Founder of ezASMR.com shares 7 Tips for recording ASMR videos

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.

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Licensed Professional Counselor begins offering ASMR Counseling Sessions

Curt Ramsey has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Virginia Tech University and a Masters Degree in Marriage and Family Counseling from the College of William and Mary in Virginia.

Curt is currently a Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia beginning his journey of offering ASMR counseling via in-person visits and live video sessions.

Almost a year ago he reached out to me with a strong interest in incorporating ASMR into his practice.  We discussed the great potential of ASMR counseling and I have watched his knowledge and belief in the benefits of ASMR deepen over time.

Curt has expanded his counseling website to offer ASMR counseling sessions to help those struggling with stress, anxiety, self-esteem, intimacy, connection, and trust.    His incorporation of ASMR-inspired techniques includes gentle whispering with clients, gentle whispering between couples, and incorporating  ASMR triggers into mindfulness exercises and guided imageries.

You can visit his ASMR Counseling website HERE.

He has also launched a video channel to allow potential clients to experience his ASMR counseling style through free recorded videos.  These videos demonstrate that Curt not only has a deep understanding of ASMR that can benefit his clients, but he also has a kind and gentle personality that embodies ASMR.

You can view his ASMR videos HERE.

I’ve asked Curt to share his journey so far.  In the section below you will find out how he learned about ASMR, his earliest memories of ASMR, his investigations into learning about ASMR, the development of his ASMR practice, and his experiences so far with ASMR counseling.

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The ASMR artist Nicola Passey shares 10 Tips she learned creating videos for her “Be Brave Be You ASMR” YouTube Channel

Nicola Passey lives in Staffordshire, UK, and has a  Level 3 Diploma in Holistic Therapies, a Level 3 Diploma in Anatomy and Psychology, and a Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy.

Nicola is also an ASMR artist creating videos for her “Be Brave Be You ASMR” channel on YouTube and has over 53,000 subscribers.

She started creating ASMR videos in January 2019 and has already produced over 230  videos.  Nicola initially started with audio-only content and then gradually progressed to being on camera.  Her videos include a variety of content with a focus on medical and spa roleplays.

Along this journey, Nicola has learned many tricks and tips that improved herself as an ASMR artist, improved the quality of her ASMR videos, and improved the experience for the viewers of her videos.

Below are her Ten Tips for new ASMR video artists along with links to her “Be Brave Be You ASMR” YouTube channel and other platforms.

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Meet Zoey (and her mom), the 7-year old ASMR artist on the “Best Day Ever ASMR” YouTube Channel

The “Best Day Ever” YouTube channel was started in 2013, which is also the birth year of the current star of the channel, 7-year old Zoey.

Perhaps Zoey’s mother, Penny, started the channel that year in hopes of capturing and sharing family moments.  Sure enough, the early videos on the channel are happy and jovial family moments of their times in Georgia, U.S..

Early this year in 2020, 7-year old Zoey began creating ASMR videos, and the channel is now called “Best Day Ever ASMR.”    The video channel has grown quickly with 14,000 subscribers and 56 well-produced, deeply relaxing, whimsical, fun, and colorful ASMR videos starring 7-year old Zoey.

I interviewed Zoey and her mom  Penny to find out more about their channel.   Penny shares how Zoey became inspired to create ASMR videos, how both parents help her to create the videos, how they optimize her personal safety, and how they guide her to make age-appropriate content.    Zoey shares why she likes to create ASMR videos, if she experiences ASMR, and shares 3 tips for other young creators of ASMR videos.

Below are my questions in bold, their replies in italics, and a link to the “Best Day Ever ASMR” YouTube channel.

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ASMR artist to talk about surviving narcissistic abuse and the benefits of ASMR at Sept 28 2019 conference in the UK

Snetha Badhan is a British Indian living in the United Kingdom, a  certified Person-Centred Counsellor, and the ASMR artist known as CoconutsWhisper on YouTube.

Snetha is also a survivor of Honour Based Violence, Forced Marriages, Gender Abuse, Discrimination, Immigration Fraud and an Admin in the Surviving the Narcissistic Ex Partner Closed Group UK /Worldwide on Facebook.

On September 28, 2019 she will speak  at the conference, “SURVIVE AND THRIVE AFTER NARCISSISTIC ABUSE”  which can be attended live at Manchester, UK or via an online webinar.  Here is a summary of the event:

“A day of key industry expert speakers on who will advise on how to overcome and combat abuse, how a Narcissists mind works and recovery and survival techniques. There will also be real survivors talking about their recovery and how they have managed to overcome and walk away from the ex Narcissist. You will have the opportunity to take part in a question and answer session, talk to other victims and to meet other like minded women who have gone through the same traumatic experiences as yourself!”

In my interview with Snetha she shares how narcissism has impacted her life, how ASMR has helped her, and important information about narcissistic abuse and the upcoming conference.

Below are my questions in bold, Snetha’s replies in italics, and links to learn more about   the upcoming conference.

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Is ASMR whispering bad for your throat or vocal cords?

The ASMR artist, Deni ASMRCZ, recently asked me if whispering is bad for the throat or vocal cords.

A 2006 research article stated, “For years, otolaryngologists and voice therapists have warned voice patients that whispering causes more trauma to the larynx than normal speech. However, no large series of patients has ever been examined fiberoptically during whispering to test this hypothesis.

In 2011, The New York Times asked Dr. Robert T. Sataloff, chairman of the otolaryngology department at Drexel University College of Medicine why clinicians recommend that patients avoid whispering.  He said this recommendation was based on “years of pronouncement and almost no research, like so much in medicine.”

Even when searching for more recent research publications, there doesn’t seem to be any research studies which clearly answer this question yet, but there are personal experiences, clinical opinions, and physiological studies.

I’ll cover all three of these types of sources, and then I conclude this article with links to resources about tips, remedies, and clinical procedures for treating vocal strain.

Let’s begin in 2009 with the first ASMR artist, WhisperingLife.  She mentioned in some of her videos that whispering sometimes hurt her voice.  This may have been one of the reasons her videos were relatively short and averaged about 10 minutes long.

Jump forward to 2019.  I’ve created over 200 podcast episodes for the Sleep Whispers podcast of pure whispering, with an average length of 40 minutes each and a max length of 90 minutes.  I’ve never felt any discomfort in my throat or voice, but I do often feel like I am running out of breath.

So these two simple and personal examples highlight that whispering may create different types of discomfort for different individuals.

Let’s see what further evidence I can uncover for the effect of whispering on the throat and vocals.

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Interview with Zarbondb, one of the first ASMR artists on YouTube

Tony (full name withheld) is currently an IT technician at a multinational company in Spain.

In 2009 though, Tony was finishing his studies in Spain, working as a Service Desk employee, and also creating whisper videos as “Zarbondb”.

He was one of the first ASMR artists, perhaps the third one, and was referred to as a “whisper artist” or “whisperer” because the term “ASMR” hadn’t been coined and widely used yet.

In my interview with Tony he shares how he discovered whisper videos, why he started his channel, his memories of the whisper community, and why he chose the name “Zarbondb”.

Below are my questions in bold, his replies in italics, a link to his whisper videos, and a link to his Twitch channel of retro gaming.

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Interview with Mysterious_Goo, one of the first ASMR artists on YouTube

Jenny (full name withheld) is currently a drama teacher in London, England.

In 2009 though, Jenny was a Theatre studies student in London who was also creating whisper videos as “Mysterious_Goo”.

She was one of the first ASMR artists, perhaps the second one, and was referred to as a “whisper artist” or “whisperer” because the term “ASMR” hadn’t been coined and widely used yet.

In my interview with Jenny she shares how she discovered whisper videos, why she started her channel, her memories of the whisper community, and why she chose the name “Mysterious_Goo”.

Below are my questions in bold and her replies in italics.

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Interview with CrisperWhisper, one of the early ASMR artists on YouTube

Andrew (full name withheld) is currently a Senior Software Engineer working for a fortune 200 company in Colorado, US.

In 2009 though, Andrew was a college student studying computer networking and also creating whisper videos as “CrisperWhisper”.

He was one of the early ASMR artists who were commonly called “whisper artists” or “whisperers” because these individuals were creating whisper videos before the term “ASMR” was coined and widely used.

In my interview with Andrew he shares how he discovered whisper videos, why he started his channel, vivid memories of the whisper community, and one of his biggest regrets.

Below are my questions in bold, his replies in italics, and a link to his new ASMR channel.

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Filmmaker completes production of the ASMR-inspired movie, “3AMASMR”

ASMR Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response UniversityIn 2016, I posted an article that began, “Filmmaker begins production of the ASMR-inspired movie.

Good news.  The movie is done and available for all to view.

The movie was created by Mike Reed who lives in Denmead, UK.   Mike also creates ASMR videos for his YouTube channel, “ASMR Show

The working title of his movie was, “P.A.I.N.” and is now released as “3AMASMR” or you can think of the title as “3 am ASMR.”

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