Flip Video Secrets - How to record yourself

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The most common question I've gotten this week at Flip Video Secrets was how to record yourself and make sure you are framed in the viewer. I do believe that one of the biggest shortcomings of the Flip Video is it's lack of a swivel screen (so you can see yourself).

No matter in this VERY ROUGH video, you get to see my solution.

P.S. My makeup artist already went home, so you get to see me warts and all, at the end of a long day! This is Cinéma Vérité at it's absolute finest!

Here are some pictures Sherri took of me making the video. Notice the position of the camera 30% angle above the center of my face. (you want the camera above you angling down). Also note the mirror positioned behind the flip video to show me the screen while recording.

We'll give you more great tips Thursday night on the Flip Video Secrets Teleseminar.

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Vicente A. Martinez
Realtor, Brooklyn - Long Island - Queens Homes
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Hi Steve. Thanks for sharing the great tip! Keep them coming.

June 28, 2008 12:36 AM
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Lisa Ryan
Selling Princeton,West Windsor and Montgomery Town
Callaway Henderson Sotheby's International Realty

Steve~ great tips! I never thought about having a mirror behind the camera.

July 05, 2008 10:19 PM
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Ellie McIntire
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Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate

EEEK, I don't think I could watch myself- Ya'll must have a ton of confidence.

July 05, 2008 11:02 PM
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Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
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Steve, I really do have to start using the Flip that I bought and carry with me. Thanks for the encouragement.

BTW, you have my maiden name.

July 07, 2008 10:09 PM
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Phil Leng
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Hi Steve,

Interesting tips.

I started to take videos of myself. Didn't like it.

Now I keep the camera pointed away from my face...

Phil

December 25, 2010 04:17 AM
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