I was surfing my Flickr account and found a video I made for Miseducated a couple of years ago so I decided to share it with you. That was it’s original intention anyway had I not been so shy and hid it.
I was also checking out a video blog post I made awhile ago and snickering to myself as I do when I read many of my past posts. What was I thinking? Why did I so openly put my dorky self out there when it’s so easy to be anonymous? Because it’s fun! Why not?
When video blogging you might be thinking things similar to myself or you may have a whole new can of worries to plague yourself with. That’s the reason I’m writing this post. This post is about making a video blog and getting comfortable with video blogging.
So if you want to start, read the following tips and join me in this fun medium of communication.
1. Watch a lot of video blogs.
Check out your friend’s blogs, their friend’s blogs, you favorite model’s blog and more. Surf around Flickr and Youtube and see how other’s carry out their video blogs. Pay attention to the content, length and format. Note what you like and don’t like about them.
2. Create the actual content.
Write down what you plan to talk about, keep it short and to the point so you can freely elaborate on video. Make sure you don’t look like you’re actually reading the notes to yourself; make it spontaneous but don’t get too lengthy. I think the best videos are short and sweet.
3. Practice makes perfect.
Practice in front of the camera. Take long videos, short videos, videos of you talking with your best friend, whatever video ideas you have practice them. Pay attention to how you present yourself in front of the camera and take notes. Re-record re-record re-record.
4. Post your video.
After following all the above steps you may or may not be ready to post your video. Post it anyway. We all have to start somewhere and that only leaves room for improvement.
“Don’t worry about getting it right your first video. It will probably be too long, you’ll look like a huge dork, and the guys building a hotel next door will probably take the exact moment you’re recording to use their jackhammer. Whatever.” – Kontrary