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Selfie Video iPhone Camera Research Project

Project is closed.

Project Purpose:  To collect videos of people in different lighting conditions and environments in order to improve smartphone camera technology. 

Pay for Completion:  $30 per approved submission of 3 videos

(Please note that as of Feb 18, participants may now only submit up to 3 videos.) 

Total Time NeededApproximately 10 total minutes during one day


  • Each of the videos will be a “pretend FaceTime conversation” between 90 seconds and two minutes long

  • You must be talking in your video, but you can say whatever you like; you can recite the alphabet, sing a song, or talk to someone off camera

  • Videos will be filmed using your iPhone camera and then uploaded to our client using our client’s smartphone app

  • Each of the four videos will be filmed at a different time of the day:

    • Morning

    • Evening (sunset)

    • Night

Eligibility Requirements

  • You must be 18 years+ 

  • Videos must be filmed and submitted using an iPhone 7 or later model

Video data collected is anonymous, confidential, for research purposes only.  


You will submit the following data when you upload your video:  

  • Gender

  • Birth Year

  • Race/Ethnicity

  • Skin Tone (self-selected using the Fitzpatrick Skin Phototype Scale)

If you would like to participate, please fill out the application form below and review / accept the Informed Consent and Release Form.  We will review your contact info and email you the instructions to begin the project. 

Application Form

What is your race/ethnicity?


Fitzpatrick Skin Phototypes

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Before continuing you must read and acknowledge the Informed Consent and Release Form

By signing below, you acknowledge that you have read this consent carefully, that you understand and agree to all of its terms.


You understand that you may ask for a copy of this Informed Consent and Release Agreement by emailing

(By submitting this form you are acknowledging you have read and accepted the terms and conditions in the Informed Consent and Release Form above.)