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Do’s and Don’ts of Video Depositions
- Do carefully select your location. Choose a room large enough to house the videographer’s equipment and with the right amount of lighting that won’t create shadows or a glare while recording.
- Do have your witness look neat, well-groomed, and dressed in clothing that looks put-together.
- Do instruct your witness to make eye contact with the person questioning them, not with the camera.
- Do practice with your witness on camera before the deposition begins.
- Don’t record in front of reflective backgrounds like windows or mirrors.
- Don’t have your witness dress in black or white, as those colors disrupt camera exposure, or in busy-looking clothing and flashy jewelry.
- Don’t interrupt your witness or the opposing counsel.
- Don’t keep your microphone on when conferring with your witness off the record.