Being in front of a camera tends to elicit trepidation, nervousness, and fear in the average person, much like speaking in front of a group of people. Despite the fact that there many online sources indicating that people are more afraid of speaking onstage than dying, I think most people would choose to speak in front of of a large group if they had a gun held to their head. But for many, being on camera isn't much better than public speaking.
Being on camera, whether live or recorded, is something just about anyone can not only get comfortable doing, but something at which they can gain a level of proficiency and effectiveness. For most, the fear of a video camera is driven by either not desiring to look foolish by saying something odd or act in a way that people think weird.
Watch a few of my videos, then scroll down to uncover the 11 vital preparation steps to a successful video shoot and overcome your fear.
This first video shoot I performed for Rawhide Boys Ranch was in 2013; the organization relies on car donations as a significant funding source to support residential care and outpatient counseling for troubled youth and families.
And here is another one from the summer of 2015, also for Rawhide Boys Ranch.
Video is hard work. It is a performance, much like you see from a musician, comedian, or speaker. I play viola, violin, and compose music, and my wife, Carolyn Ann Smith is a contralto singer and drama/choir teacher.
This next video is a testimonial for Joel Burns of Northern Summits and their successful work on Google AdGrant accounts for nonprofits which drive $480,000 in free web traffic to nonprofit websites.
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