If you’re a thin, beautiful, and twenty-something, this article is soooo not for you. Trust me, you are going to look great on video. Although, consider bookmarking this and coming back in ten years or so.
For the rest of us, who’ve been on this earth a little longer and have a face and body to prove it, I have a few helpful tips for the next time you appear on video.
If you are a little heavier than you would like to be, sit at an angle to the camera. This is a much more flattering shot, because you will look wider if you face the camera directly. While sitting in a chair or standing, turn your body about a 45 degree angle away from the camera with your head still facing the lens or the producer. This may feel a little unnatural, but you’ll look good and that’s all the matters, right?
Professional videographers know these tips, so if you question them about one of these, do so gently. They may have an overall look to their video they want to accomplish and these shots may not fit into their theme. You don’t want to come across like a Prima Donna. You want the videographer on your side to make you look the best you can be.
On a personal note, I think getting old is a beautiful thing. While I’m all for looking the best I can be in photos, video and in person, I think facial lines add so much character and depth to your look, personality and soul. Wear your wrinkles proudly.
About the author:
Deborah Shapiro is a producer, videographer, and editor for her Akron – Cleveland based business, Montrose Video where she specializes in web videos for large and small businesses. She likes to hike, has two dogs, two cats, is a part-time vegetarian and loves really good chocolate.
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