How do you feel in front of a camera?

by Viviana on November 2, 2010

in Personal

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Just came back from an interview. I had the wonderful opportunity to talk about the DARKWAVE.RO FEST organized by VIVA MUSIC at Kulturhaus on November 12 (with PAINBASTARD, DESTROID, SLAVE REPUBLIC and FRANK THE BAPTIST). HEFE  (BRING THE NOISE) invited me to speak about our past, present and future industrial/electro/gothic music promo activity. The interview will be aired twice, on November 8 and 11, on Music Channel.

Why am I writing this post and asking for your opinion?

While I was answering his questions and so awesomely communicating with this amazing guy, I had the strong feeling that I was doing something slightly wrong in front of the 2 cameras. I had the feeling that I was too comfortable, letting myself be myself too much. Before going to the interview I reviewed the things I wanted to say in my head, and I decided I wasn’t going to be the erupting energetic volcano I usually am, on or off the camera. Well, as usual, it did not work. I got enthusiastic, I started talking fast, with passion, I talked freely and disclosed some partly confidential stuff about our work and, obviously mentioned Depeche Mode! I started selling work, passion, electro music, encouraged, thought positive and spoke accordingly. My daughter was there and she told me that I should never stop talking cause I look good when I talk, not when I look thoughtful and say nothing, and that she was sure I could have stayed there 20 more years and talk about Viva Music’s events and have never gotten tired.

Now, please tell me: what is better? Be yourself or carefully plan your video appearances? And why is it that almost every time I plan to be less enthusiastic and talkative the opposite happens? People, how do you feel in front of a camera? Or two? What do you feel and what do you do? Please help me learn more and share your experiences with all of us. Thanks.

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