What’s the most common mistake people make when shooting their first video? Christopher Ming Ryan points out that most video-makers don’t get in close enough to the person talking. This lessens the impact of the message. Zoom in. Frame the face. Here’s some tips from Ivan.
#1 Mistake When Making Your First YouTube Video
I took this video in Beijing. Twice. In the second take, I’m closer to you and the impact is better. The first take was scrapped. Pointless.
But I still made mistakes:
- The sun is in my eyes, which is why I’m squinting
- The noise was louder that you’d think, making it harder to concentrate
- The camera was not stabilized, i.e. free-hand. Try to use a tripod if possible.
How to Make a Near Perfect YouTube Video
What Other Mistakes Did You See?
This video is far from perfect. I know that. What else did I do wrong?
Fire away below!