Building an authentic Employer Brand through employee voices
28 Sep, 2023
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Filming yourself can be nerve-wracking at the best of times. It may help ease some nerves to know this: it’s good to mess up. This may sound like bad advice, but being comfortable with getting things wrong will help you practise more and get your message across in a way that’s more natural to you. You’re unlikely to get it right first time, but it’ll come, so give yourself a break!
There are a few aspects of production and post-production that create an environment perfect for messing up; a safety net, if you will. They’re really handy to understand, so here goes:
What you upload isn’t necessarily what you’ll see in a final video. Once you’ve submitted your clips, a load of magic can happen. This is just some of that magic:
Watch this video. Which of the above can you spot?
See, there is so much that can enhance what you film!
*Note that editing can’t fix everything, so it’s advisable to consider what you’re filming to some extent!
Okay, so you don’t have all the time in the world. However, if you check the time limit on the top-right of the Seenit App camera, you’ll probably find that you have enough time to give what you’re saying a few tries before uploading. This can help you analyse and improve as you go, and gives the editor a few options to work with.
When giving multiple takes, remember the almighty pause. Between takes, take a deep breath, look at the camera, and start over. This makes it easier to cut when editing.
Um’s and ah’s are a natural part of speech, especially when you’re a little nervous. If you find yourself using these between sentences, just try to slow down and pause before you start speaking again. This will allow for cleaner cutting of clips.
Again, just relax and use the time that’s there. If you’re not happy, have another go! It may take a few tries.
Everybody loves a blooper reel, right? We all mess up on camera, and those moments can be some of the most relatable and enjoyable to watch. So, don’t be afraid to make mistakes and to upload those mistakes - they’re gold!
So you see, messing up is very much a part of the process of filming great footage. With that in mind, go forth and embrace your errors - never be afraid to mess up!
28 Sep, 2023