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At a Glance
Looking your best on camera in the MIT Sloan Teaching Studio requires some thoughtful preparation. Follow our tips to choose an outfit that flatters you on camera and avoids common wardrobe pitfalls.
Choose Your Outfit
Follow these guidelines to choose an outfit that will help you look polished and camera-ready in the Teaching Studio.
- Wear solid color clothing. (You can wear a simple pattern if you’re wearing a jacket over it.)
- Plan to wear a clip-on microphone. That means having a neckline or lapel where you can place the clip-on microphone. It’s also essential to have a back pants pocket or belt where you can attach the microphone hardware.
- Be camera-ready from your head to your knees. It’s important to wear a top and bottoms that can appear on camera. (Your shoes won’t be visible.)
- Wear makeup, if desired. Face powder can help prevent shine under the studio lights.
What NOT to wear in the Teaching Studio
Steer clear of these wardrobe pitfalls so you can look your best on camera in the Teaching Studio.
- Don’t wear all black, all white, or the same color as your studio slides. The background is likely to appear black or white in your video. Wearing a different color will help you stand out.
- Avoid wearing red or green. Both can create problems against a green screen.
- Don’t wear busy patterns like high-contrast stripes, plaids, or polka-dots. On camera, these prints can be distracting or cause odd visual effects.
- Make sure your clothing doesn’t include visible labels, logos, or text. Our editing process involves flipping the video horizontally. That means any text that’s visible on your clothing will appear backwards in the final video.