Instructions & Image Quality

We are asking for a 60 to 90 second max total time for each video Please leave 5-10 seconds before you start and end the recording of the video to leave time for transitioning.

  • Choose a location with bright, even lighting that does not cast harsh shadows.
    • If you are shooting outdoors, position yourself with the sun high in the sky and behind the camera, or shoot in the shade.
    • If you are shooting indoors, turn the ceiling lights on.
    • Avoid filming directly in front of windows or other strong light sources.
  • Keep your subject’s entire head and shoulders in the frame.
  • Leave enough space below the neck to place a name caption.
  • Record with your device turned horizontal to resemble a television screen.

**Do not edit or add in your own name plate.**
Centenary University will add this in to create consistency across each video.

Sound Quality

Audio quality is often more important than image quality. For best results:

  • Position the camera within three to four feet of the subject. If you are farther away, the device’s built-in microphone will pick up room sounds such as heating and air conditioning, and if the subject’s voice is too soft, he/she will have to shout.
  • Be aware of the sounds around you when recording outdoors.

Video Submissions for the Arden D. Melick ’60 Tribute Video
If you have any questions, please reach out to

Submit Your Video

Centenary University has set up a Dropbox Request for videos to be uploaded. Please name your video file with your first and last name. Example: john_doe.mp4

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