No longer can we sit in grubby geek glee, protected by our avatar shields, wearing only uniforms of underwear. Endangered are the days where we can pass digital transmissions and gas simultaneously, picking our noses with one hand, and stuffing pizza down our throats with the other. Slowly but surely video is changing that, and sooner or later you’re going to find yourself beamed up into someone’s iChat AV window. At that instant, you probably don’t want to suddenly realize you’re a redshirt.
The story gives tips on how to position the camera and frame the shot, lighting, makeup — yes, makeup — and even etiquette.
Thinking of iSight accessories, Kaidan is offering an iSight kit with tripod adapter, mini tripod, and 37mm threaded lens adapter (so you can put a wide angle lens or that fancy filter on your favorite webcam).