A “Talking Head” video is one where the main action involves someone talking — either right into the camera or interview style, just to the side of the camera. This style is extremely popular with our clients, despite the name. Talking Head videos can be dynamic and engaging if you use a few of our video production tricks:
1. Use two cameras: We fix one camera on a tripod for the master shot, and then use a second camera, either hand-held or on a dolly, so that there can be a second angle and some movement. With editing, this style can be used in moderation to make the video more alive, or exaggerated for an “indie” feel.
2. Use “b-roll”. This is video without sound that we lay over parts of the interview while the talking continues to be audible. We can shoot b-roll or use stock footage or even still images. B-roll is great for adding contact, illustrating points, or just covering jump cuts where a mistake has been removed!
3. Use a Director. No one can really see themselves or hear themselves while they’re on camera. It can be so helpful to be coached and directed so that you look, sound and feel your best on camera.
If you are interested in learning more about how a video can help your business or nonprofit, contact Click To Play Media. clicktoplaymedia.com