THE VIRTUAL RULES OF THE HOUSE / CLASS ETIQUETTE
We're all in this together!
ZOOM TIPS & TRICKS
Your enviornment will help you feel present and prepared. Aim to set up your computer, ipad or smartphone as if you were shooting a self-tape. If available, zoom sessions are best experienced on a desktop/laptop.
-If possible, have a blank or neutral backdrop.
-To prevent echo, add some pillows or blankets to the room.
-Afternoon class/Coaching: Sit infront of a window for soft natural light.
-Evening class/Coaching: Find lights (desk lamps etc) that offer even lighting without casting shawdows across your face. Your laptop light may provide enough front facing light. Just be sure you're not backlit.
- Make the commitment to be attentive online as you would be in-room. If you need to step out or take a break to do so only between actors working.
- To avoid distraction to your fellow students, mute your microphone when the lesson begins.
- Support your classmates when you're the reader by looking into the camera vs at your screen. They will have you eyes to respond to while in the scene.
Look for diffused light:
Light coming from a large source.-Window or Bounced light
A powerful flashlight shining at a white wall will bounce diffused light back into you.