Here's a new video I made for the New York Institute of Photography.
The logistics were:
shot with Canon GL1, using natural light until the day faded away (then a little tungsten bounce light was added to brighten the room a bit)More on fixing those "minor goofs" later.
each contest judge was recorded with a lapel lavalier microphone, then the general judging was done with the built-in camera microphone
the piece was edited, minor goofs were fixed and especially sound clean up done (since it was in a room where it would have been terrible to turn off the air conditioner)
and a pristine H264 format MPEG 4 file was exported (with some experimenting, a very very clean output was produced with a file about 42MB in filesize)
this was then uploaded to YouTube.com -- where they have special elves that make it look very poorly compressed -- and totally low-resolution whenever there's a cross dissolve or a fade-out-fade-in dissolve