Scripted VS unscripted video – what’s better? That’s the question I got a couple days ago, so wanted to share my answer with you.
How should you record every video? Do you need to script every video? Do you take notes before you record a video? Or you just freestyle?
All of those are very common questions. And I used to ask that myself, because for a non-native speaker recording a video is challenging. I couldn’t get over the fear of camera, and particularly forgetting words or missing the core ideas that I wanted to share in a video. Has any of that happened to you?
Here’s the thing about scripting your video – whenever you do that, you’re just trying to record a perfect video. Videos will never be perfect. There will always be some flaws or something that you dislike about it. And it’s fine. I tried being perfect on videos too, and it used to take me HOURS to produce one single video. You don’t wanna spend that much time on it.
Should you take notes before recording a video? Yes, you can! That’s what I do every once in a while, so that I know what I need to cover in that video. Especially if you have a “numbers’ post” where you share several tips or secrets about a certain topic. That way you don’t miss a thing. And in the video below I share a ninja secret that will allow you to NEVER forget any point that you want to cover in your video. This helped me a LOT.
A lot of the times people are so uncomfortable doing videos, that they go and buy all the fancy-schmancy video equipment that they can find. Is that really necessary? Again, this says a lot about trying to make your videos perfect… Nowadays, you can record a pretty good video using just your mobile phone. That’s it. No need to spend thousands of dollars on setting your video recording studio.
But here’s the problem when you record videos that look like “studio produced”.. You have an audience that listen to you. And what would happen if they see you use all of the equipment that you have? Most likely people will think that they will never be able to do that. You don’t want your audience to have that thought. You wanna share with people that what you’re doing is possible for everybody! That’s why I’m not a big fan of all professionally shoot videos. The simpler – the better.
Another really good tip that helped me with recording videos in the beginning is talk about the subject that you know a lot about. Whenever you talk about something you’re really good at, it’s easy! What did I do in the beginning? I was very active on Instagram, so I started doing videos and blog posts about Instagram marketing. It was a good practice too. Fore more tips on recording scripted or unscripted video, watch the video below.
Scripted VS Unscripted Video
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