The secret to presenting on camera
We’ve worked with people who come across so well in their web videos that you feel like they’re right there with you. Having a great conversation.
How? Because they’re thinking one-to-one. Not one-to-many. They’re not approaching being on video like an address to a large group. They’re just picturing one person. And connecting with them.
Good presenters create a feeling of intimacy
Whether it’s a corporate video or a livestream production, they’re cultivating an experience of intimacy. When you watch them you feel like they’re in relationship with you. Like having a chat with a friend.
And they bring the same aspects that make a human interaction great: A certain playfulness. Not taking themselves too seriously. But demonstrating that they’re enjoying being there with you. And what they have to share is valuable.
What if you don’t feel comfortable on camera?
Some people say, “I’m not the sort of person who enjoys being on video.” Then you need to ‘act as if’. How? By tuning into what makes you passionate about your subject matter. What drew you to it. And then allowing it to come through. And letting go of your judgement of yourself. At least temporarily. You can go back to being that person who hates being filmed once you’re done filming 🙂
Being vulnerable on camera
People call this vulnerability. Which doesn’t mean showing your weakness. It just means bringing as much of your full self to the experience as you can muster. Which also means being ok with some viewers judging you. Or not liking you. But thinking enough of yourself and what you have to offer to go ahead and do it anyway.
We regularly film presenter to camera videos in Melbourne. Our job is to not only take care of the technical side of things, but to help you feel comfortable. And to coach you to help get the best performance. Once you’re ready to discuss your videos, get in touch.
Ryan Spanger is one of Melbourne’s most respected and sought-after video production professionals. Ryan founded Dream Engine in 2002, and specialises in helping medium to large corporates, government departments, and the non-proﬁt sector to connect with their audience more effectively by using video.