Stage vs. Screen! Video is Intimate. Stage is Not.
Stage vs. Screen. Video is Intimate, Stage is Not.
In my experience, many people who are used to presenting on stage (or in front of a room), are not aware of how they need to adapt their presentation style to the technical requirements and demands of the video camera.
This includes; body positioning, body language and gestures, body movement, vocal range, eye-contact with the lens, camera framing and angles, backgrounds and setting the scene – to mention a few.
Stage vs. Screen
Presenting on video requires the presenter to “pull people in” (screen presence) whereas stage presenting requires the presenter to “push out to the audience.” There lies the problem for many Stage presenters. Note: this is also a common challenge for professional Stage-actors attempting to cross-over to screen and vice-versa for Screen-actors. Each need to learn/unlearn or modify their performances to suit the video or stage medium.
I see it a lot with professional speakers/presenters trying to make the crossover from stage to screen. They haven’t quite mastered the crossover to video in my opinion, and still, struggle with the camera’s technical demands.
The below resources will help you to get started. Especially if you are making the cross-over from stage presenting to screen or are new to creating your own video presentations, or to presenting and appearing on video.
Jump Right in! Check out the following
- The Lowdown on Camera Angles. For Filming Your Online Videos
- You’ve Been Framed. How to Frame Yourself for Your Online Videos
- How to Choose Your Online Video Background for Your Video Presentations
- How to Look Eye to Eye with the Video Camera – Video Presentation Skills
- Real vs. Fake Smiles in Your Video Presentation
- “Just be Yourself” They Say? Wrong!
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