I, on the other hand, HATE to be on camera. And, I especially dislike the tone of my voice. Whenever I hear it back, I wonder how people can stand to listen to me for any length of time.
That said, I love to teach in person and I'm on a journey of self acceptance, so I am taking the leap.
A fellow artist shared with our group how she made an inexpensive camera stand. She shared it a while ago and I procrastinated ever since then of trying to make one and trying to make videos with my phone. So, after getting much support yesterday from a couple of artist friends, off to Home Depot I went with my list of supplies and funny diagram.
I am not sure what took me so long to do this, because it was sooooo easy. They cut all the pieces for me at Home Depot and I assembled it in the store to make sure I had everything. I think I may have encouraged a fellow shopper to make one as she was intruigued as she saw me putting it together.
Of course, I had to take it apart to go through the check out. I came straight home and reconstructed it on my diningroom table. I was so stinking excited.
This morning, I took it into the studio and set it up in my workspace. I was able to attach my phone and capture the desk area that I wanted to video.
However, when I turned the video on to make a short recording (just to see if the set up was ok), I realized that I was very afraid. I don't think I said "um" that many times in my life as I said it in that 15 seconds! Do I need to prepare a script?? Perhaps I should start with voice over?
I am going to move forward even though I feel extremely intimidated by sharing with the public via video, but surely could use some pointers from the more experienced. Help me get over this hump?