In my video workshop and in my blogging workshop I often talk about using simple webcam videos to post messages for students and or have students post video blog entries. One tip that I always share is to elevate your laptop to get your laptop’s webcam to your eye level or slightly higher. When your laptop is elevated to your eye level it is easier to look into the camera instead of looking down at the screen. The added benefit of elevating your laptop is that people won’t be looking up your nose when they watch your video.
The next time you’re going to record a webcam video, record a Skype call, or record a Google+ Hangout, elevate your laptop’s webcam to eye level and your videos will look better than ever.