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Present Yourself Well on Camera

Posted on 1/27/15 by Jonathan Huer Last updated on 6/7/17
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Humanities, Video & Audio
Age Levels
Lesson Plan
digital literacy, video
Products Used
  • Premiere Clip


As more and more interviews are completed remotely and one’s online presence forms the first impression, students need to understand how to present themselves appropriately on camera. This lesson is designed to allow them to become familiar with three basic framing and lighting options, understand the pros and cons of each, and practice applying those to a few choice situations. In teams of two, students will perform three tasks, matching each task to a particular shot type (close-up, medium, or full). Students will appear on camera and also work behind the camera to create brief artifacts demonstrating they can make the correct choices and present appropriately on camera.

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Content Standards
Common Core State Standards
Custom Standards
  • 1-2 Hours
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  • 1+ Week
  • 1+ Month
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iPads with Adobe Premiere Clip installed, Adequate space with a variety of backgrounds and lighting (even a bright window)
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All Comments (1)

Alan Humbert

Posted on 2/16/15 - Permalink

Great lesson!

It is sort of an interview scavenger hunt. combining the lighting and the shots.

I also like the rubric, although my school district encourages the use of 4 levels of performance.