Do you have a video or Skype interview coming up? Oh joy. Have you noticed your friends look worse in selfies than they do IRL (in real life)? Way worse. So do you. Sorry. So do I. It’s the HD cameras in our phones and other connectivity devices. They’re brutal.
There’s debate, but also a general consensus, that HD cameras were invented just to make us look ugly. Someone will be going to Product Design Hell, a neighborhood in the Afterlife’s Design Hell Subdivision, for that. Even so, sadly and unjustly, we still have to use HD cameras to access Skype and other video services.
Jane Jetson experienced this problem way back in the future in 1962 and had a brilliant solution:
Fast Tube by Casper
I don’t know why, but Google is putting its development dollars into Glass while TOTALLY missing the market potential of the Jane Jetson mask.
What are you supposed to do until they catch on? This:
- Set everything up as described in the infographic below (H/T John Rose on G+).
- Experiment to find the most flattering camera level.
Slapsmooth on some painfully expensive HD makeup. (BTW, Sephora is not an affiliate. Yet.)
- Get dressed exactly as you would for an in-person interview.
- Do a dry run and have it critiqued by someone not too encumbered by tact.
- Make tweaks until you feel handsome/beautiful/etc.
Good! Because I don’t want you fretting about how you look when you should be rocking your interview.
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