5 Easy Hacks to Film Yourself If You Are Camera Shy

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Being in front of a video camera is terrifying for most people who aren’t actors. We’ve discovered that some folks become nervous when they see the red blinking record light. Don’t worry. It’s quite normal to be nervous during the procedure.

What if you want to get into video-making but are afraid of being in front of the camera?
You can make high-quality video material for your business in a variety of ways without having to appear in front of the camera.

We’ll go over the 5 tips or hacks’ sorts of videos you can make if you are camera shy in this post.

1. Educational or Tutorial Video

Black Girl Making Makeup Video Tutorial For Beauty Blog Indoor
Girl Making Makeup Video Tutorial For Beauty Blog Indoor

Tutorial videos and educational how-to videos are two of the most effective ways to communicate with your target audience. Typically, these films feature someone guiding the viewers through a series of actions that will assist them in learning something new.

You can make your product the star of the video, it functions as a faceless video. To assist produce a consistent message, you’ll usually need either a voiceover or directions on the screen.

2. Podcast Interview Style

Business podcast recording
Business podcast recording

While you’re off-camera, do a podcast interview with someone. If you’re going to talk about a specific topic in your video, it’s a good idea to identify folks who are educated about that topic and interview them. They may have more experience than you, so it’s a good idea to ask them questions that will improve the value of your channel.

If you conduct a podcast interview in a more conversational tone, you will feel less self-conscious in front of the camera. If you converse with people, the camera uneasiness will dissipate. Zoom Video Calls are a great method to get some experience in.

3. Vlogging or Documenting

Tourist man vlogging with phone in the streets of Chinatown at night
Tourist man vlogging with phone in the streets of Chinatown at night

Hire a cameraman to film you, or if you’re alone because of a pandemic, put your camera away. Interacting with others is one of the most humane ways to be confident on camera, because you’re having a real conversation with someone rather than following a script.

4. Animation, Whiteboard or Doodle Video

Business doodles icons set - hand drawn
Business doodles icons set – hand drawn

Animation is a tried-and-true video technique that may be applied to virtually any sector. Because everything will be made with graphics, this method does not need you or anybody else getting on camera.

You can write things out while you explain them using the doodle video, so your camera is truly showing the whiteboard, whether it’s hung on the wall or flat on your desk and the camera is taking an overhead perspective.

5. Talking Head Video

Woman talking in front of the camera to make vlog
Woman talking in front of the camera to make vlog

A talking-head video is one in which the main action is someone simply talking to the camera, either directly into it or slightly to the side, in the form of an interview.

Set appropriate angles so you don’t have to stare directly into the camera, but only in the right location to give the impression of looking in and avoid mental blocks that might arise when staring directly into the lens.

Few More Bonus Tips

  • Stock Videos
  • Slideshow Videos
  • Screencast Videos
  • Film through a Mirror

Bottom Line

Filming
A cameraman filming a woman on a beach

In today’s digital world, nothing should prevent you from creating a great video content for your company. With all of these above hacks, you’ll be able to get started with video marketing in no time.

To get more ideas check out our blog 5 Ways: How to Get Confident in Front of Camera.

You can also download our eBook – The Ultimate Cheat Sheet to Different Types of Videos and When to Use Them For Your Business.

 

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