“A picture is worth a thousand words”
We’ve all noticed that when you have something on your mind, sometimes it’s easier to say it rather than write it down for someone to read. Remember how you linger over those videos on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube? Now, along comes TikTok and interest in video-making has been through the roof! Suddenly, everyone wants to be a video star and get in on the action! So, how can you make a video too?
The Popularity of Videos On Social Media
We’ve all seen them: vlogs, YouTube pros and so many other types of videos and users online. So have you been envious of that person’s skills? Wished that you could be that person, oh so confident in front of the camera!? Stutter – fumble – mumble – errr – is that you? Not anymore, here we are to dive into all aspects of starring in your own video production.
How To Make a Better Video:
With #LightsCameraChatter you can learn to make great videos, talk about your ideas or causes that speak to you. And getting on video adds a whole dimension to your brand, voice and content.
Watch Siddarth Mishra’s workshop on Speaking in Front of The Camera
Let’s Talk About Video Equipment:
Don’t have a good video camera? Don’t despair, with campaign #LightsCameraChatter we will guide you in how to make the best use of the camera on your mobile phone. Learn to live-stream on YouTube or other social media platforms. Our expert guests will be talking about using what you already have to make your video dream come true. Therefore, we believe that you don’t need a lot of money to get started.
Read about things to keep in mind while producing your own video blog.
Using your voice
You’d think video quality would be the most important aspect of a video blog but it is actually your voice! You can captivate audiences with how you speak, modulate your voice and making content more memorable. Think of Amitabh Bachchan, Kabir Bedi and Morgan Freeman and you’ll know exactly what we’re talking about.
Watch Prateek Sharma’s workshop on Voice Acting.
Listening and Practicing is Everything in Learning to Make a Video:
You won’t get far if you only dream about coming on camera. Just like you have practiced writing, coming on camera, speaking, recording, technicalities, etc. will come to you as you practice, learn from your mistakes and keep going forward.
Watch Karthik Nijhawan’s workshop on How to Produce and Upload a Killer Blog
Why Video? What bloggers say:
Our twitterati have been vocal in their feelings for video blogging. Some are into it in a big way and others are camera-shy, wondering what all the fuss is about. In our weekly Twitter session, they were very vocal in their thoughts. As potential video bloggers, we should note some of the points everyone raised.
Deliver on your promises
Our community pointed out you sometimes you end up watching a video for a long time before you realise that they are wasting your time. Some videos never get to the point.
Visuals never go out of style
Audio-visual is appealing to everyone, even those who don’t like to read but who are interested in what you have to say. The impact a visual creates in a few seconds can be phenomenal if done right. The sound effects give it even more appeal.
Fear of camera
Many agree that the video is here to stay. But why are so few of us taking it up? Confidence seems to be the biggest factor. A few bloggers are camera shy. This can be fixed with more practice in front of the camera. Also, preparation before going on camera helps you to be more confident because you are prepared and know what you are going to say. The fear of sounding ignorant is taken care of, which is half the battle.
Watch Saumya Kulshreshtha’s workshop on The Spoken Word.
As one of our community members says, “You have nothing to lose and everything to gain from video blogging.”
Watch Akash Banerjee’s workshop on How to Live-Stream on YouTube
Let #LightsCameraChatter begin!
We are so excited to bring back the popular #LightsCameraChatter where we get together as a community, so we can learn more about using video for creating content!