4 Tips on How to Deal with Being Nervous on Camera
Everyone gets anxious in front of the camera. Here are a few tips on how to alleviate nerves when the camera starts rolling.
Enjoy the Conversation
As you’re speaking back and forth with someone, your brain is firing off innate responses which result in a more natural product. So don’t concentrate on the camera, pay attention to the person you’re talking to! Submerge yourself into the magic of the conversation. In return, that magic will translate onto the camera.
Take a Breath
Breathe. There’s no rush! Take your time and catch your breath. Move at your own pace. You’ll subsequently get more and more comfortable in front of the camera.
Rinse and Repeat
It’s unlikely that you will nail a take on your first try. Keep going! Repeat yourself! Try different styles until you find one you like. Don’t feel bad when you have to repeat a take, you want to make sure it’s perfect! The more takes, the more you laugh at yourself, and the more comfortable you get!
Make some jokes, laugh at yourself, just keep smiling! Humor is the best medicine, and if you could get yourself to laugh and find whimsy in your mistakes, your anxiety will melt away and be replaced by confidence!
Now go out there and show the world what you’re made of!