In a camera-phone world, there is still a time and place for a professionally shot and edited video. But on occasion, a DIY approach is good enough — and even preferable.
I’ve done it for professional purposes once — and, as with so many things, that makes me feel qualified to advise others. So here’s what I learned about how to shoot a selfie video.
1. Don’t Overthink It
It’s a natural tendency of analytical types to overthink everything. So when I got the assignment to create a promotional video for an upcoming speech, my immediate thoughts went like this:
- Where will I shoot it?
- Is there enough light in my office?
- My webcam is terrible. Will an iPhone be sufficient?
- Will my iPhone fit on my tripod?
- Where can I find a decent background that’s not too busy or so stark that it looks like I’m shooting a hostage video?
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