A number of NHS Trusts are now carrying out their new starter inductions by virtual means. Social distancing rules mean that it may be some time before UNISON can attend these inductions in person.
What we’re looking for
Thank you… for joining the NHS
I’ve never made a video before, do I need any special equipment?
Some tips to get you started
- It’s best to film with full light on your face – eg. facing a window, rather than with light behind you (which will make you appear in silouhette).
- You’ll look best if the camera is at eye level – you can hold it with both hands, use a selfie stick if you have one, or even stick your phone to the wall with blu-tac. There’s no need for a tripod (although you can buy some great little ones for phones if you’re interested in doing this again).
- Think about your background – if you work in a hospital, then can this be your background? If you don’t, then a plain, light coloured background is probably best. (Or a bookcase – if you want to look like an expert!)
- Try and film somewhere with as little background noise as possible. A slight breeze can sound like a hurricane through your camera, and other conversations in the background will pick up too. If you can find a quiet space, with good light, then you’ll get the best results.
Once you’re done, please email your videos to us at firstname.lastname@example.org