Technical Tips

Getting good video

We will use Skype for the interview (it makes recording easier). Your studio or workspace makes the ideal backdrop, but you can do this from anywhere that provides a good internet connection. Keep the following in mind:

  • Your computer/laptop is preferred over your phone.

  • Set yourself up in a place with good lighting. Natural is best. Make sure you aren’t backlit. Side-lit from a window often makes for a more interesting lighting situation.

  • Keep your network clear while we’re interviewing. Faster connection = better end product.

Getting good audio

  • Eliminate background noise.

  • Avoid really “live” rooms (rooms with heaps of echo).

  • Use headphones for the Skype part of the call (earbuds with an onboard mic work best; the sort of thing that came with your phone).

  • Use an audio recorder that you’re familiar with. Your phone will work great. If you have other audio recording gear that you know how to use, go for it.

If you’re interested, you can read more about the recording method I use here.
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