Experiment with different approaches
- Not everyone works the same way, and there are lots of ways to do this – find the one that suits you.
Matt: Number two – experiment with different approaches.
Chris: Yeah, so there are lots of different options for speaking to camera, or speaking on camera. So we obviously speak to you at home.
Matt: Yes, and when we do some shoots, some talking heads, occasionally I might be sitting in in a directorial position, and I’ve found that some people are pretty good at reading from a rough script, some people benefit from having somebody there, a human there to have a conversation with.
Chris: And speaking slightly off-camera. So if Matt speaks to me here… Hello!
Chris: Tell me something interesting.
Matt: I don’t know anything interesting at all, I’m afraid, my brain is vacant.
Chris: Some people find that a bit easier, rather than speaking to a lens.
Matt: Yeah, so I think it’s important to find the style that suits you the best. You might be great at memorising a few bits and reading that pretty close to what it is, maybe you can just get some bullet points and get the jist of what you want in your head and speak it naturally. But the important thing is to experiment and try and find the approach that you’re the most comfortable with.