What NOT to Wear For Video

It’s your first video shoot and you couldn’t be more excited until you look in your closet and you realize that you have no clue about what you should wear for you big debut. This video will focus on what is appropriate to wear and not to wear for your video shoot.


· What color should you avoid on camera?

· Who should you ask about the video background color?

· Why is it important to know if you will be recorded from the waist up or full body?

· What types of jewelry and patterns should you avoid?

· What will happen if you wear green against a green screen?


So you’ve gotten the preparation in, you’ve done some training, and now you’re ready to deliver. These videos will help you know what to do during the speech.

Lights. Camera. Action. You’ve been asked to give a presentation, and it’s going to be on video. But what are you going to wear? You’ve never done this before.

One of the good things that you can do right away is communicate with your video producer. This person will know what to tell you about how to choose your attire for the event. For example, ask about what your background’s going to be. If it’s going to be white, you don’t want to wear anything with a lot of white in it. And bright whites in general, not so good on camera. If it’s going to be a green screen you can’t wear anything with green because it’s going to wash it out. So ask your producer these questions.

Additionally, it’s good for you as a speaker to know are you going to be filmed fully body or just above the waist, because that can affect your attire choice as well. So when you’re going into the studio, much like a face to face presentation, avoid the dangly jewelry and the really busy patterns on your ties or on your shirt. Stick to things that are mono-color, simple, and clean. That will help get a better picture which will help present you more clearly and give more credibility.


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