So you have a camera and think you can shoot your own promotional video? You have dabbled with your camera before at family functions. It should be easy for you to create stunning imagery, great audio, and a story to convey your message. Plus, you will be saving money.
It is sad to say, but many people think this way. Just because they have a camera they think they can create a successful video for their business, event, or for their website. Wake up and smell the coffee…It will look and sound terrible if you think you can handle this job alone. Just because I have pots and pans and a stove does not make me think I can compete with chef Ramsay. I cook on a daily basis, but that does not make me a professional chef.
If you are planning to promote your business, event or website you really should put down your camera and let a seasoned professional videographer do the job for you. Saving a few bucks shouldn’t be your focus. Too many businesses have tried to create promotional videos and have suffered because of how unprofessional they look and sound. Not only will your video look cheesy, but your clients and possible future clients may be turned off by this approach.
Five reasons why your video will look and sound poor if you decide to shoot your own video:
I have been working in television/media for over 16 years. My experience includes news photojournalist, editor, and storyteller. It is my belief that you have a chance to better your skills each time you pick up the camera. I strive to be better than I was yesterday.