Meet Mr. Video
The art and technique of online video
I first came across the phrase Un Art… Une Technique in Georges Joubert’s book “Le Ski: Un Art… Une Technique.”
In his book Joubert explains that behind every great artist there is a serious amount of technique which allows them to express their art.
Take away the technique and the art is diluted and lost like tears in the rain.
As Joubert puts it…..
“What skier was able to contain their admiration while watching Ingemar Stenmark play with the difficulties in a slalom which the other skiers wildly attack like savages?
Who wasn’t aware of the touch of genius in some of Franz Klammer’s downhill runs?
Certainly it is inspiration that makes them artists, but without technique, how would they express their inspiration?”
Georges Joubert – “Le Ski: Un Art… Une Technique.”
So, before you can express your inspiration via online video, you have to learn a little technique.
In the video below, Tom Breeze of Tom Breeze TV covers ten techniques that are essential if you want to master online video.
Watch, listen, learn and be aware… you are in the presence of an artist.
BTW – Tom’s video is in HD so if you want to see him in full screen mode, just click on the expand icon at the bottom right of the video – enjoy.
Tom’s mini course in Online Video
In answering my ten bullet point questions Tom has given us a mini course in online video.
To act as a memory jogger, here is a list of the points in the order that Tom covered them.
- That zoom in and out that you do.
- Audio quality.
- How to speak to the camera as though it were an audience – keeping it conversational.
- How to sound confident.
- Script, notes or off the cuff.
- Adding a little humour to liven things up.
- Sitting down or moving about.
- Smiling and making your smile look genuine.
- Background – not cluttered.
There you have it folks, all the technique you’ll ever need and the art?…. that’s up to you.
Time to have your say
Tom would love to have some feedback so please feel free to leave a comment or ask a question.
Which technique did you find most helpful?
What else would you like to know?
Do you have any tips of your own that you can share with us?
And perhaps most importantly of all… do you believe Tom when he says that he doesn’t watch Eastenders?
My thanks and gratitude to:
Tom Breeze for his fantastic video Tom’s main site isTom Breeze TV