Influencer In The Making
I am knee deep in our of my courses that is about video presence.
Assignment 1 was to create a 30 second video introducing ourselves and why we are taking this course. No edits, music or special effects allowed. Just a raw footage of us speaking to the camera.
It took me 6 retakes before I felt ok to submit my recording.
What I was looking for was:
- I am not mumbling.
- What I say is honest and interesting.
- I actually answer the question I was asked to speak about.
- I don’t look away from the camera…especially when I am trying to remember what to say.
- I stick to the time limit of 30 seconds… which is much shorter than I expected.
The end result was a very stiff me talking and looking so uncomfortable - it is funny to watch. Though I managed to do all 5, I looked like a robot.
I got feedback from the instructor telling me that I had improved from the very first intro video I had made for the course but I still had ways to go. The main thing he told me to change was the angle of the camera. Told me the camera should be at eye level. Who knew? I don’t have any equipment to place my phone anywhere unless I have someone else record me.
I am going to have to create a mini studio to be taken seriously as a content creator.
This influencer life style is expensive.
Love the eye level tip! Think that applies to taking Zoom calls too.
Whatever you do, please don’t become an “influencer.” That term is very cringe as the kids say.
Lol Brandon… I say that as a joke. My friends know how much I hate the word influencer and follower. Feels like a cult thing to me. But I am building a brand so the things that need me to have a presence is similar to being an influencer.
Agreed Jason. I am learning these things slowly.