Looking Your Best On Camera

Tips on clothing choices that work best on camera.

by Stuart Sweetow of Audio Visual Consultants

WARDROBE:
If you will be speaking on camera, please wear a shirt or blouse with a collar, or a jacket with a lapel; we may clip on a little microphone there. If you will be standing or walking on camera, please wear slacks or a skirt with a waistband or a belt; the other end of the microphone has a little power supply that attaches to a waistband or belt.

CLOTHING COLORS:
Avoid vivid colors unless they are accessories such as a tie or scarf. Bright red, green, orange and blue may not look good on the online video or DVD copies. Softer, muted colors are the best colors to wear, such as  tan, gray, light brown, muted teal, muted green and muted blue.  Solid colors are best. Avoid fine checks, stripes, herringbone and similar patterns. Avoid very glossy, sequined or metallic clothing.

GLASSES: Please avoid photo-sensitive glasses. They look like sunglasses under lights.

MAKEUP: Use very sparingly in all areas unless directed otherwise.

EYES: Eyeliner and mascara are okay if used lightly. Eye shadow should be avoided, especially dark colors or vibrant blues.

FACE: Use powder that closely matches your skin coloring. Be extremely cautious with blush because normal shades may stand out garishly on video.

LIPS: Use lighter color lipstick. Stay away from deep reds and extremely glossy types.

If you have questions about wardrobe or makeup, bring several options.

WE WANT YOU TO LOOK YOUR BEST.

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