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- be more confident on camera
- speak clearly and with comfort on camera
- enjoy being on camera
- understand the basics of being on camera as a TV reporter, anchor, journalist
- create better YouTube videos & online courses
- Students don't need to have any experience on camera before taking this course.
- Students will be asked to take part in course exercises that include recording sample videos. Any camera, smart phone, or computer with webcam that can record video will work well.
Be better on camera with more confidence, authority, and comfort!
Do you get nervous when speaking on camera?
Do you wish you felt more confident and had a better on camera presence?
Are you trying to be on television, a YouTube vlogger, or an online teacher?
Do you have to be on camera for an interview, and need quick media training?
If you answered yes to any of those questions, this is the perfect course for you. Camera Confidence, will help you feel more confident, speak more clearly, and have an overall better on camera presence no matter what kind of video you are a part of.
Learn from a television professional!
Christian Hartnett is a multimedia journalist with over a decade of on camera experience. He has a bachelor of arts in broadcast journalism and was recently the youngest field reporter for CBS San Francisco. He's learned many tips and tricks over the years that have helped him be successful. He's also made a lot of mistakes and struggled to be confident on camera, just like you.
Our Media Training Course Overview:
- Start off with daily routines that help you speak better
- Learn the basics of on camera preparation
- Be more passionate and ready for your topics with research, outlining, and scripting,
- Practice speaking on camera and get our helpful feedback to improve
- Use your body (voice, breathing, face, eyes, mouth, hands, arms, legs) to be more comfortable on camera
- Learn specific techniques to be better for TV appearances, YouTube vlogs, and online courses
What makes this class the best? Practice & get feedback!
To succeed in this course, you'll need to take action and participate in our practice exercises. Some of these include submitting practice videos where we'll give you honest, critical, and helpful feedback. Use this feedback to improve!
Enroll now to be better on camera!
Increase your confidence for your next video, television appearance, YouTube vlog, or online course.
With our 30-day 100% money back guarantee, there is nothing holding you back from jumping in right now and trying the course out.
Go ahead and click the enroll button, and I'll see you in lesson 1!
Phil & Christian
- This course is for anyone who needs to be on camera, but is struggling to feel confident about your voice and appearance.
- This course is for TV reporters, anchors, journalists, spokepeople, YouTubers, vloggers, online teachers.
- This course is NOT necessarily for people who have years of experience being on camera and already feel comfortable and confident.
Welcome to the Camera Confidence course! We're so excited to have you here. In this video, we'll cover how this course works, and give you some more information about the instructors.
Being great on camera or on the microphone requires you to appear comfortable. And I don’t necessarily mean comfortable as in relaxed and composed. I mean, comfortable enough in yourself to say what you want to say in a way that you want to express it. If you’re doing a video about a very emotional topic, you don’t want to talk like a news anchor! Allow yourself to show emotion by speaking as if you were talking to your closest friend. Here are some tips to getting you started. It’ll take a constant effort on your part.
Welcome to the first exercise of this course! We like to include exercises to get you to take action and retain the information from this class. Typically, we ask students to introduce them to the other students in this course by just writing out their name, where they're learning from, and why they are taking this class. But because this is an on camera confidence class, we want you to do it via video! Just record a quick little video with your phone or webcam, post it to YouTube, and share the link in a discussion post.
At home, in the shower, in the car, in public. Talk about what you’re going to do today, where you are going, what you’re excited about. The more you talk, the more comfortable you’ll get with your voice, your mannerisms.
Here's a sample television report starring your teacher Christian Hartnett. Take a look and see how he is using what he's taught you in this class so far in his live TV broadcast.
This can be as simple as saying hello and responding with more than just “good” when a person responds with “hello, how are you.” This helps you get out of your own insecurities and forces you to have a true interaction with people, which is what you will be doing when you’re on-camera. I guarantee if you have more real interactions with real people in real life, your on-cam presence will improve dramatically.
Eating right, exercise, sleep, stay well groomed. In my experience, I have ALWAYS performed subpar when I’m either sleep deprived, hungry, out of shape, not looking my best, or a combination of those. A healthy body and mind will absolutely help you appear and feel your best and will keep you sharp.
Thorough research will help you come across as natural and credible. This doesn’t just apply to news journalists. Plus, thorough research will allow you to speak ad-lib about your subject. And that’s crucial. If you can’t speak about your subject without your notes in front of you, you haven’t done enough preparation. Know your material.
Typically, you’ll want to BRING IT more than you think. Many times you’ll replay a video and think you are lackluster or lacking energy. More often than not, projecting comes out much better on-cam. Don’t worry about having a deep voice or an authoritative voice, unless authority is what you are trying to convey (reporters, anchors, CEOs). Embrace your voice and forget how you sound. People will forgive an imperfect voice. They won’t forgive a voice that doesn’t sound passionate.
This is very crucial! It’s easy to get out of breath when you are talking on camera (nervousness, thinking too much, etc.). Focus on remaining calm and breathing as normal. Pauses are ok! They are natural. Otherwise the non-stop talking will become overwhelming and you’ll be out of whack. Pro tip: Take 10 seconds to do slow and controlled deep breathing exercises before filming. This will energize you, calm the nervousness, and bring focus.
Look into the lens when making a point. Talk to the camera as you would look into someone’s eyes when speaking with them. However, don’t remain transfixed! Look around, move your head, etc. Allow your face to contort, your forehead to wrinkle, your eyebrows to furrow if that is what you would naturally do while speaking to your closest friend about that particular subject. The face holds the key to emotion. Tip: speak in the mirror about a particular event that happened to you today or yesterday. Talk about it in detail and describe how it made you feel. Smile, frown, wrinkle your face in disgust….and take note of how that emotion shows up on your face. Do this often.
Talk with energy and emotion! Hand movements are great and natural. Talking with your hands can help portray many emotions. This is why it’s best to speak on camera with nothing in your hands. If you can’t move your hands, you are prone to nervousness since you can’t release that emotion (try avoiding hand held microphones for this reason). Also, worst thing is to focus so hard on keeping hands still. You look like a wooden board. Instead, get out of your head and let those hands and arms move! Much easier this way.
Throw those shoulders back and correct any slouching. This will help you breath better and feel better. It takes practice though! We sit with our arms forward all the time (driving, typing, eating) and correcting that takes time. Try focusing on your posture during every day activities and trying to improve it and it will come naturally.
Woohoo! You finished another section. At the end of each section, we include a practice exercise to help you actually learn what we covered in this section. This section's exercise to record an sample tv report using the tips we gave you in this section.
Woohoo! You finished another section. At the end of each section, we include a practice exercise to help you actually learn what we covered in this section. This section's exercise to record an online lecture using the tips we gave you in this section.