Overcoming your fear on camera
One of our members, Gemma Wells, who is a Media Designer at Talk Talk, has written this short piece of overcoming your fear on camera:
With the birth of Digital learning and all things video comes the fear of being caught on camera! Well it does if you are me and I am sure I am not the only one! I believe I sound like a 12 year old child when recorded so whenever someone asks me to be part of a video or to add a voice over to an e learn, I always apologise and make a very swift exit! (Roadrunner style – meep meep!)
If I have been caught on a sort of good day I may agree to it but it takes twice as long to record as I stutter, um and ah my way through it. I insist on many (and I mean many!) retakes until I am sort of happy with it or me and the person recording have exhausted every angle and just make do!
Well seeing as we all need to embrace change as a good thing and step out of our comfort zones more often (trust me it is an adrenaline buzz to do this) I have been researching ways to overcome this fear and just do it! I thought I would share this with my fellow scaredy cats out there so we can all be part of the video generation and get involved!
- If you have to be interviewed on camera (and lets be honest, unless you are a celebrity this always makes you feel a little cringy!) this article is helpful to raise your confidence – The 3 key fears of being interviewed on camera.
- If you a king or queen of the retake as you see every flaw/stutter or bad light – take a look at this article to overcome your nick picky ways! 5 tips to overcome your fear of being on camera.
- If you just want to learn how to be awesome! Then take a look at this article 10 tips for being awesome on camera.
- And because everyone loves a good TED talk – this should help you overcome all your fears (we live in hope!) Smash fear, learn anything!
Hope this helps someone out there!
TalkTalk Group Plc