Preparing for Your Lecture

Filming in a studio environment allows us to capture your lecture with a professional level of audio and video clarity.

However, there are also some unique challenges inherent in the experience. By knowing a bit about what to expect, you can be less focused on the video recording and more on the delivery of your lecture. Here a few things that may be helpful to consider – but don’t put too much thought, stress or worry into these.

prep for studio lecture
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Before You Arrive

  • Bring water.
  • Use 16×9 ratio PowerPoint slides (not 4×3). Slide templates can be found for internal teaching and external presentations.
  • Use bold, readable fonts that contrast with the background. Keep ADA requirements in mind.
  • Bring a copy of your PowerPoint presentation on a thumb drive.
  • Practice your presentation out loud.
  • Arrive about 5 minutes early for your appointment

Clothing

There is no dress-code, but you should look your best and dress professionally.

Take a look at our studio style guide:

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Bold Colors

Bold colors, and pure whites and blacks

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Patterns

Tight patterns, stripes, and polka dots

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Reflective Items

Reflective clothing or jewelry

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Wearing Green

(This typically apples to green screen recordings only)

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Neutrals

A solid color garment with a neutral or subtle hue (e.g. grey, navy, olive )

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Functional Pieces

Clothing that has a place for the microphone to clip-on to (e.g. a collared shirt)

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Layers

An extra layer. The studio can be cold but warms up quickly under our lights.

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