A man who went on holiday to Italy without telling his work has used a green screen to dial into a Zoom meeting from an outdoor cafe, changing his backdrop to appear as a lounge room.
The video uploaded on TikTok by a travel group @efultimatebreak, shows the savvy employee sitting down at a café in a busy street of Italy.
Placing his laptop out onto the table, he pulls out a folded piece of bright green paper which he attached to the back of his hat.
Logging into the zoom meeting, footage of his on-screen can be seen with an apartment backdrop, which is slightly blurred to add realness.
The video, which is closing in on half a million views, has hundreds of users sharing their tips to avoid coming unstuck if you choose to try this.
The important things to remember are:
- Be aware of the background noise. A busy street location might not sound like your apartment. Or stay on mute as much as possible.
- Some companies have policies on IP filters and geo security. Be sure your computer will work in your destinations.
- Others said just simply don’t use your camera.
In the comments, the creator does reveal (for legal reasons) that this is a joke and benefits from working for a travel company that allows them to work remotely.