Setting Up Your Home Studio

  • Students are being asked, if possible, to use the same indoor room each week. The ideal room should have a table and chair in it, with some empty space behind the chair. During the first week(s) students will learn how best to position the camera for the device they are using. 

  • Your computer/tablet/phone should be on a raised, flat surface so that we can see the student’s eyes looking directly at us. If you can have your set up close to your router, that is ideal! 

  • Avoid setting up devices on beds. Try to maintain a “professional” approach to your home studio. 

  • Check the background: It is wonderful if our view of your home “studio” is as neutral as possible. I know that this might not work. But if you can work with your child to look at the background of the space and design it for simplicity, that would be great. Again, this is so that we focus on them, and not on the background. Also, it’s great when a light source can be behind the device, not behind the student. 

  • If possible, please close down any other programs on your device that might use bandwidth. Also, please close notifications that might go “ping”. 

  • Check the sound levels on both Zoom and, more importantly, your device. Turn the volume up as loud as possible so that we can hear them clearly. 

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Email: admin@ottawachildrenstheatre.net

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