I did my first video on December 30, 2010, when I was testing my new webcam. Since that time it seems I’ve created 13 videos, 12 from the webcam and one from my smartphone. I can honestly say I’ve learned a few things and I think I’ve gotten better since that first one.
The 5 lessons I’ve learned aren’t major things probably, but I think each of them are first steps towards figuring out how people want to put their videos together. Of course I’ve tossed my own flair in because, after all, it’s me.
I’m also doing something a little different for me in that I’m putting this same video on two blogs at the same time. I figure that in general the audience for each is different, but the video will work well for both. The video is below this, but for those who don’t watch the video, here’s the list of my 5 lessons:
1. Video’s not so easy to do.
2. One has to consider their background.
3. One has to figure out the best lighting to highlight their face.
4. One should rehearse their presentation before just sitting down before a camera and going for it.
5. If your video has anything to do with business, mention your website, including the domain, and spell it if necessary.
And now, video!