Me, Myself & My Camera: Implementing Video Production Solo

When:  Aug 2, 2021 from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM (CT)

Learning Objectives

  • Understand and recognize the video-ready equipment they already have and learn what other tools may be useful
  • Discover best practices for shooting video and recording audio as a solo crew
  • Learn tips and tricks for editing video to create a great final product
  • Tips for being safe and social distancing in the creative process


In today’s social media world, it is well known that video is king. In the association world, however, factors like small staff, limited resources, and lack of time and expertise may seem to hinder the ability to produce the video. Often, communicators will avoid utilizing video because they feel unqualified, undertrained, or unequipped to create video content. But, with a camera, tripod, and a few video tricks, implementing a video strategy is easier than you’d think. In this session, participants will learn how Nicole operates as a one-person video crew, see the equipment she uses, and learn tricks to make the editing process less daunting.


Nicole Volk

Nicole Volk is the Director of Communications & Marketing at the Ohio AgriBusiness Association, where she is responsible for all aspects of association communications including social media management, event promotion, press release, and news writing, graphic design, photography, and videography. Nicole is a self-taught videographer, having taken her skills in photography to a new level by watching YouTube tutorials and shadowing a professional videographer, with a healthy dose of trial and error on the side. Nicole graduated from The Ohio State University in December 2016 with a bachelor's degree in agricultural communication and public affairs. In her free time, Nicole runs a side baking business, Volk Sweets, and is an avid nature photographer and gym enthusiast. Nicole and her husband Matt reside in Columbus, Ohio. 

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