Steven Smith is the founder of the website, ezASMR.com.
He created the website to help creators of ASMR videos to better understand ASMR, select appropriate equipment, produce better videos, and do it all in an “ez” way.
Steven has put together several tips for recording ASMR videos. These tips should be helpful to all creators of ASMR videos and especially to those who are just starting out.
Below are his Seven Tips to record ASMR videos along with a link to his website.
7 Tips to Record ASMR Videos
Author: Steven Smith, founder of ezASMR.com
1. Good Quality Microphone (Most Important)
Buying a quality ASMR microphone is crucial for your ASMR videos. Gone are the days when you could get away with a sub-par microphone. The competition in the ASMR niche on YouTube is growing rapidly nowadays, and you can get a competitive advantage by having a superior ASMR microphone and a better video script.
Most people watch ASMR to sleep better. Hence, you can do without having the most expensive camera, but you got to have a high-quality ASMR microphone!
2. Decent Camera for Clear Visuals
To record your ASMR videos, you can use your smartphone camera if you have the flagship phone from Samsung or Apple. Other than that, it is better to have a proper camera like Panasonic Lumix GX85 or Sony Alpha a6000 etc.
3. Breathe Away from the Mic
When recording the ASMR trigger sounds, try to breathe away from the mic to reduce the noise in your recording. Sibilance and plosives can prove to be the biggest hurdle while recording. Learn to talk a bit off-axis from the microphone and use a pop-filter to reduce these noises further.
4. Recording Videos Late Night
Depending on your place of living, there could be too many distractions and background noise in the daytime. The sounds from cars, TV, or someone knocking at the door in the middle of the recording can be really frustrating, as it may break your flow.
Thus, most of the ASMRtists record their videos late at night to get rid of unwanted sounds like these.
5. Script Rehearsal Before Recording
If you are into role-play ASMR, then having a good script is a crucial part, and to perform it to perfection is important too.
Hence, before starting recording the video, run the script through your mind and think of the actions or triggers that you would be doing at certain times during the video.
6. Use of Good Editing/Recording Softwares
Try learning video and audio editing software from the start as it will prove to be really beneficial for you in the future. Try using Audacity for audio editing and Adobe Premiere Pro for video editing.
7. Don’t try too hard
Start by doing what you love. Cover those ASMR triggers in your videos which you love the most, or which gives you ASMR.
After covering the basic triggers, then allow yourself to experiment with other triggers. You will see that eventually, you are getting better and better at it.
Try to be consistent in making ASMR videos and make a suitable timetable for yourself. This will not only help you get better at it but will also prove useful to gather more audience in the longer run.
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