Good Camera Framing Examples
Bad Camera Framing Examples
There are two simple rules that most newbies don’t know about:
- Have the camera at eye height. Laptop cameras look up your nose by default. That’s not a good look. Stack up books or place your laptop on a shelf to get it to eye height – or slightly higher.
- Place your eyes near the top of the frame. If you divide the frame into three horizontal sections, your eyes should be along the line between the top and middle third, or a bit higher. Placing your face in the middle of the screen looks odd. But most people can’t put their finger on why it looks odd. They just don’t connect with you the way they would if you did it right.
You may not be scheduled for a prime time interview, but many people are using teleconferencing during this outbreak. Looking good is easy.
Just look at the examples from TV on the left and from folks who didn’t get great direction on the right.
And remember – if you work with a virtual videographer like me, I’ll make sure you don’t make these mistakes or any other mistakes on your webcam!