How do you get confident talking to a camera/filming in public?
The simple answer is by doing it and practicing it.
gonna start practicing. thank you so much for sharing some knowledgeThe simple answer is by doing it and practicing it.
A more granular answer which I have adopted since I was 23 years old was proper "self-talk", self-improvement practices, and intellectualizing the process so that your emotions don't get the better of you. Having said all that, I still struggle with it. It gets easier over time with practice. I will never be a Hollywood actor but I can improve over time.
I stumbled onto voiceovers because certain videos forced me out of my room. And now, I prefer and embrace voiceovers because there is so much more control (and I am less terrible using it. LOL). One day, I do want to attempt a vlog out in the field just for the experience.I was shy at first about filming in public, but just started doing it. Every time I filmed in public - it got easier. Then I pretty much stopped. I still film in public, but no longer talk, I get better sound, and more editing options, doing a voice over later. I have seen guys doing vlogs at stores (restaurants, starbucks etc) and far too often the background noise interferes with the talking.
And I credit you @Damon, my TB friend, for bringing that to my consciousness. Thank you! I have snuck in views of a few of YOUR videos to get your style. I learned that you allow people to simmer in your experience comparing/contrasting that to the mindset that people want the shortest video possible. Your style did remind me of documentary-style videos where not everything is being rushed. The pacing can go up and down. Consider me more enlightened now than when I first lurked on the TB forums.Honestly this is how a lot of documentary films work. I really think studying film making is of greatest benefit to YouTubers.
I had to start doing voice-overs because the Philippines is such a noisy country. If I filmed and narrated at the same time - the video and audio are tied together. Quite often there would be too much wind, traffic, or music noise and ruin the take. I ended up turning the sound off and doing a voice over. That sounded weird to me, so I started just filming with no narration. Now I turn down the ambient audio, so it is not too loud but you can still hear the city sounds. Using the voice on another track allows me to adjust the levels as needed. I got a lot of positive comments about my voice being legible, but the viewers were also glad to hear the city sounds.I stumbled onto voiceovers because certain videos forced me out of my room. And now, I prefer and embrace voiceovers because there is so much more control (and I am less terrible using it. LOL). One day, I do want to attempt a vlog out in the field just for the experience.
To gain confidence speaking to a camera or filming in public, practice is key. Start by recording yourself privately to get comfortable with the equipment and your own voice. Gradually transition to more public settings to acclimatize to an audience. Script your content and rehearse to reduce nervousness. Maintain eye contact with the lens, as if speaking to a friend, to connect with your audience. Embrace mistakes as part of the learning process, and over time, your confidence will grow. Remember that even seasoned pros started somewhere, and with practice, you can overcome the initial jitters and become a confident on-camera communicator. Moreover, you can take services of any film studio like I'm using services of film studio Miami services for filming my videos for production and youtube.