Deborah Hargroves
Instructional Technology Specialist

Present Yourself Well on Camera

Lesson Plan Published 1/27/15 Last updated on 5/16/18
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.
Age Levels
1-2 Hours
Content Standards
Common Core State Standards
Custom Standards
iPads with Adobe Premiere Clip installed, Adequate space with a variety of backgrounds and lighting (even a bright window)
CC License
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Ahmed Belal

Posted on 12/2/18 6:14:51 AM Permalink

​Thanks for sharing

Cara Burgio

Posted on 7/24/18 5:45:53 AM Permalink

​This is brilliant! Thank you for sharing.

Alan Humbert

Posted on 2/16/15 12:03:02 AM 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.