How to Dress for the Camera And Look Your Best On Video
Whether you’re being interviewed, have been cast in a video, or are appearing as the subject in a video that you’re creating – it is important that you dress for the camera. Wearing the right clothes can make a world of difference when you’re being recorded, while the wrong ones could spell disaster.
If you’re going to be in front of the camera, there are a few easy guidelines that you should keep in mind:
Try to go for rich colours
Some colours can really shine when recorded, and shades of teal, purple, coral, emerald green, and cobalt are a good place to start. Because these colours are highly saturated they won’t appear too bright or too muted, and in general they look good on most skin tones.
At the same time you should avoid all-black or all-white outfits as the camera exposure will cause technical issues.
Avoid distracting textures and patterns
As a rule you should stay away from bold textures and patterns as not only are they distracting, but some may even cause strange effects to appear on camera. Small and tight patterns in particular can cause a Moiré effect, and should be avoided at all costs.
Stick to simple, classic, and modern looks
Overall your outfit should be simple, with clean lines and a modern vibe. Although you may be able to pull off something far more fanciful, it will be distracting on camera and may not appear the way that you hope. Additionally most videos are recorded to stand the test of time – so while some outfits may be ‘trendy’ now, they could cause the video to look dated in the not so distant future.
Keep the jewellery options simple
When it comes to jewellery, the best approach is to keep it simple and try to avoid any dangling jewellery. Big, dangly jewellery can be very distracting visually and on top of that may be loud as well and cause issues with the microphone
As far as earrings go you’d be best served sticking to studs, and you should avoid using bracelets or large swathes of necklaces.
Stay away from logos
Logos are trademarked images, and including them in most videos is not a good idea. Make sure your outfit choice has no visible logos, and if there are any and it’s too late to change try to find a way to conceal them.
Although it is technically possible to remove logos by editing them out, that can be time-consuming and costly – so it is better to ensure they aren’t recorded in the first place.
With the help of the tips above you should be able to look your best on video and avoid any of the technical pitfalls that could be caused by the wrong type of outfit. Sometimes mistakes may happen however, but minor issues can normally be fixed in post-production. For that you’ll need a good video editor, and for example you could use Movavi Video Editor by following the steps at https://www.movavi.com/support/how-to/video-editing.html.
Keep in mind that at the end of the day you need to be comfortable in the outfit that you choose – otherwise your uneasiness is likely to be captured on camera as well. Make sure you feel good in whatever you choose to wear, and find it easy to move around while wearing it.
At the end of the day you don’t need a professional stylist to look good on camera – all you really need is to know the guidelines listed above, and couple it with some smart fashion choices.
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