Videos are excellent for creating authentic material, and people adore it. Consequently, a high-end production studio is not actually necessary. Create amazing videos by utilizing the content powerhouse in your pocket—your smartphone. Even though it’s simple, not everyone is aware of how to utilize their phone to the fullest while filming a video.
We are here to assist because of this.
Tools you must have to enable you create mobile device videos;
- Smartphone. Today’s flagship phones all make really good alternatives for producing high quality video.
- Cardioid microphone. This mutes background noise and draws attention to the speaker who is featured in the video. This will guarantee high-caliber audio.
- Flexible tripod. This will enable you keep your phone still in case you want to move away from the camera.
- Mobile video editor. After recording your movie, you’ll have the option to use a mobile video editor to produce some captivating sequences. You may process and upload video to social media networks as soon as you are finished by using your smartphone to edit, eliminating the need to sync the files from a laptop.
When high-quality filming is expected, mobile devices have advantages and disadvantages. You will become more aware of the finest outcomes you can get from them as you practice.
Here are some of the mobile videography tips that can help you produce better videos.
1. Make sure your device is fully charged and that you have as much storage space as you can before you begin recording a video. Asking someone to assist you with the filming may be a good idea. Also, put your device’s settings in airplane mode while filming to avoid being distracted by calls and alerts. Before you start your filming sessions, clean the lens of your equipment with a gentle, clean cloth.
2. Take into account the lighting in the scene you’re photographing; smartphone cameras produce their best-quality images in well-lit, low-contrast settings. Facing the windows will provide superb face lighting if you are filming indoors during the day. When photographing faces and individuals indoors at night, refrain from utilizing simply ceiling lights as these can yield unpleasant photos.
3. Remember to consider the surroundings of your filming site and the aesthetic of the camera frame. That is, what will be seen surrounding the film’s main character, including what is behind them, what else is in the frame, etc. A high contrast image may arise from wearing black, extremely dark colors, or white on your upper body, which could lead to inadequate exposure due to the limits of some mobile device cameras. Experience has shown that for optimal exposure purposes, plain neutral or brighter colors are best.
4. Before you begin filming, experiment with the camera’s location and angle until you feel comfortable with it. The quality of the video shot can sometimes be significantly improved with little modifications. Avoid filming scenes where background clutter or random objects can give the impression that something is emerging from a head, or when the camera is positioned so that the ceiling is sharply in focus. To avoid having the camera point upwards and cast the subject in an unflattering position, it is a good idea to mount the camera on a support structure, such as a tripod, stack of books, or a box.
5. Make sure your surroundings are as quiet as possible when recording audio so that the microphone can pick up the sound clearly. Make sure every performer is speaking clearly into the microphone and not stumbling.
6. When recording while moving, keep the phone as steady and smooth as you can; shaky footage is irritating to view and detracts from the overall aesthetic of the piece.
7. Hold your phone horizontally, not vertically, and shoot in landscape mode rather than portrait mode.
8. Consider filming multiple shots for the same sequences during a dramatic scene so that the finest ones can be combined during editing. In order to maintain consistency when the scene is edited, it is necessary to record the sequence again utilizing various camera angles while acting out the same role in the same way and expressing the same emotions.
9. Start the filming at least five seconds before the speech or action to give yourself time to gather your thoughts. After the “action” or “spoken phrase” is over, keep filming for a few seconds. When the scenes are stitched together in the edit, these extra seconds will be cut.
10. Filming additional shots of faces, people, or settings may be beneficial depending on the style of your production since they may serve as a resource for the editor. Additional closely framed shots of events, feelings, and answers are frequently useful in editing to cover edits and assist tell the tale.
11. Think about recording the background noise in the location where you will be filming (i.e. with no other background sounds). Because it captures the ambient noise of the filming location, this sound recording is known as “wild track.” The sound editing and mixing of the movie might make use of this recording.
12. When you have captured a few test images, watch them back on a sizable monitor to determine whether you are pleased with the setting, sound, and picture quality. Make any necessary adjustments and retry if you think your filming may be better to have your subject properly illuminated and in focus.
Bonus tip: Edit your video before you publish it.
Spanora is the best company to your videography. We are flexible, simple to use, produce high quality content. Any budget may be accommodated when using Spanora media to record and stream your event.