10 Tips to Light Your Webcast Like a Pro
Here’s the ugly truth: There’s too much bad lighting in webcasts. We’ve all seen it. Florescent lights used with reckless abandon; washed out video with no depth; grainy blobs trying to teach us something with bags under their eyes and shadows darting across their faces.
Bad lighting can single-handedly suck the life out of an otherwise-awesome presentation.
Good lighting takes a little bit of know-how. Lucky for you Tobin Neis knows how, and he’s armed with the best-kept trade secrets that, when employed correctly, will polish up your video, make your presenters look good and better engage the online audience.
He’ll start with the basics of lighting for the camera, and continue through to the most complex ways to improve lighting in any environment. By the time he’s done you’ll have a professional step-by-step guide for lighting a classroom, a boardroom, a video conference or your webcam.
Discussion will include:
- Surefire ways to make any webcast look more professional
- How to properly light anything from a room to a desktop without blowing your budget
- Easy tricks to perk up your presenters and help them engage with the online audience
- The eye vs. the camera lens – why they’re different and why it matters
Tobin Neis is the Director of Marketing for the Barbizon Lighting Company. His varied background includes theatrical systems integration work in industrial and traditional theater, broadcast, corporate audiovisual, museums and architecture. He holds a BA in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and a MFA in Theatre Technology from Indiana University. Tobin is a member of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA), the United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT) and sits on the board of the ESTA Foundation.