Help Equip Students to Make Disciples of All Nations

Host a Course Video Recording Session

Thank you for choosing to host a Christian Life School of Theology Global (CLSTG) course video recording session. You are helping create opportunities for students all over the world to be equipped for the call of God and make disciples of all nations.

This partner school guide is designed to help you in preparation for the recording of a live course. If you have any questions, please contact us at courses@clstglobal.org.

Who to Contact

We are here to answer any questions you may have about recording or airing a course. Please don’t hesitate to reach out.

In order to capture the best resolution video and audio, we have compiled a “base standard” required list of recording devices for your live course.

  • At least two video sources should be recording at or above 720p resolution video. 1080p or higher would be preferable.
  • Preferably, you should be transcoding to MP4 file type (although AVI or MOV formats are acceptable as well).
  • The video frame rate should be 30fps (30 frames per second).
  • Your audio capture device needs to record in stereo at 128kbs or above.
  • Preferably, you should be transcoding to WAV filetype (although MP3 is acceptable as well).
  • For a list of suggested sound capturing devices and/or software, please contact us.
  • Please make sure your subject is well lit with minimal shadows on the subject's face.
  • The aperture on your video device should be configured in a way as to create minimal “artifacting” or video grain in low lit situations.
  • Please make sure both video recording devices are stabilized on tripods or other affixed surfaces to avoid moving or shaking during recording.
  • Use one camera angle at long (or "full") shot: A full shot frames the subject from head to toes, with the subject roughly filling the frame.
  • Use one camera angle at medium shot: A medium shot shows part of the subject in more detail. For a person, a medium shot typically frames them from about waist up. (This is one of the most common cinematic shots, as it focuses on a subject while still showing some environment.)
  • Use the white balance functions on the camera to get the truest color recording for your recording space.
  • Live switching between camera shots is preferred, but not necessary for raw course video upload.
  • The shots need to be centered on the speaker at all times. Please place a cameraman to follow if instructor moves around frequently.
  • Make sure the audio source for your instructor is clean, present, and is not “overdriving” or “clipping” above the red in your audio capturing device.
  • Avoid fabric or hair interfering with the audio capture that might produce a “scratching” sound when instructor moves.
  • Shipping of physical media is greatly encouraged for video files over 8G in file size. If your files can be compressed without loss of image quality to fit this guideline please do so. If you wish to send your files over file sharing or hosting site please email the link to: courses@clstglobal.org.
  • Please also send any digital media that the instructor desires to be shown during the video.
  • Video files need to be MP4, AVI, or MOV.
  • Audio files need to be WAV or MP3 at or above 128kbs.

If you choose to air the recording of this course live, here are a few extra requirements that go along with this process:

Live video/audio switching is necessary for a live course. You will need accompanying hardware/software to make live video switching happen.
  • Suggested hardware: Blackmagic ATEM Mini
  • Suggested software: OBS with Zoom
A connection through Zoom to the CLSTG Learning Management System (LMS) is required to broadcast on the LMS. Please contact Russ Schroeder.
We know this setup can be intimidating, especially the first time around. We are here to assist you, so please do not hesitate to contact us.