What you choose to say in your video is up to you. The video on this page shows examples of what other students have said. Make sure people can hear what you are saying. This means, no loud music and your camcorder's microphone needs to be able to "hear" your voice.
Other than making sure there is enough light, there are no rules on what you should do or say in your video bio. Some guys give their opinions. Others tell about their hobbies. Some students do something funny on their video bio. We like funny. This is a fun project, so do not be too serious! Our photographer will ask you these suggested interview questions (Microsoft Word file). Skip questions you do not like or make up your own.
Say The Basics, then Say Whatever You Want
Start by saying your name, college and age. One trick to get started is to pretend you are talking to the people watching your video and then go from there.
Then, you can either:
Tell people about yourself -
Tell (or show) people about a hobby or your interests
Show your life's everyday moments
Tell us what you think about something (anything)
Don't Be Too Serious
Don't make your video too professional or serious! A video bio is meant to show your personality. Guys who don't take this stuff too seriously make more watchable videos. Don't make yourself out to be what you are not.
What Not To Say
Don't make statements that you would not want the world to view. Don't talk about the time you cheated on your girlfriend on Spring Break in Cancun if you do not want your girlfriend to know that. Privacy is that simple. Be sure to read our tips on privacy for calendar models.