Take Better Video with your phone
- 30th November 2018
1: Clean the lens with a soft cloth.
…or your sleeve!
2: Film in landscape (horizontal).
Not essential but where possible!
3: Think about composition.
Place the subject or horizon on these imaginary lines!
4: Keep your phone steady.
Use both hands if you can, taking care not to cover the lens!
5: Short Clips.
10 second clips are good and no more than 20! This is not a hard and fast rule so if you want to film more of the first dance, for example, go for it!
If you are taking b-roll video then short clips are all that are needed.
Please see below for an explanation of b-roll.
Take some b-roll footage!
B-roll is the extra footage which helps to enrich the story and aides the smooth flow when editing between clips.
For example, if you are taking a video of guests at a table, take a close-up video of a glass of wine or of a floral display on the table. This can then be cut into the video when editing.