Video Recording Styles: Choosing the Right Recording Style (Lecture 8)

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When it comes to recording landscape, there are three video recording styles you can employ to engage your audience effectively. These styles are described below:-

  • Full-screen style
  • The Corner style
  • The Voice style

In this article, we will explore each style in detail and discuss their specific applications in creating engaging and impactful video presentations.

Full-Screen Style: Captivating Your Audience from the Start

In the full-screen video recording style, you utilize your camera to film yourself in full screen, just like you see the speaker in above given picture. This style is typically employed at the beginning of lectures to present the “why” behind the topic.

This style allows you to establish a personal connection with your viewers and create a strong impact. However, it is important to note that the full-screen style is usually used only for introductory segments and to set the context for the rest of the presentation.

Corner Style: Balancing Visuals and Engagement

The corner style involves filming yourself in a smaller size and positioning it in one of the corners of the screen. This style is often used in conjunction with either a PowerPoint presentation or an on-screen display.

By placing your video feed in the corner, you provide viewers with the option to focus on the visuals while also keeping them engaged by having your presence visible. This style is highly effective in maintaining audience attention throughout the presentation. It is the preferred method of teaching employed in many lectures.

Learn more about planning your videos.

Voice Style: Letting Your Words Take Center Stage

The voice style emphasizes your audio narration while omitting your video feed or physical presence from the screen. When using the voice style, your viewers will see either the content displayed on your screen (in the case of an on-screen presentation) or the slides of your PowerPoint.

By focusing solely on the auditory aspect, this style allows your audience to concentrate on your words and the visual elements you provide. It is particularly useful when the visuals themselves are the key focus of the presentation.

Which Style to choose?

Selecting the appropriate recording style is crucial for creating effective and engaging video presentations. By understanding the distinctions between the full-screen, corner, and voice styles, you can tailor your approach to best suit the content and goals of your presentation.

Whether you aim to establish a personal connection, balance visuals with engagement, or focus on audio narration, each style offers its unique advantages. Prepare yourself for your first recording session and embrace the power of video in captivating your audience.


Q: Can I use multiple video recording styles in a single video presentation?

A: Yes, you can incorporate multiple recording styles within a single video presentation. For example, you can start with the full-screen style for the introduction, switch to the corner style for the main content, and then transition to the voice style for the conclusion.

Mixing and matching styles can help maintain viewer interest and enhance the overall engagement of your video.

Q: What equipment do I need for video recording using these styles?

A: The equipment you need will depend on the specific recording style you choose. For the full-screen and corner styles, you will need a camera, a tripod or mount, and suitable lighting.

For the voice style, you will primarily need a high-quality microphone and a screen recording software if you are presenting with on-screen content. It’s essential to ensure good audio and video quality for a professional and engaging video presentation.

More about equipment will be discussed in the next lecture.

Q: Can I use the corner style with live presentations or webinars?

A: Yes, the corner style can be used effectively in live presentations or webinars. By integrating your live video feed into the corner of the screen while sharing your slides or on-screen content, you can maintain a personal connection with the audience and ensure that both the visuals and your presence are visible throughout the session.

Q: Is one recording style more effective than the others?

A: The effectiveness of a recording style depends on various factors, including the nature of your content, the audience’s preferences, and the goals of your presentation.

Each style offers unique advantages and can be effective when used appropriately. It’s important to consider your specific requirements and experiment with different styles to determine which one resonates best with your target audience.

Q: Can I switch recording styles within a single video presentation?

A: Yes, you can switch recording styles within a single video presentation to add variety and maintain viewer engagement. Transitioning between styles can help break the monotony and create visual interest.

However, it’s essential to ensure a smooth and seamless transition to avoid distracting the audience. Plan your transitions thoughtfully and ensure they align with the flow and purpose of your presentation.

In the next lecture, you will learn about the equipment setup required to embark on your video recording journey. We are excited to guide you through this process and help you create impactful video content.


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