Invitation to Pre-Record a Video for the Auction

REQUIREMENTS TO PARTICIPATE IN LRPA/TEG VIRTUAL PROGRAMS

COMPUTER:

  • Video-capable laptop or desktop computer with a USB video conferencing camera

  • Computer models must be 2015 or later; older computers are not compatible with system

 

WEB BROWSER:

  • Google Chrome recommended (version 56 or higher)

  • Firefox (version 50 or higher) acceptable

  • Safari and Microsoft Edge are NOT recommended

 

INTERNET CONNECTION:

  • Wired Ethernet connections preferred

  • WiFi acceptable under following conditions - o Connection must be at least 50 Mbps up

  • No other device can be sharing WiFi during the production

THE VIRTUAL PROGRAM PROCESS:

1. Participants will receive an email with a link to join the program

2. It is required that each participant join the program 15 minutes prior to its start

3. Upon receiving the email, enter your name

4. Once connected, staff will check your camera/microphone quality

 

GENERAL TIPS FOR THE BEST VIDEO QUALITY

LAPTOP POSITIONING:

Your laptop camera is your audience. Make sure your laptop placement is not too low. If necessary, place your laptop on a few books or any sturdy, flat object so the laptop camera is on the same horizontal plane as your eyes.

LIGHTING:

Ideally, your main light source should be in front of you (e.g., natural light through a window or from a lamp shining toward your face) so that your face is lit. If there's more light behind you, you’ll will be in shadow. Avoid light sources from behind. Closing drapes or shades can help.

ATTIRE:

  • Choose solid tones that contrast with your skin color and the background of your set

  • Avoid wearing white or black or “neon” colors o White and neon “flare” on camera

  • All three make it difficult for the camera to balance exposure

  • Plaids, checks, stripes and polka dots can create a distracting, dizzying effect on viewers

 

ROOM AND BACKGROUND:

  • The best place for a production is a quiet, private, well-lit room

  • Beware of what the audience will see behind you (on the wall or floor) o If you’re in doubt, move the object to a different room

  • Choose your room carefully - Can a door open unexpectedly? Could there be a distraction?

 

BODY MOVEMENT:

  • Try to keep your movements to a minimum; less body movement = better video quality

  • RELAX AND SMILE -- enjoy the experience!