Tips for a successful video call or remote interview recording


  • Make sure you have a strong internet signal on your device/laptop
  • Choose a quiet and bright place
  • Make sure any loud appliances or other devices are turned off or unplugged
  • Be seated away from any loud vents (AC/heat/etc)
  • Don’t shoot with a window or strong light source behind you
  • Please do not wear any logos, writing, or other distracting graphics
  • Don’t wear patterns with small stripes or dots as these can create strange visual effects
  • Using window light off-camera is ok if it falls naturally and evenly on your face
  • Don’t sit with your back against the wall. Instead position yourself at least five or six feet from it if the space allows. This will create a nicer look depth to the shot
  • Position your laptop at eye level (if needed put it on a stand or some books)

For more on how to prepare for filming or recording see video tutorials below.

A little about lighting…

Dave gives an overview on how to use lighting in your DIY video shoot

How to look good on camera

Liz discusses how to prepare for being filmed

Filming on your phone

Dave talks main things to remember when filming with your phone