Video Conferencing Niggles

I’ve been on some really poor video conferences recently. Here’s a few anti-patterns I’ve observed:

The ‘through the keyhole’ look – dude, don’t stand so close to the camera!


Peek-a-boo – yes, I kid you not, this happens regularly…


The Gallows – the bodiless composition.


Anonymous – that silhouette effect normally as a result of having a window as a backdrop.


Pass the salt please – sat so far away from the camera if it was a massive dining room table passing the salt would be a real nightmare.

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Have you noticed any other anti-patterns?