Talking head videos provide a personal and authentic connection with the audience. The use of a human face and voice can help to establish trust and credibility, making it easier to convey information and persuade viewers to take action.

Additionally, talking head videos can be used to convey complex information in an easy-to-understand format. The use of a person speaking directly to the camera can help to break down complex topics, making them more accessible to a wider audience.

Talking head videos are used for various purposes such as for branding, marketing and advertising, training, tutorials, and explainer videos. They can help to build relationships with customers, and increase engagement and lead generation.

In summary, talking head videos are important because they provide a personal and authentic connection with the audience, make complex information easy to understand, and can be used for various purposes to build brand awareness and drive engagement.

What are talking head videos?

Talking head videos are used in many video styles and are a foundation for story telling in any film endeavour. For those who aren’t actors or comfortable presenting to directly to camera, these videos are often filmed in an interview setting where an interviewer will ask a series of questions relating to your experiences or opinions on a topic.

Your responses create the foundation of which many videos are created from. Although we love seeing your face, often supporting media is added to enhance your story by implementing sound and footage that helps visualise your narration.

Why do we need them?

Shooting a talking head video on its own may not be the most exciting thing to view, but utilised to tell a story forms the foundation of something that informs and educates on whatever the subject matter.

You see it every day, news presenters tell the story, in marketing someone is telling you about a product or service and in documentaries the interviewee recounts their story.

The motivation of talking head videos is clear…. story.

The positioning or framing, camera angles, background, depth of field, microphone placement and clothing all make a huge difference to the overall tone and feeling of a video and help to tell the story.