Project Type: Hire People & Services
Send Us Your Video Selfies!
Video Selfie - I Am Promo
Music Gateway are producing a series of promotional content to help raise the profile of our users and amplify their music and skills to the extended Music Gateway family and new users.
Our first series of content will be the ‘I Am a…’ series where we ask our creative family to simply record a short video clip using their smartphone/tablet camera and simply say ‘I Am A... [INSERT PROFESSIONALISM HERE]’
for example; ‘I am a music producer’, 'I am a Videographer', 'I am a song writer' etc...
Please keep your chosen [skill] short i.e. ‘videographer’ rather than ‘producer of music video and content’.
If you follow the below steps you should be able to produce the perfect VELFIE for this promo.
1. Use 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.
2. You’ll need a good background
Shoot outside facing the sun so that the light brightens up your shot and isn’t behind you. If you shoot inside, use a room that’s well-lit with lots of natural sunlight or lighting. Make sure the background isn’t cluttered.
3. Avoid noise
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.
4. Frame up the shot
Hold the camera at eye level. 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 phone screen. Don’t forget to smile and let your personality shine!
5. Dress for the camera
The best clothing option for on-camera is a solid-colour long-sleeve shirt, sweater or jacket. Choose a primary colour instead of patterns or prints. Jewel tones and pastels are better than white for the camera.
Once you’re ready to go remember that after pressing the record button it is best to wait for at least 2 seconds before you start to talk. This will ensure we capture the entire clip, please leave 2 seconds at the end too. And make sure your video is LANDSCAPE :)
7. Send it to us!
You’ve recorded your promo (yay!) make sure you’re happy with it; upload it to your files area then submit it to this project via the submit files button!