| TIPS |
TIPS to record video with your phone
- Write down what you want to say in bullet points.
- Put your phone on flight modus, you don’t want t be called during recording.
- Make sure you have enough memory to record video.
- Find a quiet spot, to be able to record good sound.
- Film by daytime, phone camera’s perform better with good lighting.
- Put the settings of your video high: at least 1080p HD 25 fps
- Check your battery, video drains your battery.
- Keep the phone steady. If available, use a selfie stick/holder.
- Look for a suitable background (no plant sticking out of your head).
- Don’t film towards the sun or bright light. Better use this light to brighten the subject you are filming (yourself).
- Don’t zoom in. If needed, use your feet.
- Wait a few seconds before you start and stop the recording.
- It’s better to use the front facing camera instead of the selfie camera, because it’s better quality.
- Look in the lens of the camera on your phone.
- Inside the house, use extra light for dark skin, a lamp is nicer than
phone light or pump up the brightness in your phone.
- Composition: keep the camera a bit higher than your eyes. It’s flattering
- AF = auto focus AE = auto exposure
- Professional filming app Filmic Pro (US$9.99)
iOS: iMovie (free), Luma Fusion (€33 pj) KineMaster (€5 pm)
- Adobe Premiere Club
SCRAP story development tool I use to prepare:
- Story — what is it, why am I telling it and who is the audience.
- Character — who are the interviewees and how will I use them in the
- Resolution — what is the structure and where will it take the story.
- Actuality — what actuality will I record and what other elements will I
need in the edit.
- Production — what are the logistics for filming and the edit.