Tips for Video

A couple of tips for recording video to help you in the editing process …we’ve learned these the hard way over the years.


  • Wear something fairly neutral, you want people to focus on what you’re saying, not what you’re wearing. If you have a shirt branded for your organization, wear that; otherwise try and avoid other logos or branding, fluorescent colours, feather boas, that sort of thing
  • Pay attention to the background – neutral
  • No sunglasses while you’re on camera, we need to see your eyes to connect with you.
  • Hyper-exaggerate your facial expressions on camera to look interested/interesting. It feels ridiculous and it’s a real chore but it makes a difference and doesn’t look silly on camera. Try it now on your phone, you’ll see what we mean.
  • When you go to record, wait a few seconds of rolling time before you start to speak so we can cut/splice sections together if we need to. This also gives a moment for your facial expressions to be “on” too.


With thanks to Calantha Elsby, Landowner Outreach, CVC