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CELLPHONE FILMING TIPS

DON’T USE DIGITAL ZOOM FUNCTIONS

Hold your cell phone vertical like a TV screen! Computer monitors, televisions, even websites, all have landscape-oriented displays. So, do yourself a favour by turning your phone on its side and recording horizontal footage.

USE A TRIPOD

Try and hold it as still as possible. Although we want amateur footage, vibration and shaking hands can ruin your video viewing experience. Where possible, try and setup a tripod to stabilize your footage.

KEEP IT CONSISTENT

Move left to right, up down and diagonally, but do not mix it up. Do it in one flowing motion.

DON’T USE DIGITAL ZOOM FUNCTIONS

It might be very tempting to use your phones zoom function to get a closer shot of your experience, but this results in your image quality being pixelated. If you want to zoom in with a smartphone without it looking like pixelated – just walk closer (if it is safe to do so).

EXPOSURE AND FOCUS

Smartphones and digital devices automatically adjust exposure and focus – and although this function is great, it is better to be in control of these functions to ensure your footage is not over-exposed or out of focus from time to time. Simply tap the subject on your smartphone screen and the camera app will lock exposure and focus in your footage.

CLIP-ON LENSES

Clip-on optical lenses for smartphones are super affordable for wide or macro shots, but we do not suggest using them while interviewing someone.

SLOW MOTION FUNCTION

These built-in functions are great at capturing some awesome footage, but there is a right time to use them. Make sure you use it to enhance an action shot – and not while someone is writing a message with a pen.