Do you have an interest in becoming a videographer?

Are you imperfect?

Brittany possesses the unique gift of writing blogs https://www.clumpsofmascara.com/10-tips-for-aspiring-beauty-bloggers/ that’s both thoughtful and funny.

 Her videos https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=ioHv5MBK9Jw are seamlessly produced and entertaining.

Best of all…drumroll, please…Brittany presented “Video: Plan, Shoot & Repeaton Tuesday, March 6, 12:30, at the Casselberry Library, this is what she said.


Why

-Video isn’t the future, it’s now.

Facebook prefers video
People want to be engaged beyond words and images
Videos are easier to share and send to others (which can help with viral content)
-It’s another (fun) way to reach your audience
Everyone doesn’t WANT to read but they’ll watch a video.
People get to know…you!
To allows people to listen to you in a different way
It will make you stand out
Brands love working with influencers who are comfortable in front of video AND they’re willing to pay more!
No matter your niche, there is something you can say and there are creative ways to say it via video

How

-You don’t have to have a fancy camera, a camera phone + a tripod works just fine
-Teach yourself how to shoot by attending YouTube University

When

-Ask your community what they’d like to see and what times/dates work best for viewing
Going Live vs Edited videos
-Try both to see what works best for you and your community.

Common complaints

“But I’m an introvert, I don’t like being in front of the camera”
    -Fake it until you become it
    -Practice makes perfect
    -Get friends/ family members to critique you
    -Do what’s most comfortable for you
“I don’t know what to talk about.”
    -Yes, you do. People already follow you for a reason
    -Talk about brands, experiences, and stories that inspire me.
“I need a little push.”
    -Watch what others are doing. Don’t copy them but be inspired.
    -Do a video with a friend or family member that you feel comfortable with.
    -As your readers what they’d like to see.

Types of Videos

-Live (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter)
-Edited
-Vlog-style
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Some of the takeaways I received from her talk were:
Facebook wants you to look at videos and they get more likes and actions.
Use video to connect with your audience.
Be interesting and be authentic, practice, practice and practice.
Do what you love, what cracks you up and what annoys you.
Follow people who are doing it well.
Get a friend who loosening you up to do the video with.
Make sure you have something to say.
Don’t take yourself too seriously.
Ask questions before you shoot.
Don’t let ego get into it.
Don’t share personal information.
Sorry, not giving out any of the resources she gave us.
You need to show up or hire Brittany!

 

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