Being in front of the camera can be intimidating. Add the technical obstacles of filming yourself to that and it can seems nearly impossible. So why should bloggers bother with being in their videos. Here are 5 reasons why:
It’s One More Advantage in Your Filmmaker Tool Kit
Being able to appear confident and at ease on camera can set you apart from other video makers. To be able to say that not only can you make awesome video but you can also be the talent for it gives you an edge.
Sponsors Love Faces
Continuing on from point 1 is that fact that sponsors love faces. If you they want you to represent their brand, they want to see you on camera doing it. Anyone’s hands can be in a video – but your face is unique and much more personal.
It’s Hard to Dispute Who Owns It
Unfortunately pirating video does happen. But having your face on the video makes it obvious who owns it and rights to it. By you appearing in your videos it gives you addition protection (not to mention it’s much easier to prove) that it’s your intellectual property.
Your Audience Wants See You
For the same reason why you should have personal stories on your blog, you should be in your videos. Your audience wants to get to know who you are. What you sound like. What kind of personality you have. You appearing in your videos is a great way to add that personal touch to them.
It Normalizes What is a Ridiculous Standard of Beauty
I confess that this is my “deep thought” on this one, but follow me. I believe that if more normal people appeared in front of the lens, what is currently a ridiculous standard of beauty might start to correct itself. We come in all shapes, and sizes. We all have our own beauty that should be documented. If more normal people get in front of the lens that are confident slowly I think this can be corrected.
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