How to Do Great Talking Head Videos

Do you have an example of a great talking head video with no external b-roll?

And not a choddy, or multiple talking heads edited into one video. But a true, single person, talking head video– that’s interesting?

Not all businesses can afford big production companies. Any ideas?

–Jaye

Excellent question, Jaye*, but to answer it, I need to start by questioning your premise:

You imply that there aren’t more great talking head videos because of a shortage of money.  But the truth is that the reason there aren’t more of them is because of a shortage of talent.

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Too Shy to Shoot Video?

In about a week and a half I have to go to my sister-in-law’s baby shower. I’m planning on shooting some video. I’m somewhat nervous about it since I want to do some fun shots but I don’t want to overshadow the event.

I read in your book that most people are used to phones and point and shoot cameras being around. But I still feel that getting some of the good shots might feel intrusive. Help!

–Billy

First, a reality check.  Unless you’re shooting naked while hanging from a light fixture above the food table, it will be almost … Read the rest

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