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I think it’s time for something just a little different over here on vidpromom.com! Today, I have a guest post and video published over at Brilliant Business Moms, called “6 Brilliant Tips for Getting Comfortable on Camera“. When that goes live today, head on over and give it some love!!

To coordinate with that post, I thought I’d do a little behind the scenes video over here.

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6 Brilliant Tips for Getting Comfortable on Camera

Thursday 11th of May 2017

[…] the scenes” of where and how I shoot the videos for my blog, I invite you over to vidpromom.com for today's blog post and video! Writing this post and creating the video to go along with it […]

Ana Willis

Sunday 28th of February 2016

Hi Meredith! I'm so glad I found your blog! I'm absolutely terrified of being on camera and I know I need to start making videos for my brand new blog. I only have an iPhone to shoot my videos, is that any apps you recommend to edit videos?

Meredith

Monday 29th of February 2016

Hey Ana! If you have a Mac you could use iMovie, that's a great place to start learning how to edit!

su

Sunday 9th of August 2015

thank you Meredith. Very helpful! Will let you know how i get on :)

Su

Friday 7th of August 2015

Thank you so much. This was very helpful! I see - as you have both a Go Pro AND a video camera - it seems, at least, that you prefer the video camera for talk-to-camera videos. Is that right? I've been looking into set ups and best gear as I start my video creation/YouTube journey... specifically the best gear to use to shoot videos. For my first video, I used QuickTime with my Macbook Pro two weeks ago. It worked fine. But my next video I want to stand and be more relaxed. I will also be creating training videos which could run up to an hour. A visit to the Apple Store (fantastic service and advice) showed that my ipad or iphone 4S will have capacity and battery challenges for that. So reckon I'm going back to QT and down the line will buy a video camera. Do you have any thoughts? Go Pro or video camera? If you have any ideas, I'd really welcome them...

meredith

Friday 7th of August 2015

Hi Su!!

I do have a DSLR video camera (it's a Canon 70D) that I use to record my videos for my website and YouTube channel. I use my GoPro a lot in my content - showing how to use it, etc. so I needed to be able to show the GoPro ON camera, and not be recording WITH it (makes sense, right?). Sometimes I do shoot on my iPhone 6 if I'm in a rush or I'm feeling lazy. :)

I do prefer the DSLR camera for my "talking head"/talk-to-camera videos. I have more control over the camera settings than what I'd have with a GoPro (I shoot my DSLR in manual mode, not auto). I use my camera for personal use for still photos, and I really enjoy photography and videography, so having a nice DSLR is great for me (but it may not be for everyone, and you certainly don't *need* one to create videos!)

A GoPro would probably run long for your with much trouble. You can keep it plugged in and keep recording until the SD card fills up (over an hour I would think). The downside of the GoPro is it's not great at all in low light situations (another reason I like my DSLR). So you'd want to be reeeeeeeally well lit in order to avoid your video being too dark (and grainy).

Hope that helps!!

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