Hate being on camera? You know you should create videos, but you don’t want to be on camera. If you’re camera shy, then here are some tips on how to create videos without being on camera.
How to create videos without being on camera
This is for everyone who is camera shy! Today, I’m going to give you ideas for YouTube videos without showing your face. We’re going to go over what type of videos you can make without showing your face and how to make faceless videos. That sounds kinda gross, let’s say how to make videos without being on camera.
Ideas for YouTube videos without showing your face
Let’s start with ideas for YouTube videos without showing your face. As always, I’m making the assumption that you’re creating videos for your business. That could be a service-based business or product-based business. If you’re creating a personal brand, creating videos without showing your face is a little difficult, but not impossible. So, with the business aspect in mind, you should create educational videos. Tutorials on how to help your audience.
Tutorials are actually an easy way to avoid being on camera. This is how I actually avoided being on camera when I first created videos. You can check out my video How I use Asana for Clients. I created that video so that my clients would know how to use Asana when we start our projects.
You can also create videos to walk your clients through how to use your services or products. If you get a lot of frequently asked questions, you can just create a tutorial answering those questions.
Another video idea is to create behind the scenes videos or inside look videos to showcase your services, products, and/or lifestyle if you’re creating a personal brand. You can give people an inside look at your work area and walk them through your life or what you do in your business. I’ll explain how to do that without being on camera next.
How do I actually create videos without being on camera?
So, how do I actually make videos without being on camera? There are 2 solutions: screen share and B-roll footage.
I mentioned when I first started creating videos, they were no face videos. They were all tutorials and I was just showing my clients how to do things like creating a secret Pinterest board and share it with me or how to use a mockup.
In all these videos, I recorded my computer screen, instead of showing my face. If you want to record your computer screen, you can use QuickTime, Loom, or Zoom for this. I created a video tutorial for each tool if you want to check them out.
Another way you can create videos without showing your face is by using B-Roll footage. While you’re talking, instead of showing footage of yourself, you can add images that pertain to what you’re talking about. You can learn more about B-Roll footage here.
While I was in school, I created a video called Women and Coding. In that video, I used B-Roll footage and text animation instead of showing my face. If you’re creating informative videos then this is a great way to create videos without showing your face.
If you want to do a behind the scenes, inside look video, you can film your videos from your perspective. That means filming with your phone or camera showing what you’re doing. You can film your area or activity from your perspective.
For example, if you’re writing in your planner, you can set up the camera to focus on the writing in the planner. Or if you’re cooking, you can film the chopping of the vegetables or the boiling water in a pot. It’s basically filming everything that you see. You’re still showing your life but without showing your face.
I don’t have time for this, just tell me how to create videos without being on camera
If you want to create videos for your business or brand, just remember to create tutorial videos or informative videos. Remember to think about what your audience needs to see to learn from your video.
Creating videos without showing your face is a great way to dip your toes into creating videos. When you become more confident, you can start gradually showing your face. Showing your face is important when creating a personal brand and building a connection with prospective clients. If you want to start gradually showing your face, stay tuned to next week’s video.
Does not showing your face on camera motivate you more to create videos? Let me know in the comments below.