A Guide to Looking Good on Camera
So... you’re going to be on-set with us and take your talents in front of the camera? That’s absolutely fantastic! We can’t wait to collaborate with you. Don’t worry if you’re new to this experience; we understand that filming might be unfamiliar territory for you. But fear not! We’re all friends here, and our aim is to ensure you look and feel your best while minimizing any pre-shoot jitters. To assist you, we’ve put together a short list of what to expect during filming and this little guide to make sure you are looking good on camera.
Always ask Questions
First and foremost, our biggest tip is to never hesitate to ask questions. We’ve been through this process countless times. And we know that each person brings something unique to a shoot, and in this case, you are simply bringing your best self. Stepping onto the set may naturally stir up some nervousness or anxiety, but try your best to relax—there’s absolutely no pressure.
We’re more than happy to walk you through the process, explain the purpose of each piece of equipment, clarify what we hope to capture from you, or just talk about things to help you get comfortable and relax! Rest assured, there won’t be anyone sitting on a mighty throne, barking orders. We’re all here to foster a smooth and enjoyable experience for everyone involved.
When you look your best and feel your best, your will give you best on-camera performance. And that starts with your outfit!
What to Wear/Video Shoot Wardrobe
When selecting your outfit (or as we say in the biz, “wardrobe”), we have a few tips to share. One of the most critical aspect to consider is logos. While that shoe brand or your favorite sports team may be incredibly cool, they aren't always the best for on camera. So, we generally request that you minimize the presence of big brand logos—unless, of course, it's your company's logo or you’re representing the organization in the video. In that case, feel free to proudly wear it!
Additionally, it’s essential to prioritize your comfort when choosing what to wear. If you’re not at ease in your clothes, it may reflect in your body language and how you portray yourself on-camera, hindering the natural and genuine representation of “YOU.” Opt for outfits that make you feel comfortable and confident, as we strive to capture the most authentic version of yourself.
If you’re unsure about what exactly to wear, feel free to bring a few options. We’d rather have more choices to work with than be limited. We can even take photos and seek your input on which outfit suits you best. So, always pack an extra set of clothes, just in case. With multiple options available, you can never go wrong!
Contacts Vs. Glasses
If possible, wearing contact lenses on the day of filming is preferable. The various lights and camera angles we’ll be using can create challenges with glasses, such as glare or light refracting into the lens. However, we completely understand if you don’t have contacts or if people would recognize you more with your glasses. We can absolutely work around them, and as mentioned earlier, your comfort is paramount.
Jewelry is a key to bringing together any outfit. So by all means, wear it. The only request we have regarding jewelry is to ensure that it doesn’t create excessive noise when you move. Some of us tend to talk with our hands, and if bracelets jingle together or dangle, they may generate additional noise that could be picked up by the microphone and camera. The same goes for necklaces and large earrings. However, if they’re relatively quiet, please feel free to wear them and let your style shine!
You are ready!
So are you ready to unleash your star power on set? We can't wait to have you join us. So, leave those nerves at the door because we’ve got your back. Remember, asking questions is not only allowed but encouraged! We’ll be your on-set encyclopedia, ready to share all the behind-the-scenes secrets, and maybe even the funniest TikTok we just watched. When it comes to wardrobe, leave the logos in the closet, and choose outfits that make you feel like a million bucks (or at least a couple of thousand). And if you’re a jewelry aficionado, let’s keep it classy but quiet—no clinking bracelets stealing the spotlight.
With our team’s expertise and your natural talent, we’re about to create some seriously incredible content. Lights, camera, and let’s show ’em what you’re made of!