Sunday, January 31, 2010

TV Colours

It's a good idea to have an outfit ready, in case of a last-minute television interview.  When a newsroom calls and wants you to speak on-camera, they usually give only 45 minutes to an hour notice. 

When putting an outfit together for this type of situation, take note of the colours.  Clothing to avoid includes too much white or black (unless it's a shirt underneath a blazer, for example).  Stripes or small zig-zag patterns do not translate well to video; they create unusual wavy lines, which distract viewers.  Anything excessively shiny may end up looking terrible.  Muted, conservative colours are best.

Look in the mirror before meeting the crew as well.  Is your hair sticking up?  Any crumbs on your face?  Ladies, wear some makeup, but don't pile it on, or else you'll end up looking like a clown.

For more tips on how to prepare for an on-camera interview, email VanMedia (contact information below).

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