What to wear when recording a video in the EZStudio
- DO wear clothing that feels natural
If you feel confident and comfortable, that will be conveyed in the video.
- DO NOT wear high-contrast clothing
High-contrast colors, like a bright pink shirt and black pants, can be distracting.
- DO wear solid colors
Neutral or deep colors, soft blues, and browns will work best. (Note: if you are using the gray background, avoid wearing a gray outfit of the same color). Darker colors are more flattering on camera.
- DO NOT wear stripes or patterns
They can be very distracting or cause wavy patterns or shimmers to appear on the film. This also applies to accessories, such as ties, bow ties, and scarves.
- DO wear subtle jewelry
Small and subtle silver and gold jewelry add personality without distraction.
- DO NOT wear shiny items
Shiny clothing and/or other accessories can reflect the lights and be distracting.
- DO lightly blot your face with a tissue
Dabbing your forehead with a cloth right before you start filming will remove the reflective shine from on-set lighting.
- DO NOT wear jingly accessories
The sound from dangling hoop bracelets, chains or anything that may jingle or clink will get picked up by the microphone.
- DO take off or hide your ID badge
Your UNMC or Nebraska Medicine badge can be distracting in your video.
- DO NOT wear sleeveless shirts
Wearing clothing that reveals a lot of skin can take the focus away from your face.
Additional DON'TS when using the green screen
DO NOT wear green
Avoid all green (including olive, moss or khaki) even in your accessories, unless you want part of your body to be invisible or have a floating head.
DO NOT wear white
White tends to become green from the light reflected off the green screen. Only wear white if it is mostly covered up by another color (like a gray jacket over a white shirt).
DO NOT wear shiny clothing or flashy jewelry
They will pick up the green from the green screen and also disappear in your virtual background.
Additional clothing tips if you're using the light board
- DO wear dark colors
Gray, navy or deep red clothing will blend into the background but not make you disappear. Lighter shades make the lightboard's neon markers hard to read. (Note: While dark is good, avoid black.)
- DO NOT wear items with text or logos
Avoid text or logos on your clothes (this includes a UNMC or Nebraska Medicine emblem pin). Your lightboard video is automatically flipped horizontally (to ensure the text and drawings appear correctly for the audience) so any item on clothing will show up backwards.