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Camera Ready [Kindle Edition with Audio/Video]

Manoush Zomorodi
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

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Book Description

“Be interesting, be intelligent, say it well and you will be heard. That’s what Camera Ready will help you do.” - Joshua Spanier, Director of Media, Google

Ready for your close-up? Right now, people are doing business by video, whether it’s a webinar on a company website, a product demo from an aspiring entrepreneur, or a live news interview with a source on Skype or Google+. Camera Ready is the definitive guide to being brilliant on-camera.

Learn how to present your best self and ideas, conduct effective on-air interviews, what to wear, and help calm your fears by watching twenty how-to videos with proven tips and techniques, plus interviews with video experts from industries including broadcast journalism, retail, non-profit, PR, and education.

With her irreverent and funny style, Manoush will help you prepare for and enjoy the spotlight.

“Manoush has come up with the perfect format for these lessons. Just when you get to a spot where you want to see written theory applied to reality, a video pops up. Her style is conversational and contemporary, both on the page and on camera”. - Pat Kiernan, Anchor for NY1 in New York City

Product Details

  • File Size: 343068 KB
  • Print Length: 82 pages
  • Publisher: Vook, Inc. (June 12, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0084HZR04
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #522,932 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Camera Ready Improving you video presentations October 22, 2013
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Length: 1:35 Mins
Great read about the presentation side of video. This multimedia Ebook is great for anyone wanting to up their game on camera. Video bloggers to news reporters. Manoush provides a wealth of information getting ready for the camera and being prepared to look your best.
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By Pete
Format:Kindle Edition with Audio/Video
I recently got Manoush's ebook and absolutely loved it. In addition to all of the great information there were all sorts of videos explaining details and how to information. As a blogger at [...] , I know the importance of videos and think they are the future of internet marketing. This book is packed full of great tips and information that will definitely help the marketing dept at your company, entrepreneurs, and bloggers. I'm already hoping she writes another e-book. Thanks Manoush!
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This book is very well done. The author provides an intelligent and thorough presentation of the subject (being ready for the camera). I can't think of anything she left out, and it doesn't have any fluff put in there just to make it bigger. Apparently, Joshua Spanier, the Head of Media at Google, shares that opinion. He wrote the Foreword and his comments were very positive. The book delivers on the promises he made in his comments.

Let me establish a foundation for my review, so you know where I'm coming from on the subject of presentation.

Some years ago, I wrote a course on how to give a winning presentation. It definitely fills a need. Too many people who give live presentations have this misguided notion that Death by Powerpoint is somehow beneficial, but it does in fact isolate the speaker instead of connect the speaker to the audience. Powerpoint is not the presentation; at best, it's an audio visual aid. And the way it's typically used makes it worse than no aid at all. Nobody connects with a disembodied voice in the dark. In fact, this is a standard element in horror movies. And it's horrible for presentations. What presenters need to do instead is present themselves their ideas.

The same concept, of presenting yourself and your ideas, carries over into video. The same rules apply, except with video there are some additional ones. Just as it's a FAIL to be a talking head numbly reading PowerPoint slides to a live audience, so it is a FAIL to be a talking head talking numbly in front of the camera. Ms. Zomorodi explains how to look and sound good in front of the camera, whether you are recording a video for later distribution or are responding to a reporter who approached you on the courthouse steps.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Not a bad try at creating a desperately needed guide February 17, 2015
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The author is a former TV news person who comes off extremely well on camera. This books is full of her tips and insights one might need to produce better monologue or interview style video. The information is actually quite useful, especially for beginners. The book even does a great job tackling the nervousness most people feel when facing a camera.

1 star due to the offensive racist and sexist content at the end of Chapter 4. I wish I could give 0.
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At last - an affordable, savvy, concise, and easy to digest guide devoted to the ins and outs of being ready to be on camera from instances of a moment's notice to those of advanced planning. The e-book is peppered with Zomorodi's professional crafted informative and witty video insights and tips that create a truly robust - and more importantly - truly helpful e-book experience. Well done!
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5.0 out of 5 stars very helpful June 14, 2014
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Especially helpful for a first timer on camera and for those who want to make their own videos they can be proud to show to clients and/or on their web site.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I recommend! December 4, 2013
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I was hesitant when I first ordered Camera Ready...but once I began watching the videos, I saw how helpful they really were. Manoush takes you by the hand through the learning process of being camera ready. There's so much great information here that wasn't ever covered in any of my acting classes.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Where can I see the videos?
Very good book. Unfortunately I just downloaded the Kindle edition of Camera Ready. Nowhere was written that with this edition I was unable to watch any of the videos (essential... Read more
Published 19 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars this is how to do "how to"
Manoush Zomorodi's Camera Ready is exactly the ebook I wanted about how to use video. I love specific how-to advice and this resource is filled with it, from what makeup to wear... Read more
Published on January 9, 2013 by Diana Schneidman
5.0 out of 5 stars Practical, Easy-to-Apply Advice
I was lucky enough to nab a promo code for Camera Ready from Manoush on Twitter, and, honestly, I'm glad I did. Read more
Published on December 30, 2012 by Amanda Billy
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, clear, and funny
I have been doing more and more television interviews and am planning on doing some short video tie-ins to my book. Read more
Published on October 30, 2012 by Neil McNerney
5.0 out of 5 stars The BEST (and ONLY book) to help get you "Camera Ready"
Hurray! I was asked to do a live TV segment. What now? PANIC! I had a million questions. What to say? How to say it? What to wear? Read more
Published on October 23, 2012 by Dr. Heather
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Prep for Non-Media People going on TV
I have NEVER read a book that has been so chalk full of concrete strategies and tips in such a concise and easy to read format. Read more
Published on October 12, 2012 by Joe
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential for Small Business Owners
Camera Ready is a step by step guide on how to create a dynamic and professional videos for yourself or your business. Read more
Published on August 20, 2012 by HerMusings
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More About the Author

Manoush Zomorodi's on-camera expertise comes from years of producing and reporting for BBC News, Reuters Television, and other media outlets. She moderates conferences on digital technology and hosts live video events, in addition to doing media coaching. She is half-Persian, half-Swiss but mostly New York.

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