Overcoming your fear on camera

, May 17, 2017

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!

Hope this helps someone out there!

Gemma Wells
Media Designer
TalkTalk Group Plc