Video Introduction Instructions
Video Cheat Sheet
Horizontal & Steady
When filming your introduction, always hold the phone/camera horizontally in landscape mode. Try to use a tripod/grip/gimbal/selfie stick or well-placed stack of books to keep filming steady, or ask a friend to help!
Audio is the most important part of a video! A video with bad audio is unwatchable. When you are presenting to the camera, make sure you find a space away from the hustle and bustle of people chatting and check for any repetitive/annoying background sounds. Make sure you are speaking clearly.
It's important to have a well-lit shot, but try not to record in direct sunlight as this can cause you to look overexposed and squinty. It's best to film in the shade, facing the natural or artificial light.
Always be mindful of how you're framing yourself. Try to keep to one side of the shot (following the rule of thirds) with the camera at eye level. It's important to not cut off the top of your head in the frame.