It is time to think about your upcoming film shoot, but you are not sure what to wear. To keep you focussed on the filming, below are some tips on what someone can do to better prepare for being in front of a camera.
To avoid awkward fidgeting and face touching, make sure hair is kept out of the face. The focus should be on what the interviewee is saying, not on hair adjustments. Bring along your comb or brush to keep it handy for a refresh to settle ‘fly-aways’ but no major changes to the style so there is consistency with all your segments.
Some shots may require close-ups of hands on a keyboard, handling a phone call, etc. Therefore, it is recommended that all interviewees trim their fingernails as a minimum.
Nose or ear hair
Let’s not lie. While this may be a difficult subject to bring up, it is important to make sure that all nose hair is groomed so attention is not on the interviewee for the wrong reasons. The same can be true about ear hair. Before the day of the shoot, its recommended that you remove any unwanted hair.
Have foundation handy to cover any skin shine. Can’t convince your CEO to wear some foundation? At least have some mineral veil or loose powder to eliminate the shine. And if you wear full make up, keep it light and fresh. It’s good to have some lip balm on hand as well as it stops your lips from drying out during the interview.
Clothing – Colours vs patterns
The feeling of not knowing what to wear when appearing on camera can be an overwhelming experience. Additionally, not knowing what colors and clothing appropriate to wear in the video can add further anxiety. This is why a question such as ‘ What color clothing is suitable to wear when being filmed ‘ is a common one.
As a general rule, solid and rich colors look best on video and film. Try and avoid wearing bright white clothing which can dominate the screen. A safer color to wear would be a not-quite-white colors like light beige and light grey. Also, very pale colors may work better. Choose colors that compliment your skin tone and wear colors that make you feel comfortable and confident. For this video series please dress in a smart casual style. Note that we only request you not to wear green if there is green screen filming planned.
When it comes to selecting your on-camera wardrobe you should avoid clothing that has a lot of patterns. Try staying away from clothing that has stripes, plaids, and floral patterns. Unless you are trying to promote another brand avoid wearing clothing that has a logo written all over it. You are your brand, so consider wearing something that brings out your personality.
Best of luck with your video project