How to Speak Into a Camera | For Vlogging, Youtube-Channels, Tutorial-Videos & More | Adam Malmstedt | Skillshare

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How to Speak Into a Camera | For Vlogging, Youtube-Channels, Tutorial-Videos & More

teacher avatar Adam Malmstedt, Digital Marketer & Content Creator

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Lessons in This Class

7 Lessons (11m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. 3 Fundamental Practices

    • 3. Preparing For Your First Take

    • 4. Gesticulate to Improve Your Confidence

    • 5. How to Use Your Voice

    • 6. 3 Practical Exercises

    • 7. Project Briefing and Outro

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About This Class

Who is this class for?

This class is for anyone looking to start recording themselves for any purpose, be it a vlog, Youtube-channel or video-tutorial, the possibilities are endless.If you're feeling a bit shy of the camera och generally uncomfortable in a video-setting, then you've come to the right place.

Even if you can't image getting in front of a camera, my short class will set you on the right path to boost your confidence. 

What will you learn in this class?

In this class I will teach you my best practices, tips and tricks for acting confident and comfortable in front of a camera. I will be sharing how I went from absolute newbie to where I am today. When you're done with this class, you will be able to do the following: 

  • Speak in a confident,and clear manner. 
  • Utilize gestures to improve confidence and empower your way of speech.
  • Record yourself in a semi-professional way, great for vlogs and youtubing.
  • Have the means to further develop your confidence in front of a camera. 

Why should you take this class in particular?

My class is short and to-the-point, providing you with tips and tricks to immediately turn your recording-sessions into productive time, generating quality footage for you to use as you please. Even without any prior experience, you will be able to skip ahead on the learning curve of self-videotaping. 

Some of the tips mentioned in this video I didn't even discover until several months of practice, so even if you're a junior-mid creator, you might find some value in this class.

Why is Adam qualified to host this course?

As a digital marketer since 2 years back, I've worked with several types of advertising, ranging from PPC to paid and organic social. I also run my own Youtube-channel.

These experiences have culminated in me having seen the best and worst of video-ads, which has granted me certain insights into what works and doesn't. 

Meet Your Teacher

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Adam Malmstedt

Digital Marketer & Content Creator



Digital marketing across the board is my speciality. I've been in the digital marketing space since 2 years back, starting out as a freelancer with no college education. Climbing my way to the top I'm currently working with one of Sweden's fastest growing digital agencies. 

My primary specialty is Google Ads marketing, but my experience extends to content creation, paid social, organic social and many more.

I'll be happy to teach you everything that I know. 

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1. Introduction: what's going on? Everyone and welcome to this master class. My name is Adam and I will be your teacher for this project, where you will learn to be confident and talk confidently in front of any camera so you can go from this. What's up, everybody? It's Adam here and welcome to this video. What's going on? One. It's your business, boy, Adam. Now I have a few videos I want you to watch, and at the end, our project used to film in 2 to 3 minute video of you doing a presentation of yourself. Now the biggest take away with talking in front of a camera is that practice makes perfect . Your first video is probably not going to be the best one you make. But with the help of these tips that I would share with you, it will be a lot better than it just started out blank like I did. So this video is mostly focused on tips and tricks on how to get you up and running and ready to face the camera the shortest amount of time possible. So why should you listen to me? Well, I'm a digital marketer and I work tongues of areas, businesses and I have seen so many marketing videos, and I picked up the best tips and tricks that I've found put together and based advanced course. I also run my own beautif channel into a little bit of social media. So that's where I'm coming from now or would see you. Let's get on with first listens. 2. 3 Fundamental Practices: all right, So before we begin, let's get the basics down 1st 1st up, let's talk about stuns. Do you prefer filming standing up or sitting down now? I started out standing up because, well, I hadn't going to sit down. But actually, when you stand up, you can project Mawr confidence onto the screen. So if you want to follow my recommendation that I would say standing up is a good way to begin. But of course, it's entirely up to you. You may have noticed I'm sitting down right now, and it's working justice. Well, Secondly, when starting out filming, you want to be alone as best as you can, because I find that even today when pretty used to fill me, if there are people moving around in the house, I will lose my focus, and I will lose my confidence. And more often than not practicing a new skill, we want to be comfortable. It is good to be alone, and being comfortable will translate into confidence on screen. Have a great save for connecting with your audience, which I completely missed out when I started up. So when you're feeling more often than not to have a little screen projecting yourself Now . You don't want to make a mistake of looking at yourself when you're filming, you want to look directly into the camera lens. But this gives a better connection with viewer, and they are more likely to take to heart the message that you're trying to come back. So make sure to look into the lens off the camera is not on your own image when filming. It is also a good idea to not have your head in the middle off the screen. It is perfectly fine for your head to be in the top of the screen like I'm doing right now , because otherwise you might look a tiny bit out of place. All right, so now we've got these three basic tips down. It's time to move on to actually talking in front of the camera. Let's do it 3. Preparing For Your First Take: all right. Now it's time to get started with filming your video. I hope that your chosen a subject if you haven't, don't worry. You can just talk about your favorite hobby or your favorite animal. Anyways, how much should you prepare? Well, you can have an entire script ready. You can talk for bullet points, or you can talk 100% freely. I tried all of these, and I found that the best way to do it, you see utilized bullet points. Why? Well, first, when I started, I used script, and the script is great for conveying information, but you become extremely rigid when you're struck to the script. It doesn't convey that much emotion, and it doesn't allow for any freedom. But if you're very nervous in front of the camera, they're reading off. A script might be a good idea. Off course you're free to try to please. The other alternative is to talk 100% freely, and this works if you're very comfortable in front of the camera. But when you're starting out, I would still recommend using bullet points. Why? Well, bullet points provide a great math off. What to talk about but it still provides you with that much needed freedom to give the viewer feeling of you being natural on camera. So let's put down a few bullet points. All right, your preparations ready? That's great. Now it's time to start filming, and I recommend that you film one long take because it makes editing that much easier. But that's for a whole nother. Listen, let's move on to actually talking to the camera. Now whenever I'm filming something, I always imagined that I have a massive audience and that they absolutely love me. If you've ever seen a celebrity on TV, they're well aware that their audience loves them a ton, and that gives them that much even confidence toe act fried on camera. And I feel that this helps me up a lot. Imagine that you're giving a lecture to students that are extremely interested in what you're teaching them, or that you are a famous youtuber with a massive audience, loving every word that you say and also Justus. The camera adds a few pounds. It removes of interfering, too, says um, so make sure it's always spice it up a little bit extra, because otherwise you will portray a feeling boredom and un engagement. We don't want that. So let's repeat those last points. One. Imagine that the audience loves you and number to be more enthusiastic than you think that you need to be. All right, great. Let's try feeling our first scene. So do that now and then come back here. 4. Gesticulate to Improve Your Confidence: all right. How did you feel? The great thing about filming yourself is that you can redo it as many times as you want and keep in mind. Practice makes perfect. So even if you get a bad shop, it will provide you with valuable experience. Now, you might have noticed that I'm moving my arms quite a bit. Jessica waiting a lot. This is something that provides confidence and also gives you more power to certain words. I recommend it to try using gestures. When you feel appropriate now for exercise, I would suggest that you tried overdue. It's now you might think that I'm over doing it, but this is my recording style. Try doing it like me, and if you're feeling a bit shy, you don't have to move a lot. Little movements like this are fine. Just to show that you're comfortable and confident in front of the camera, let's try shooting another clip on this time. Use your hands to gesticulated as much as you want 5. How to Use Your Voice: Alright. How did it go? Did you feel weird moving in front of the camera? Don't worry about it. It will go away eventually. Now let's talk about how we use our voice when we're recording it, of course, depends on the subject that you're covering. For example, if you're doing a news coverage that you should probably use more monotone voice to show that you're serious. But if, on the other hand, you make it a tutorial like me, try fluctuating your voice up and down as it provides a big more of engagement to the person watching. And it also shows your enthusiasm, though. Don't overdo it because you might end up just talking up in a really high voice like this. And in the end that will just annoy all of your watchers. So make sure that you're very your total boys according to the sitting, and to make the video field and more alive. Another bonus take to boost your re user attention is to switch environments a lot, I said. Is this a tongue back in the day, I would film like this, and then I was switched to another location where I'm standing and then I was wished for a selfie camera. Now this improves user attention, but it can make movie big Macy, You've done wrong. Now that was just a bonus. Types of don't put too much thought into it. 6. 3 Practical Exercises: All right, So let's move on to some more practical exercises in this. Listen, I want you to try filming three different types of settings on adapt your filming technique and your voice technique to the chosen setting. So, first up, I want you to try presenting something that would appear on a news channel. So you will need to speak with the clear voice and not very your tone Too much. For example, it would look something like this. Thank you, Jessica. I'm standing here with Captain Jones, leader of the local fire department recently. Put out a forest fire. All right, so just pick any subject you choose and try doing what I did. I'll see you soon. Good luck. All right. Welcome back. I hope you do. Well. Now let's move on to number two. I want you to try and sell a product. If you're everything a TV infomercial been, You know, just a style that I'm looking for. I want you to have a lot of energy and try teaching your voice up and down a lot. Try doing something like this. Good evening, everyone. I'm here with the latest trends in wooden dummies. Now Why do you need a wooden dummy? Well, you don't me. There are a ton of reasons. First up, it's made out of wood. It's sustainable. Secondly, it's cheap. Third, your kids are gonna love it just as much as your granny pre order yours today for just 1999 and get one additional product at no extra cost order now and not busy. All right, Now it's your turn. Give it a shot. All right. So number three, I want you to act like your YouTube ERT, creating an informative video about a subject that you're very interested in. But you still have to speak in a matter that your students will understand. So make sure talking a clear voice while still being enthusiastic about your subjects. For example, like in this class, welcome everyone to this skill share course with, I will be teaching you how to act conference able how to be confident in front of a camera . Now, I can't wait to share with you my best tips and tricks on how to do this in just a matter of minutes. So without further to you, let's get right into it. Did you get that now You tried 7. Project Briefing and Outro: all right, great work. So now you picked up some of my tips and tricks for acting naturally in front of a camera. Now it's time for us to complete our project. So I want you to set up a camera, and I want you to make it to the three minute video. We talk about any area off yourself. It could be a hobby of yours. It could be a general inspection where you can talk about one of your pits. Make sure to utilize to techniques have to talk to you. Let's run through them one last time so that your fresh and ready to fill All right, so remember, it's a look into the camera. Don't put your face in the middle of the screen. Put it a bit higher. Use bullet points to keep track of what you're talking about while still giving you that creative freedom. And lastly, if you can, is better to try it in a setting where you're completely alone, where you can focus on percent in your front camera without the disturbance of others. All right, the rest of like I can't wait to see what projects to come up with. I'd love for you to share them with me. And I'm happy to provide any feed back if you want any. Of course. Thank you for watching this scale, Sherry Course on how to act confidence and to be comfortable in front of a camera. Once again, we should Best of luck. See you soon.