How Do I Vlog On My Phone?
It’s not easy being in front of the camera at first. Just like trying something for the first time, you’re typically unsure if you’ll look like an idiot doing it. You’re wondering if someone is watching and judging you. You may not even care about the spectators around you, but feel like what you’re putting out won’t bring value to anyone. Or worse, you’ll get hate for it.
I started filmmaking mainly because I wanted to conquer a fear in my body. I always told people I design and develop, but I don’t do film. It was an excuse because I’d scared myself out of doing it before even trying.
So if I had to offer you 3 simple tips, they’d be this:
Make a list of the things you know by heart, that you eat sleep and breathe, that require absolutely NO thought to talk about or explain. For me, that’s web design, graphic design, and being a dad.
Take your phone, or DSLR out and point it at you. And press record.
Take that list, look at the first thing on it. That’s what you’re talking about, leave the list behind. (Let’s say it’s Baking)
Hey Siri, Ok Google, Alexa, set a timer for 5 minutes.
And start talking about what you love about that topic, what you hate, the pains a lot of people go through, the hardest part most people face, what’s up and coming, what others think work but doesn’t anymore, how you go in to it.
Before you know it, that timer will go off and you won’t even be through half of what you thought up on the fly. Let your people you’ll talk to them next time and please subscribe to follow your new journey in to filmmaking!
That’s it, the only other tip I’d offer is walk around a bit, be conversational, if you mess up, don’t turn off the camera, people love it, because you’re human.
I also made a 25 minute film about going Live on Facebook that expands a bit about feeling nerves on camera in public: