# A Beamer snippet for remote presentations

Back in June 2020 when I was preparing my first virtual presentation, I tried leaving the top-right corner of my slides free to include a video of myself in the recordings. Checking that the content of each frame was not overlapping with the webcam was slowing me down, as I needed to open OBS each time to perform as visual check. To avoid the OBS part, I created a small macro that draws a filled rectangle at the webcam’s location in the slides:

% Required packages:
\usepackage{tikz}
\usetikzlibrary{calc}

% color (defaults to orange), aspect ratio, width
\newcommand{\drawrectangle}[3]{
\begin{tikzpicture}[remember picture,overlay]
\fill[#1] ($(current page.north east)+(-#3,-{#3/#2})$) rectangle (current page.north east);
\end{tikzpicture}
}

Adding \addwebcamrectangle{1.33}{3.5} before the \begin{document} draws a rectangle of $4/3$ aspect ratio, on each slide of the document. Now, I only have to check the PDF slides.