Many of us are finding ourselves on video a lot more than we used to – even if we aren’t making content videos to put on YouTube, maybe we are being seen on camera more with our clients on Zoom Calls, Webinars, Skype Meetings etc.
And while you might have thought about your makeup and spent time mapping out what you’re actually going to say… very often people overlook one VERY important part of their video – the BACKGROUND!
It makes up the majority of the shot and can REALLY impact how long people watch your video and what they think of your brand.
In today’s episode your hosts, Suzi Dafnis and Michelle Falzon are talking about how to make your videos look great!
Specifically, what you can do to make your backgrounds and your settings look great – as well as some tips on relatively inexpensive equipment options that will make a massive difference to how fabulous you look on screen.
Listen to this episode to hear more about:
- How to avoid looking messy, bland or washed out on your next video
- How a few well-placed props can boost your “Authority Bling” and get people seeing you as a leader in your field
- How even a simple nook in your home can be transformed into your own personal film studio
- Why you want to think about putting yourself in a real-life work situation when recording your videos
- How shared workspaces can be a boon for your videos and spice up your backgrounds
- Why you might want to think about using a large screen TV as part of your backdrop (plus a cheaper alternative if that’s all too hard!)
- How to get your backgrounds looking different even if you are regularly filming in the same space (and why it’s CRUCIAL you add some variety to your video set)
- What you need to know about “depth of field” that will get your video looking like the pros in no time
- What to do with pesky blinds, pictures, and other “set destroyers”
- Is a “custom backdrop” something you should check out?
- Suzi’s “dream set” and how you can get a similar feel for a fraction of the budget
- Much, much more…
Also mentioned in this episode:
- Belinda Weaver – Copywrite Matters
- Nadine Shaw – Essential Solutions for Everyday
- Valerie Khoo – Australian Writers’ Centre