DENVER — Video conferencing has become our new normal, and there are some tricks to getting it right. It's more than what you say in your next video conference...it's how you look. Bad backgrounds or poor lighting can be extremely distracting to your audience. So take a few moments to incorporate a few fundamentals into your next video conference. Watch as COCO Correspondent and Gadget expert and Author of Gadget Nation Steve Greenberg tales you through the how-tos.
1. Have depth. It doesn't look good to be standing right against a wall.
2. Low Angles Are Unflattering. Do your best to have the camera shooting directly at you or a little above you. A camera angle shooting up at you is not as appealing. Frame your shot so that your head isn't too low in the frame.
3. Use your light correctly. Light sources should be shining on your face, not your back. Watch Steve's example of shooting from in-front of a window...ick.
4. And make sure whatever is in the background of your shot is what you want to be in the shot. Avoid clutter. Add your logo.
Use these tips to make your next video conference a success. Hang in there!
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