Ways to Feel Camera Confident

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At Red Hall Films, we’re all about helping you tell stories in ways you might never have imagined. Whatever your story is and whether you’re looking for commercial videos, documentaries or simply video editing or production support, we’re here to make magical visual journeys a reality.

If you’re thinking of featuring in your company’s production, you might be worried about how you come across on screen. The good news is that being camera shy needn’t stand in your way! By following these simple steps, you can get camera confident in no time.

  1. Keep your cool

Keeping an even tone to your voice – not too fast, too slow, too loud, too quiet – goes a long way to making sure your audience stays engaged. If you have a tendency to speed through, take deep breaths and speak slower than you would normally. And pauses are good for dramatic effect but shouldn’t go on too long.

  1. Practice makes perfect

Practicing speaking in front of a small group of trusted colleagues or friends can be great for picking up on ticks such as saying ‘um’ or over-gesticulating. Take it in turns, be honest but kind, and you’ll be amazed what you can learn from one another’s feedback.

  1. Be mindful of your wardrobe

Standing up straight to give yourself good posture and simply smiling goes a long way. And whether you’re doing in-studio filming or are on location, put some thought into how well you fit in. Are there colors that could clash with your surroundings? Would a suit be at odds with a relaxed scene? Thin stripes, reflective materials, and bright colors should be avoided as a general rule.

  1. Know your stuff

Nothing will shake your confidence like lack of preparation, so set aside time to really know what you are going to say and do. Note cards can be a good way of reminding yourself of general themes.

  1. Be yourself

Finally, don’t forget to be you! Allowing your personality to shine through is key – no one wants to hear from a robot. Then simply let our experts take care of the rest!

If you’re ready to have a video created for your business, reach out to us at 888-979-0635! The Red Hall Films team will be happy to guide you through every step of your on-screen appearance to make sure you have a finished product you’ll be proud of!