6 Tips for Recording a Memorial Tribute to Submit for a Service

You’ve been asked to speak at a memorial or celebration of life but you can’t attend or you’re not available on a live stream date? Perhaps you can record a video of yourself giving the tribute and submit it to the family.

Here are 6 Tips on How to Record a Video of Yourself

Recording videos of yourself on your phone can be a great way to capture memories, create content, or communicate with others. However, it can also be challenging to get the lighting, sound, and framing just right. Here are five tips to help you record great videos of yourself using your phone:

  1. Find good lighting: Lighting is key when it comes to creating quality videos. Try to find natural light that’s not too harsh or too dim. If you’re indoors and don’t have access to natural light, consider investing in some affordable ring lights or softbox lights. Do not sit with your back to a strong light source such as a window to prevent your face from appearing too dark. 
  2. Use a tripod or stabilizer: Shaky footage can be distracting and unprofessional-looking. To keep your shots steady, invest in a tripod or stabilizer that works with your phone. A tripod and phone clip can be purchased inexpensively on Amazon.
  3. Check your audio: Bad audio can ruin an otherwise great video. Make sure you’re in a quiet location when recording and test your audio levels before you start filming. You can use headphones with built-in microphones if you don’t have an external microphone.
  4. Think about composition: When framing yourself in the shot, try to position yourself slightly off-center rather than directly in the middle of the frame. This will create a more interesting shot and draw attention to what you’re saying or doing.
  5. The best phone orientation for tribute videos is landscape. Rotate Device


  6. Practice makes perfect: Don’t worry if your first few attempts at recording videos aren’t perfect! The more you practice, the better you’ll get at finding good lighting, getting stable shots, checking audio levels, and composing interesting shots.

If the service is being live streamed by Virtual Memorial Gatherings, check with your family contact to find out how to submit your video to us.

We’re here to help you plan a funeral, virtual memorial or facilitate a livestreaming option.

We’ll guide you through the options.

We’ll answer your questions.

We’ll make suggestions based on your expectations.

We’ll never pressure you. Be comfortable in the decisions you make.