High Holy Days 5781

Tips for Taking a Remote Honor

1. CHOOSE YOUR IDEAL LOCATION
  • Find a location that is well-lit with natural sunlight or plenty of indoor lighting.
  • Choose a quiet location with little background noise.
  • Avoid spaces with lots of echo, carpeting is good.
  • If possible, turn off air conditioners and heaters to avoid fan noise.
  • Provide a place to stand or seat for yourself that is comfortable and quiet.
2. SETTING UP YOUR PHONE / CAMERA
  • Set your laptop, phone, or camera on a tripod or steady surface 6ft away from you, 3-6ft high.
  • Shoot horizontally (use landscape mode and avoid portrait mode).
  • Position camera at eye level -
    (if you can, avoid angles where the camera lens is looking up or down on you).
  • Choose a non-distracting background (avoid windows, posters/signs that can be read etc).
3. LIGHTING
  • Position yourself so windows are facing you.
  • Avoid back light (light that is behind you) and overhead lights.
4. CLOTHING AND ACCESSORIES
  • Clothing with patterns/colors with a plain background are good.
  • Plain clothing against complicated backgrounds are good.
  • Clothing with a pop of color against a plain background is best.
A FEW OTHER HELPFUL HINTS
  • Familiarize yourself with the Zoom application beforehand.
  • Ask a friend/family member to assist you while you accept your honor.
  • Speak clearly and slowly. It is better to take your time than rush.
  • Get on EARLY. Services may be running fast or late; there is no exact time for your honor.
  • Before and after your honor, be sure to use mute.