I'm terribly camera shy.
However, all the awesome writers like Tara Tyler, Misha, C. Lee, and The Hungry Bookworm are making videos, and even making videos about how to make videos, or reviewing books.
So, I decided to try.
I videotaped my cat.
I videotaped my dog.
I videotaped my notebook:
Someday, I may videotape myself - but not yet.
I'm just getting used to the sound of my voice on camera - remembering that I'm the product of my family heritage and the Pacific Northwest. My mother was born half deaf. My grandmother who took care of me most afternoons after school had a cleft palate and later had a stroke. I drop my sentences like any Pacific Northwesterner, and I have a pronounced nasally "r" like my father's family from Eugene, Oregon. It all shows. Speech therapists usually an interesting time talking to me, trying to figure all of that out without my telling them anything in advance. Yet, I've acted in plays, I've given speeches, I teach. I've worked on my vocal clarity before, and I'm working on it again.
According to my kids, my voice is too montone in these videos, but I was trying to do one take and not say "um."
Facing the camera can wait a bit, but I can still produce a few short videos.
Have you tried Vlogging yet?
Have you seen these youtube channels by awesome authors who vlog?
The Hungry Bookworm
C. Lee McKenzie