Ready for your close-up?

Let video expert Jason Oliveira and his series “Shoot To Impress” put you at ease with tips and advice that cover all the basics. Don’t miss these episodes:

HOME STUDIO SETUP

Once you get used to recording at home, you might be ready for a simple home studio of your own. Get an exclusive look inside the compact yet powerful home studio of Nathan Veer, Brightcove technical specialist and experienced video storyteller.


PHONE RECORDING

That phone in your pocket is pretty much the only camera you’ll ever need. From mounting it on a tripod to knowing the right distance it should be from you, Jason gets you ready to record with a few simple steps.

FRAMING YOUR SHOT

Don’t cut off your head, avoid showing viewers the inside of your nose, and beware of what’s in your background. These basic but important points about framing your shot will help you look good every single time.

LIGHTING

Listen to Jason, and you’ll never be in the dark. From the best way to use sunlight to choosing a simple light that you can buy, get step-by-step instructions that will make sure you’re seen in a flattering light.

WHAT NOT TO WEAR

The camera may love you, but it doesn’t love tight patterns like herringbone or pinstripes. Let Jason walk you through some simple steps for choosing the best clothes to wear on camera, helping you look and feel your best for a confident performance.

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ON CAMERA PERFORMANCE

Make. Sure. You. Don’t. Sound. Like. This. We know this is not the easiest thing to do, but we can help you appear more natural on camera. This episode offers proven tips on how to read prepared lines, when to smile, where to look, and other key ways to project confidence to your audience. Watch Episode 4 and future episodes — for free — exclusively on PLAY TV. Visit now and sign up to see “Shoot to Impress” plus loads of other videos, stories, interviews and tutorials that help you make the most out of video.

QUICK TRIM

Just a trim, please. Once you’ve recorded yourself, find the take you like and make a few simple cuts to get it just right. Video expert Jason Oliveira shows you how in Episode 6 — exclusively on PLAY TV. Visit now and sign up to see “Shoot to Impress” plus loads of other videos, stories, interviews and tutorials that help you make the most out of video.

QUIET ON THE SET

Can a weed whacker ruin your day? Sure, if it interrupts your recording at home. From noisy landscapers to barking dogs, Jason helps you plan ahead with the peace and quiet you need to make a great video of yourself. Watch Episode 7 — exclusively on PLAY TV. Visit now and sign up to see “Shoot to Impress” plus loads of other videos, stories, interviews and tutorials that help you make the most out of video.

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