You can’t find a Webcam anywhere these days.
Amazon is back-ordered a few weeks, and the WalMart associate just smirked at me when I asked if they had any.
It makes sense. If Zoom.us is mandatory in the age of COVID, then if only follows that a camera is a necessary evil too.
And please…puh-leez don’t give me this tired, “I have a face for radio thing!” I’ve written about this ad nauseum. Here’s one sample.
But having a webcam does not make you a video personality any more than having a piano makes you a virtuoso.
Since I’ve had JUST A LITTLE on-camera experience, I long ago concocted a sort of cheat-sheet on the challenge of making a good webcam video.
I’m actually in the process of sprucing-up this part of my marketing, but for now, you can find the basics on my OnCamTips page.
If you’re really serious about improving your comfortability on camera, gimme a shout at [email protected]. We can talk through it. I can tell you, though — just like being an accomplished VO — it takes practice, and you MUST learn to like the way you look on camera (remember when you first heard your voice recorded?…it’s like that).