Okay, so this is my first (and possibly last) video blog, and I need my Sparkpeeps to tell me the truth - Is this too dorky to even consider letting all the world POSSIBLY see this on TV? Should I be embarrassed? I am concerned with the way I look too - I feel like I have no neck and that the camera is definitely adding the lbs in these shots. I shot it four times, and there were no 100% "clean" takes (without flubs, etc.) I'm sure that the P90X ad people will edit out anything that's too glaring, but if by some chance I am chosen for the infomercial I just don't want to end up getting calls from people telling me what an @$$ I made of myself. For some reason, the pic came out really grainy every time, and I really don't have a solution to get more light unless I were to shoot outdoors, which I DON'T want to do.
The P90X people WILL accept submissions without any video, but they do stress that those WITH a video have a much better chance of being chosen for the infomercial. SO...should I send this, or just let my photos and letter-format testimonial do the talking? And, I am ashamed that I am even asking this question, but I just can't help myself: Do I look FAT in the video?
Thanks in advance for your honesty.
AMENDMENT, by popular demand: I did not show my entire body in the video for 3 reasons:
1) I sent in my before and after pics separately to Beachbody, as they requested. So, if they use me in the commercial, they will splice in my before and after pics where they think it will work best. Anyone who wants to see my pics here on SP can find them in my "Photos" section. :)
2) I did this with a tripod and did 4 takes, so I had trouble getting the zoom exactly where I wanted it (The Beachbody submission guidelines recommended not getting too far away or too close.)
3) This was the take I did AFTER I ate a big bowl of soup and drank a bunch of water, so I felt like my belly was sticking out too much to show it. I also had spilled some of the soup on my pants, and didn't want to show the stain. ;-) The takes before the soup were problematic for technical reasons, and I just honestly didn't feel like changing clothes and waiting for the soup bloat to be gone to do more takes, because I just wanted to be DONE at that point. LOL