Should you speak off the cuff, or write a script and read it off a teleprompter? In this video from my course, Improve Your On-Camera Performance, we’ll look at the pros and cons of both methods. You’ll also get some tips on writing an effective script and how to appear natural while using a teleprompter.
When you’re delivering a video presentation, should you script everything in advance? How do you balance planning and spontaneity? How can you ensure that you appear relaxed and comfortable on camera, even if your nerves are jangling?
If you want to command attention and communicate your message effectively on video, your facial expressions are crucial. In this video from my course, Improve Your On-Camera Performance, you’ll learn about the importance of eye contact and how to use facial expressions to appear more animated, as well as getting more tips to ensure you look your best on camera.
If you’ve developed a love for video and you don’t know about overlays, you need this article. For those who already know, and are searching for the perfect overlay, we’ve got you covered.
When you get in front of a video camera to deliver your presentation, it can be hard to know what to do with your body. How should you stand or sit? What gestures should you use, and what kind of body language should you adopt?
If you want to appear polished on camera, you’ll need well-groomed hair and makeup. (Yes, this applies to both men and women.)
Last week, I gave you tips on the kinds of clothing you can wear to improve your on-camera image. But what about accessories?
What should you wear when you’re appearing on camera? It’s an important decision. Image and appearance matter, especially for a visual medium like video.
In this tutorial series we’ve talked about using a variety of tools to move your camera, with special attention paid to fast-paced documentary shoots. There’s a lot of neat gear out there, both new and time-tested, to help you achieve creative camera motion. Simply getting into a car can introduce many new kinds of shots to help add variety in your documentary edit.
Before gimbals, drones, segways and motorized dollies, documentary filmmakers relied on the old standby for much of their moving footage: cars.
Pans, tilts, jibs, and sliders are all solid, established tools to help you add motion to your documentary. But a steadicam, or more recently, a brushless gimbal, can emulate all of those traditional movements with ease. More importantly, they can do things that no other tool can do: they can take your documentary production to a whole new level.