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How to video yourself in Microsoft Teams

Record yourself on Microsoft Teams

Are you part of a pre-recorded meeting and need to film yourself? Or are the organiser and need to help speakers with how to video themselves?

Here’s the steps to follow:

  • Schedule a Teams meeting with yourself.  Note – you must give the meeting a Name, and it must be a meeting (not an appointment) or the recording won’t work!
  • Add a custom background on Teams – we usually design these specific to each presenter’s topic.  Note: the background will appear to be a mirror image, but this will play the correct way.
  • How to position yourself:
    If you will have VISUALS popping up in your video – position yourself to the side of the screen depending on your teams background.  This will leave room for the visuals to be added next to you when it’s edited.
If you will have VISUALS popping up in your video – position yourself to the side of the screen depending on your teams background.  This will leave room for the visuals to be added next to you when it’s edited.

If you will have no visuals (just a talking head) position yourself in the middle of the screen.

If you will have no visuals (just a talking head) position yourself in the middle of the screen.
  • Start recording the call.  Click on the three dots/’More’ and choose Start Recording)
Start recording the call.  Click on the three dots/’More’ and choose Start Recording)
  • When finished, Stop recording (click on the 3 dots/’More’ and choose Stop Recording
When finished, Stop recording (click on the 3 dots/’More’ and choose Stop Recording
  • Leave the call
  • The video will appear in your call chat
Leave the call
The video will appear in your call chat
  • Click the 3 dots in the meeting quadrant and click again on “GET LINK” and click copy
Click the 3 dots in the meeting quadrant and click again on “GET LINK” and click copy
Click the 3 dots in the meeting quadrant and click again on “GET LINK” and click copy
  • Paste the link in the chat. Click the 3 dots again and download the video
Paste the link in the chat. Click the 3 dots again and download the video
  • The video will appear in your Downloads folder. You can then send the file to someone via Teams or by other means e.g. WeTransfer.

What happens next?

The meeting co-ordinator will provide Blue Juice with the video/s for editing along with any content needed to go into the content videos or graphics and animated sequences before, in between videos and an ending frame.

Editing your video usually entails removing the beginning, end and any bleeps (saying ‘um’ etc.) or shortening it by cutting sections out. Often graphics, PPT slide images and text are added to your video.

Once all the content videos are edited we design a series of frames that are added with animation.  This is usually the name of the meeting, an outline/agenda or a few key points. After that the first presenter is a designed frame introducing their name, title, location and topic. These all animate and transition into the first content video. The second introduction is designed and animated flowing into the second content video and so on. Video calls usually end with an animated sequence too.

Happy filming… we look forward to putting your pre-recorded meeting together with style!