Pre-Production

Presenter-Focused Pointers for your Video Shoot

Taking you “behind the scenes”. On-camera prep tips for your next video shoot. Plus, common mistakes that can be a challenge to fix in the edit.

Develop a Visual Identity on Video. Invite Your Viewer into your World

August 1, 2014 Pre-Production

Set the Scene. Invite your Viewer into Your Video Space: Everything you see or hear in movies or on TV has been meticulously and deliberately placed there to create the desired effect and influence the audience into thinking, feeling, or responding in a certain way, whether the audience is consciously aware of it or not.

Avoid the Hallmark of Bad Green Screening. Fail Proof Green Screen Tips

Using “green screen” can open up a world of fun and creative possibilities. I am of course assuming you are going to use a green screen to help you communicate your message in a fun, creative way. As you read on, you’ll learn important principles and best practices to help you make the best creative choice for your video creations, as well as avoid any angst when editing your video.

Client Coaching: Do You Make These 6 On-camera Mistakes in your Videos?

With just a few coaching adjustments my client Alice began to see herself in new creative ways. Coupled with visual production techniques and filming best practices, Alice began to see and experience herself in new creative ways on-screen and in her own self-produced business videos.

Why Using the “Rule of Thirds” is Powerful in Your Business Video Presentations

The Rule of Thirds teaches us how to create pleasing and interesting compositions within the camera frame. Get great visuals in your video presentations. Learn how to easily apply the “Rule of Thirds” and the powerful eye-tracking “F” in your videos.

Shift your Focus. Emotionally Influence Your Audience

Did you know you can Emotionally Influence Your Audience, control the mood, and direct the attention of your viewers with this simple technique.

How to be Confident on Video. 6 Pro-Tips for Your On-Camera Mindset

Anyone can put themselves on Video. But NOT Everyone is W-a-t-c-h-a-b-l-e! Develop your on-camera mindset and be more confident on video. Apply these Pro Tips before your next video shoot to appear more confident, lively, and watchable on Video!

Studio Lighting Tips for Your Video Presentations

Easy to apply studio lighting tips for your video presentations. One of the most common mistakes I see is that most people do not appreciate how important it is to light themselves properly. Lighting is a powerful tool and it can create either a positive or a negative first impression on your viewers.

How to Bring Your Personal Vision to Life in 5 Simple Steps

Before you begin filming your video presentations, it is well worth investing time to build your personal vision first. Start by applying these 5 simple steps.

Think About Your Future Before You Create Your Personal Brand Videos

A key way to think about your future is, to begin with, the end mind. Answer these 5 key questions before you create your personal brand videos.

“Just be Yourself” They Say? Wrong! Define Yourself Before they Define You

“Just be Yourself” They Say? Wrong! Define Yourself before they Define You. In today’s information-overloaded society people take cognitive shortcuts to make snap decisions about what they see on screen. According to a study by Harvard Health & Sciences, within seconds, a person who meets you will have judged your income, level of education, and even your level of success. And that’s based on meeting you in the flesh.  Imagine how that translates to your self-produced business videos?

Avoid the Public Speaker’s Blindspot on Video

Presenting on Video Requires a Modified Approach. You might be great on stage in front of an audience, but being able to speak to a live audience does not necessarily mean you will come across well on video and vice versa. I see it a lot with professional speakers/presenters who want to crossover from stage to screen. Learn more.

Increase your Persuasiveness on Video. Avoid these 3 Eye Contact Pitfalls

On video…its ALL about the Eyes. People respond to you and your image before you have opened your mouth to speak. The way you hold yourself, your facial expressions and quality of eye contact all signal whether you are anxious, excited, confident, are joyful, sad, angry, surprised, disgusted or fearful and more.

How to Choose Your Video Background

A poor video background choice will detract from you and your key messages. Learn how to choose a good video background and avoid common mistakes!