My scary New Year's resolution
I’m not big on resolutions, but this year I did decide to start putting into action some things i’ve been avoiding for a while now.
You would think for someone who is around cameras all the time and have seen countless interviews take place, I would be fine with jumping in the hot seat, right? Wrong!
I despise being in front of the camera… my mind goes blank, my cheeks get flustered and sometimes my voice even gets a little squeaky. I would prefer to stand up in front of hundreds of people than get in front of that pricey black box.
Nevertheless, I know it’s time for things to change.
In 2017 I found my voice. I had kept quiet about a lot of things that I was passionate about for too long and my body actually responded to that by taking the power of my physical voice away for over three months. I have things to say, and I am not the only one. People are speaking up from all angles of the planet, and I am excited.
I love writing this blog, but when researching a previous post on the power of video content, I realised what I am missing out on by keeping my voice to writing only.
So, for 2018 I have set myself a mammoth task of getting in front of the camera more often.
In a blog post to come I will be setting up a home studio that enables me to film content that compliments my posts and I will be sure to share how I go about doing that. In the meantime though, there is something I have finally done, something that I have been putting off for months…
TELLING MY STORY!
For those of you who keep up with my posts you will have read about the incredible paralympian Jessica Gallagher and my desire to film her story, inspired by my little boys diagnosis of a vision condition at four months of age.
Well, I knew that I had to get on the camera along with my husband for the campaign video, but man, oh man, I used every excuse out of the book to put it off.
The biggest excuse has been I don’t have the right gear/crew available at the moment.
Regardless of that, last week I sat down with my husband, a big window, a tiny light and a 7D camera and did it anyway.
Is it perfect? No. Does it share our story and let people know about what we are doing? Yes. If we all waited for things to be perfect I suspect very little would ever be done. DO IT ANYWAY!
For the next week or so I will be busy editing the footage we took, filming some complimenting broll and getting my crowdfunding campaign ready. Our campaign will be ready to launch by February 1st and will run for a month.
I have put a decent amount of time and energy into researching successful crowdfunding campaigns and can’t wait to share with you the plan. For now, here’s a couple of stills taken from me sharing Alfie’s story - one how you think I am when I am on camera....
and what I am really like…..
If you haven’t done already, jump on my Facebook page and follow. I will be posting regular updates surrounding the campaign over the next few weeks.