After taking action, your learner may wonder ‘Why did I just do that?’ or ‘Why did I do it that way?’. This is a great opportunity for you to jump in with an explanation in the next clip, so you can broaden their understanding, provide in-depth detail and troubleshoot any potential issues they may have come across.
What is selfie-mode?
Selfie-mode is when your camera is pointed at yourself in portrait orientation so that you can talk to the camera in a way that mimics the aesthetic of a face-to-face, one-to-one interaction.
How to film in selfie-mode
- Adjust the framing of your camera so that your face is in shot (using either the front-facing or regular camera on your phone)
- Make sure you look evenly lit and adjust your lighting if you need to. To see what you’ll look like in the clip, you can either film briefly and take a look, or use the front-facing camera on your phone
- Touch the bottom of your phone or your phone's mount/tripod with one hand to help give the shot a personal ‘one-to-one’ feel!
Remember: There’s sometimes a temptation to explain the reasoning behind why you’re doing something a certain way when you’re shooting an action-mode clip! Try to keep as much explanation as you can in the selfie-mode clips, so you can avoid overwhelming your learner with information as they follow along with your instructions.