Updated: Jun 11, 2018
How to create great videos using your phone?
It's actually pretty easy! just follow these 5 simple rules for making videos with your phone.
“following these simple rules will get you on your way to making great videos”
Always use your phone in landscape (horizontal) not in portrait (vertical) mode! Everything we watch content on is setup for widescreen and you want to fill as much of that screen as possible so shoot in landscape! There are exceptions but we wont get into those here.
Make sure your phone is as stable as possible. Use a tripod like one of the ones listed in my resource page. If you plan on running around a lot then use a gimbal if you can afford one or just use a small tripod like this https://amzn.to/2JoedSY to give you a better grip. Stable footage will really help your audience stay with you and get into the story you are telling
Audio Audio AUDIO!!! Good audio is possibly the most important part of your video! People will forgive a lot as far as video is concerned but bad audio is something that will turn people off quicker than you can count to ten. I have listed several great and fairly inexpensive mic options for phones here Fortunately most phones do a decent job already but if you want to step up your audio consider getting a decent mic.
Good lighting. The downside to small camera sensors like on your phone is they like a lot of light to work well. Now you don't need to get a bunch of expensive lights to get good lighting you just need a nice big window that lets lots of light in. If you do want to find some good lighting options I have some of my favorites listed on my resource page.
Location is also important. If you plan to film a lot in your house then find a location that can be kept fairly clean and its easy for you to setup and start filming. If possible keep an area setup so all you need to do is sit down and start. Keep in mind what's behind you when you are filming as well. You can decorate the wall or have a bookshelf but you want to keep the background simple so it doesn't distract from you and your message.
There you have it 5 simple rules to help step up your video game on your phone. There will be more coming so subscribe and stay tuned!
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