Yesterday I had the pleasure of welcoming the film crew from the Fetzer Institute into our home and my home office.
This wasnâ€™t the first time a film crew had been in my home. The first was many, many moons ago when the National Film Board of Canada filmed On Top of the World. (Oh, that brings back happy memories!)
And yesterday was likely not the last time I will welcome a crew with a mondo video camera into my home, but that is another postâ€¦quite possibly in the not distance futureâ€¦
But it was the first time I had done an on-camera interview! Once again my iPad was put to the test. I was given the interview questions ahead of time and, after writing my text responses in Microsoft Word, I used TextAloud to convert the text to speech. I then emailed the audio files to myself on my iPad.
When I was asked a set question during the interview, I tapped the appropriate audio file and â€œKateâ€ spoke my response perfectly. I so love my Kate! We have done so many wickedly awesome things together.
But the one phenomenon that I really, really, really donâ€™t like is how my body goes into â€œspaz outâ€ mode whenever a nearby camera is turned on; the more expensive the camera, the more pronounced the â€œspaz outâ€ mode. And telling myself to relax only accomplishes putting more focus on my bodyâ€™s unintentional movement, which amps up the movement even more.
I have often wondered whether mastering a few acting techniques would aid in muffling this mind-body disconnect. This is something I would like to learn before I interact with the next film crew, so that when â€œAction!â€ is called, only intended action is put forth, or, less unintended action is caught on video.If you enjoyed this post, consider buying me a cafe mocha. Thanks kindly.