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What to wear on-camera

November 23, 2016

A question I often get from client's is, "What should I wear on camera?" So here's a little guide I put together to help you figure out the perfect thing to wear for your video.


What NOT to Wear

  • Shirts or blazers with busy or high contrast patterns

  • Neckties with busy patterns

  • Sweaters or tank tops (keep it season neutral unless the season is important to the video)

  • Avoid glasses whenever possible

  • Complicated necklines (Depends on the type of mic being used)

  • Shiny jewelry

  • Avoid pastels

  • Avoid black, white, bright orange or red


What TO Wear


Think about your audience. Who are you speaking to? What makes them feel like they can identify with you?


Stay true to your look but be approachable. For example, if you're trying to talk to the general public as an attorney, take your suit coat off and just wear a button-up. You'll still look professional but you'll come across more approachable. This mentality applies to all genres. Keep it professional but keep it appropriate to who you're trying to speak to.



Bring multiple Outfit Options


A good rule of thumb is to bring a couple of different options to your shoot. There are so many factors that come into play during filming that it's better to be safe than sorry and bring multiple choices. 


Hair Tips for Ladies


I'm a fan of leaving your hair down. If you have a soft way of putting it up, great, but slicked back tight against the head typically doesn't come off well on-camera. When styling it, make sure you use enough product to keep it out of your face. If you have bangs, push them to the side and use a good amount of hair spray. Bangs have a tendency to fall into your eyes or can cast a shadow on your face.


So there you have it! As always, if you have more questions, please don't hesitate to ask! Shoot me an email at carriehighman@gmail.com


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