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Join the Video Regeneration

Video blogging (aka vlogging) is the powerful expressive tool that transforms the way we communicate.

Journaling is the time-proven practice that ignites creativity and inspires change.

Combine both and experience an exciting new way to use media.

Naked Lens guides you through a unique eight part workshop where you will learn how to:


  • Become comfortable on camera

  • Develop presence...on camera and off

  • Deeply connect to your audience

  • Make a YouTube blog that stands out from all the rest

  • Develop your authentic video voice and increase self-expression

  • Use online video to enhance business and career growth

  • Use camera framing confidently and creatively

  • Create your own authentic on camera style

  • Jump ahead of the online video revolution and become part of its evolution

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Excellent and timely! This book will change the way you think, not only about video, but also about yourself. 
Gerald McCullouch, Filmmaker and Actor, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Can inspire even the most the most nontechnical readers to grab a video camera and begin the eight-week workshop that can change their lives.
—Barbara Ganim & Susan Fox, Authors of Visual Journaling: Going Deeper than Words

 Yes! The author does a masterful job getting you in the right headspace to be both authentic and creative when you video blog.
—Jay Dedman, Author, Videoblogging

I’m a confessed technophobe. Yet this book has me ready to set up my tripod! Terrific applications for a new generation of journal keepers.
Kathleen Adams LPC, Director, Center for Journal Therapy, Author, Journal to the Self

I haven’t found any book on video blogging that provides so many practical suggestions and insights. Highly recommended!
—Artyom Shamtsyan

This first-hand, therapeutic approach to video journaling presents an engaging treatise on using a video camera and sites like YouTube as a means for effective self-expression.Chad Fahs, Author, How to Do Everything With YouTube

He reminds us of the many ways we can creatively connect through soulful journaling and self-expression.
Jyoti, convener of the International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers, and serves as Spiritual Director of the Center for Sacred Studies

High tech with high touch.
Barbara Ganim and Susan Fox, authors of: Visual Journaling: Going Deeper than Words

This book is exactly what you need to transform your video presence or wanna-be blog into a truly unique, creative form of self-expression. With Kaminsky as your guide, you can mine the treasures of your unconscious and ignite the muse within, delighting both Jung and Truffaut!
Diana Weynand, owner of Weynand Training International ( and author of Secrets of Video Blogging 

What’s inside


Be On Camera

Gain true camera presence


Silence the critic

Create your audience


Befriend the Lens

Overcoming Fear


Shoot from the heart

Live cinematically


Production Design

Angles are attitudes


Leave a legacy

Recapture your history


Naked Lens shows how you can use video to:

  • Awaken creativity and inspiration
  • View life from a transformed perspective
  • Conquer camera shyness
  • Increase mindfulness and achieve true on-camera presence
  • Gain a deeper level of self-understanding
  • Create meaningful video blogs that engage viewers
  • Jump ahead of the fast approaching video revolution
  • Connect self to world with the possibility to change both

If you already record a video blog or journal, the Eight-Week Workshop will add an enriching new dimension. If you have never videoed yourself, but have always secretly wanted to, then read on.



Whether on Zoom or YouTube transform your video presence into a truly unique, creative form of self-expression.

This book is exactly what you need to transform your video presence or wanna-be blog into a truly unique, creative form of self-expression.

Diana Weynand, author of Secrets of Video Blogging

Excellent and timely! This book will change the way you think, not only about video, but also about yourself.

Gerald McCullouch, Filmmaker and Actor, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

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Dj Porag on Code of art.

Below are various resources related to the book. The files are free for anyone to download and use. However, if you are curious as to what they are all about, please buy the book! More will be added on an on-going basis so please check back.


Video Log Sheet Open Office Format

Video Log Sheet Microsoft Excel Format

Guided Videos

NOTE: Due to heavy demand, videos are now hosted via YouTube. If anyone experiences any trouble with the new set-up please let me know.

Below is the guided video component for Naked Lens: Video Blogging & Video Journaling to Reclaim the YOU in YouTube! Book chapters that have a star in the header include a guided portion. These videos are works-in-progress so feel free to leave feedback as to what is or is not helpful.

Note that these videos/pages are password protected. The password is the last word on the last page of the final chapter (p. 203). (Hint: it starts with a ‘p’). ?

Week One: Get Physical

Week Two: Create Your Ideal Audience

Week Three: Be Present

Week Four: Alternate Replay Method

Week Five: Angles Are Attitudes

Week Seven: Life As Story

Week Eight: Experiments in Video and Life

About the author.

Michael Sean Kaminsky is a writer, video blogger and documentary filmmaker. Sean, as he is often known, has his B.A. in Film & Television from the University of British Columbia in Canada and his M.A. in Media and Communications from the European Graduate School in Switzerland. He has produced and/or directed documentary projects for networks ranging from HBO to Sundance Channel to MTV’s LOGO.

Sean’s passion for filmmaking was born when his grandfather, a filmmaker and photographer, screened a collection of his Super 8 films that spanned over fifty years of family history. Soon enough, his grandfather gave him an old camera and Sean was making his own experimental films in his back yard in Winnipeg, Canada.

Throughout his life, Sean has kept a written journal and in 1996 began experimenting with video journaling as a new way to increase creativity and engage in self-exploration. This practice, combined with experiences he had videoing documentary subjects and the YouTube phenomenon, ultimately coalesced to inspire his M.A. Thesis. While working on his thesis he found that there were no books that looked at video from the perspective of healing or self-growth. This led to the development of the Video Regeneration workshop and ultimately the writing of Naked Lens, his first book.

Kaminsky is currently launching an intensive version of his Video Regeneration workshop as well as starting a new documentary project. He began using ‘Sean’ as a nickname while living in an artist’s collective in the Mission district of San Francisco in the mid-nineties…there were four other Michaels.

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