So you’ve got an on-camera interview coming up? ￼Here are a few tips on what to wear when you’re in front ￼of the lens, and what you can expect during an interview.
￼￼The camera looks for the predominant value in the scene so it can balance ￼everything else. With the technology in mind, here are our suggestions for outfit options.
￼Keep in mind that these suggestions are meant to harmonize the aesthetic, not ￼to stifle your clothing options or personality.
We strongly recommend bringing at least two or three outfit options, as the ￼surrounding environment will also play a key factor in overall appearance.
￼This section is applicable to both men and women.
During a recording you may be asked to wear a lapel microphone. The ￼lapel microphone is a small microphone with a clip that attaches to your ￼clothing, as close to your mouth as feasible.
You may also be asked to clip on a small box (known as a ‘transmitter’). This transmitter sends out the signal from the microphone to a receiver (usually positioned somewhere else in the room). The audio engineer ￼will control the sound levels from the receiver. ￼The advantage of wearing a lapel microphone is that it gives you, the speaker, freedom of movement. And also it gives the audio engineer ￼quality sound for use in the video production.
There may also be a boom microphone installed in the room, typically above or below the camera sight lines, in front of you. The sound from the boom mic will assist the audio engineer in capturing both ambient ￼noise and offer a richer, fuller sound to the audio of your dialogue.
You're dressed to impress and ready to go. What happens when you're in front of the camera?
Interested in learning more about the video production process? If you're interested in doing your own interviews, or any other videos, check out Demystifying the Video Production Process to give yourself a solid start!
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