I hope you' all doing great. I'm getting started recording an online course. but I'm struggling with Camera Anxiety. I'm usually super relaxed speaking publicly and giving in person lectures.
But being recorded on camera is a whole another thing for me. I tend to reshoot tons of times and I'm never satisfied with the end results.
I'm curious, am I the only one here who struggles with this? Is there anybody else whose camera anxiety is preventing from recording online courses? have you guys any tips?
It’s nice to hear that you are good at and enjoy giving direct lectures.
I think many of us struggle with camera because
1. it’s recorded for posterity and people can give feedback at leisure.
2. in a face to face talk, people can observe the body language and it covers up some grammatical errors in speech. Further, one can fully understand the sincerity of the speaker.
You could try delivering the lectures without showing the face until you are comfortable.
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Welcome to the community! Thank you for sharing your fears. Many instructors have faced the same struggle of being recorded, so you're not alone 😊.
I understand that you're never satisfied with the end result, but remember that “perfection is the enemy of progress”. Therefore, I encourage you to continue recording your videos. With time, being in front of the camera will start feeling more natural for you, and your videos are getting better and better. (Personal experience: I'm super nervous speaking in public, but practicing kind of helps!)
Once you feel more comfortable, you can revisit your previous recordings and make adjustments
However, if you still find it challenging to get used to being recorded, don't worry! We have many successful instructors who choose not to use face shots. Working with screencasts or other presentations is completely acceptable, depending on the topic you're teaching.
Feel free to explore the community posts on this topic for more insights.