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This tutorial covers the basics of improving the quality, lighting, audio, and framing of your Zoom video calls.

The Basics

Improve Your Framing

Head Room

When a you are the main subject of a shot like in Zoom, make sure that there is a small amount of space above your head. You don’t want too much space, but you don’t want to cut off your head either.

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Lead Room

For balance within your frames when recording in Zoom, you will want to leave space around yourself that sets a scene and provides visual “breathing room”.

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Rule of Thirds

The “Rule of Thirds” is the basic composition principle to follow for well balanced and interesting shots. The concept of the Rule of Thirds is to imagine breaking an image down into thirds horizontally and vertically. You will then want to frame your shot so that your elements are along the lines and preferably at one of the four points where the lines intersect to make your shot more interesting.

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