At 522, we conduct quite a bit of interviews and this helps to support the stories we tell.
Before conducting interviews, we always like to prepare talent. One of the key considerations involves the talent’s wardrobe. Any organization featured on-camera needs to consider both functional and technical requirements.
Quite simply, it is important to be comfortable with your wardrobe while appearing on camera. The wardrobe should coincide with how you normally dress in your environment. If you’d like to have your organization appear very casual, then make sure the wardrobe selection fits this style. Jeans and a t-shirt may work well if you’re looking to convey a casual workplace. Furthermore, if you’d like to appear more formal, then a shirt and tie may be more appropriate. As with many aspects of video, it’s always important to remember who your audience is and what story you’re trying to tell.
In addition to functional requirements, there are some technical requirements with a talent’s wardrobe that need to be considered. Some clothing can cause exposure issues and can be distracting to the viewer. Here’s a breakdown on what to wear and not wear if you’re going to be interviewed on-camera:
What To Wear
What NOT To Wear