WHAT NOT TO WEAR ON CAMERA
Avoid white clothing. White glows and visually overpowers the face.
Avoid bright colors, stripes, checks, patterns, which can be distracting.
Avoid jewelry that wiggles, clinks, or shines. No more than one ring per hand.
Avoid lip gloss or any make-up that is shiny.
Eye glasses can be a problem. If you don’t need them, don’t wear them. However, if you can’t see without them, by all means wear them.
WHAT TO WEAR ON CAMERA
Dress in a simple manner. Viewers should focus on your face and actions, not your clothing.
Men’s options: Navy or brown suit jacket with tie or open collar. Pastel shirts in blue, tan, or earth tones. For casual wear, a collared shirt that’s solid pastel or gem tone. Earth tones work best on camera.
Women’s options: Solid gem tone, earth tones, or pastels.
Bring extra wardrobe if you doubt what looks best.
- Depending on the scene you are in, bring items that you would actually carry in that environment. See examples below.
SCENE - ARRIVING FOR WORK IN THE MORNING
Props: Backpack, umbrella, purses, phone, coffee, lunch pack, etc.
SCENE - OFFICE MEETING
Props: Folders, binders, books, paper, pen, coffee, water, laptop, etc.
Arrive 10 minutes early. Meet the production crew and the director.
Be prepared to take direction and run through each scene several times before official filming begins.
Act with energy. A sound test may be done before the shoot.
Don’t look at the camera unless the director tells you to do so.
Focus on your role and act naturally.
Be aware of your posture. Do not slouch or shift around.
Keep your hands in front of you for gesturing. Avoid touching your face or hair.
Relax. The shoot will be edited to make you look and sound your best. Have fun!