“It’s Too Bad. And I Don’t Mean It’s Too Bad Like ‘Screw ’Em.’”.
The link above takes you to a picture of Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein and article about him from the July 24, 2011 edition of New York Magazine.
You don't have to read the article, but I did like how Mr. Blankfein is allowing powder to be put on his balding head and face before the TV camera rolls.
Scenario: A company pays good money to record their executives speak on camera. They rent a crew, HD camera, lights, and director. The talent comes in and declines powder to wipe the shine off his face. The rough cut comes in and everyone wonders why the executive looks so shiny/oily/sweaty.
A little powder goes a long way so don't forget to bring it to your shoots. I generally use Clairol CoverGirl translucent powders. They come in a host of shades -- so to be prepared -- I bring a fair, medium, tan and dark powder with me at all times.
I use wedges to apply it and throw them out when the shoot is done.
Lately, I've had a more than a few male executives to decline wanting to use powder on their face. We all have a little shine and the bright lights pointed at your face just make it all that more noticeable.
In some cases when people don't want powder, I'll use oil cleaning wipes that have no odor but do a pretty good job in getting off the shine. Most men have no qualms about using them. I carry all of this in a toiletries bag and it's the first thing I pack for any shoot.
Lesson: Get the shine off for better looking video.
The answer is Chris Brogan* and Michael Caine both know how to relate to the camera.
Both see the camera as their best friend.
I've been enjoying Brogan's series because he's been doing a great job of speaking candidly about what it takes to be success. I feel like he's talking to me. Can't see the clip, click here.
From Caine's Video:
We all can be good communicators on camera if we follow some simple rules that I've gleaned from Michael Cain's Acting in Film DVD (there's a book too but the DVD actully shows Caine and some students in action).
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Using Annotations in YouTube an easy way to highlight important points in your video.
It's great for underlining takeaways and to do's. Or, have fun with them and undercut what is being said on screen like when Woody Allen used subtitles in Annie Hall.
You create the annotations after you have uploaded your video to YouTube. There's a really simple editor that you can use to make thought bubbles, text in boxes, or links to share other URLs in YouTube.
Check out this simple one that I made. Title: A Blogger At Work:
Music: Kevin Macleod
Another example that I wrote about a few weeks ago is here.
A short how to video about Annotations is here.
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Here are four Video Blogging mistakes I see all the time and what you can do to avoid them.
How are you making your Vlogging videos better?
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