Friday, October 15, 2010

How to Look at the Camera

Watch the way Mark Bittman, "The Minimalist," focuses his eyes straight at the camera in this NYT cooking video, "Agua Fresca:"



Don't you feel as though he's talking directly to you?

From the Green Room: When you're speaking on camera, focus your eyes like a laser directly at the camera as if you were having an intense conversation with one person.

2 comments:

TJ said...

The problem for most people is that they freeze their head when they look at the camera. You've got to keep moving your head and face to look natural.

Anonymous said...

Bittman's easy-going conversational banter further enhances that one-to-one effect. And he has to get an A+ in the art of props for his "guest host" in the Roasted Tomato Soup video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0el5_LeIEM

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