Thank you for booking a session to record your personal film for The Creative Community Living Directory
Preparing for Our Zoom Session
You will need a device with a webcam - this could be a desktop, laptop or tablet.
Please set yourself up somewhere as quiet as possible, away from all distractions, where you won't be disturbed. (Pop a note on the door if you need to).
Sit on an upright chair, facing or side on to a window, but not with a window behind you. Check that your face is well lit and not in shadow. Maybe have a lamp available nearby in case it's needed for extra light to illuminate your face. We can work that out at the beginning of the call.
Position yourself somewhere with a plain backgroundor if that isn't possible, take a moment to make sure you are happy with what is in view behind you.
Take some time experimenting with the positioning of your webcam. It needs to be at eye level, or slightly above. Have some books or magazines to hand to adjust the position if needed before we begin filming.
Ideally, just your head and shoulders should be framed on the screen, which may mean sitting closer to the camera than you usually do.