Hello and welcome to the computers with ease podcast, I’d like to start this episode with a question does of the thought of doing video make you feel uncomfortable? I can tell you for me initially the answer to that question was a definite yes.
The thought of me in front of the camera terrified me to say the least, and I also had a lot of questions from the technical side about how do I shoot the video, what background do I use, what sort of things would I even do a video about etc. etc. and so all of those things made me somewhat gun shy initially.
So I thought today I would talk about some of the tips that I have for doing video now that I’ve been doing it for a while and I’m somewhat more comfortable, but still not completely where I would like to be.
The first thing I will tell you is use whatever you have to shoot your video whether that’s your phone, your iPad, your digital camera for photography. All three of those will give you very good video and it will allow you to shoot your video almost anywhere in any situation. So you’re never without the ability to shoot a video if you wish.
I try to keep my videos to between three and five minutes unless their training type video and they can be somewhat longer. I always like to create some sort of a list of key points that I want to present in my videos, some of the questions that I asked myself when considering shooting video is are they’re going to be other people in the video or is it just going to be myself?
I try to look for a nice background, something without a lot of distractions something without things like light switches etc. If you going to be shooting the video indoors. one of the other things that comes up quite frequently is the sound for your video. Try and find a location that is quiet without a lot of background noise, say traffic noise or people walking by which can be distracting from both an audio as well as a video perspective.
But pretty much with the tools that we have available today not only can we shoot very good video with good audio as well. But we can do an excellent job of editing after the fact if you need to remove an unwanted sound or an unwanted portion of the video itself.
So all this being said the most important thing is to shoot video and edit later on, you may have to do more than one take you may have to record the video several times to get it as good as you can.
This is not something to be worried about or discouraged about, the more you practice the better you will get. This leads me to the challenge that I wanted to leave you with I would like to challenge you to shoot a 30 second video each day for the next week.
So that in the end, at the end of the week you have seven different videos you can shoot them on any topic that you wish. Please feel free to leave me a comment about questions you have regarding shooting video as well as a link to any of the videos that shot over the week.
Feel free to visit my website which is www.computerswithease.com Thank you very much and enjoy shooting video.