Typically, a conference room, office space, or courtroom is the ideal setting to set up the video deposition. You don’t want your background to distract from the witness. That said, with the advent of video conferencing, video testimony can be taken from anywhere if needed. For optimal results, it’s always best to not have direct light behind the witness, such as a window, bright lights or a mirror.
It’s also important to set the scene and ensure compelling witness placement. Make sure your camera lens is focused on the witness throughout their entire testimony so all their facial expressions can be easily viewed.