So you’re making a video interview! Congratulations. You’ll need an experienced video crew, an excellent camera, great sound and knowledge of how to light your shoot.

Lighting is a vital aspect of video interviews. In case you didn’t realize it, the mixture of light and shadow in any given video is literally how a visual is produced.

In a corporate video interview you want the subject to look trustworthy, friendly and convincing. If your lighting is too dark or creating strange shadows, the entire interview is at risk of being affected.

But you don’t need four years of film school to light for an interview. Just stick to these basics and you’ll be good to go.

Lighting is one of the most important aspects of video production. Use these simple tips to improve your next interview.