How to Record a Good Selfie Video
Share your Why
Inspire others with a short video that tells your “Why I Walk” story and why you support our mission. Be enthusiastic and share your message.
When using a smartphone or tablet
Shoot with your camera horizontal so that your screen looks like a widescreen TV. Try to hold it steady. The closer you are to the phone, the less shaky the video will appear, and your audio will be better too.
You’ll need a good background
Shoot inside using a room that’s well-lit with lots of natural sunlight or lighting. Make sure the background isn’t cluttered.
Choose a quiet room and shut down all programs and devices that make sounds. Don’t forget about pets or children that could cause an interruption. Speak directly into the microphone if possible and stand as close to it as possible to get the best audio.
Frame up the shot
Put your smartphone or tablet’s video camera at eye level. You may need to raise it by placing on a stack of books. Looking down at the camera will make your chin and neck look disproportionate to your face. Frame yourself in the middle of the screen so that there is not too much space above your head (headroom). Make sure you are looking directly at the camera, not at some other part of the screen. Don’t forget to smile!
Dress for the camera
The best clothing option for on-camera is a solid-color shirts. Get out the pink and wear your buff! Don’t wear jewelry that moves and makes noise.
Remember your timing
Try and limit your video to 15-30 seconds. This will keep the file size small enough to email when finished. Do a couple of practice takes, and you’ll get comfortable with sharing your story.
Send us your video
When you are done recording your video, email it to Josh Hirsch at firstname.lastname@example.org