Each video should be 5 10 minutes in length.
11. Dont edit the video upload it as is.
12. Last of all, remember to press the record button!
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