On Camera Tips and Tricks

Quick videos to make you look and sound like a pro on screen

Using the Cyrano Backdrop

Check out this video to learn our best practices when setting up the Cyrano backdrop and studio kit.

Positioning the Camera

If you’re tired of seeing black bars in the sides of your video or just can’t seem to find the right angle to place your camera, this video is for you.

Rehearsals & Run-throughs

Watch this video to learn some of our best practices for rehearsing in front of the lens. 

Set the Scene: Backdrops and Scenery

This video is all about the do’s and don’ts of setting the scene for your video.

Overcoming On Camera Shyness

This tip covers a few ways to get yourself comfortable with the camera.

Get to the Point

In this video we review some best practices on how to get your point across using video.

Vision & Mission Statements

Learn about how to make one clear and concise video to summarize the vision and mission of your organization.

Wrap it Up!

It’s important to close out your videos strong – watch this clip to learn more about the rule of seven and wrapping up your videos.

Hair & Makeup

This quick video covers some basic tips on hair and makeup to make sure that you are camera ready.

Hello Friends

This video is all about how important your initial greeting is in your videos and what you can do to make them stick. 

Avoid the Bitter Beer Face

One of the major pitfalls when jumping in front of the camera is the dreaded “bitter beer face”… watch out!

Be Aware, Don’t Stare

It’s good to look at the camera… Just not too intensely! Here’s a helpful tip about staring on camera. 

There’s a Tremendous Buildup of Gook!

It may sound simple, but dirt and sweat buildup is very common on camera lenses, especially on smart phones! Here’s how to fix that. 

Sound Quality

This video covers an overview of how to obtain quality sound so that your viewers actually want to hear what you have to say. 

Lay Off the Morgue Lighting

Don’t let dreadful morgue lighting ruin your videos – watch this tip to avoid it at all costs. 

What the Heck is the Rule of Thirds?

If you’ve never heard of the rule of thirds, it is key to making your videos look aesthetically pleasing.