When it comes to filming outside there’s a few things you should consider, firstly is it relevant to your subject matter? Your background should relate to what your saying OR at the very least not detract from your message. If you’re filming outside and there’s a huge hullabaloo in the background, your audience is likely to be looking over your shoulder and not listening to you.
It’s important to be able to control the environment that you film in as much as possible, so if it’s too windy, too sunny or too rainy it’s going to detract from your video if your message isn’t directly related to the weather conditions. Choose to shoot when the weather is overcast so the sun doesn’t shine too brightly on your face and cast harsh shadows, and if you’re filming when it’s windy be aware of the sound quality, invest in good quality microphones (or film in a more sheltered area).
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