Welcome to our website! Campus Automated Rich Media Archiving (CARMA) is not currently recording new material, but we encourage you to browse our video collection.
We also have a number of resources for recording presentations that you might find useful. Find "Links & Resources" in the sidebar or click here.
What makes a good presentation? Interesting subject matter and engaging speakers are the most important items. But there are also a few simple things you can do to greatly improve the technical quality of the video itself.
Please let us know when you are ready to start, and verify that we are ready. Otherwise, the first part of your presentation may be lost.
If someone else is introducing you, have them use a microphone. If they don't, their words won't be audible on the recording.
Leave the room lights on. Without enough light, the recording will only show your silhouette.
Turn off your cell phone. Even when muted, phones can create interference.
We recommend not using laser pointers. While the pointer is great for a live audience, the camera won’t be able to pick it up, which may cause confusion for viewers watching online. Instead, try to use descriptions (“the second item” or “the graph in the lower right”) to direct the audience’s attention to specific slides.
It’s a good idea to repeat the question after the audience member asks it. People often don’t wait for a microphone to start talking, so others in the room may not be able to hear the whole question; repeating it also helps frame the question for the audience viewing the video online later.
Questions? Ask a CARMA staff member or email us.