Do you really need a gimbal or smartphone stabiliser? The iPhone 11 Max Pro wide-angle lens with inbuilt stabilisation is amazing.
Inbuilt stabilisation in iPhones is getting better as processing chips get faster.
It’s only a matter of time before you won’t need to buy extra accessories to get buttery smooth tracking shots with your smartphone.
Most Android phones have inbuilt stabilisation except it isn’t automatically applied like iPhones. You will need to...
Have you got one of these smartphone clamps with a spring with those I have to wrestle my smartphone in and almost always knock one of the buttons, which turns the phone off or takes a screenshot. The screw clamps are just easier. Screw to open wider, slip your phone in screw gently to secure. Done.
Are you bring your production struggles to your video? If you are it is likely diluting your message.
No one cares about the labour they just want to see the baby.
Your struggles as a video maker mean nothing to your audience.
Don’t let the process on video making influence your editorial decisions. Your audience just doesn’t care.
TV knows this. There are people called sub-editors. Their job is to ensure good story content, good writing but most of all it is to keep you out...
I love these selfie stick tripods because…
They’re small and light
I can easily get them to eye height by putting a chair on a table
They have a bluetooth remote on/off button
most of all they save me time!
Even the best microphone for smartphone videos will have trouble in this intensity of wind. Go inside? Don't record?
get yourself a 'fluffy' microphone windsock.
or hide your microphone in your beard (it didn’t work!)
BRILLIANT .. just BRILLIANT lesson in camera movement that anyone can do
Grab your phone and give it a shot
Just another nail in the coffin of anyone relying on traditional videography as a long-term source of income.
There is going to be an army of kids with incredible skills and ridiculously powerful phone cameras who are going to change the dynamic.
Smartphone video is the future
Save time and avoid stress. Move to Faster Video Editing I use this simple technique. You should too and... make it a habit. Good habits earn you money.
This is one part of a video presentation and on-camera confidence module I teach that I call Silence Smile Speak
Silence is a key video discipline. You will get a far greater return on investment from learning how to use it than you will from any expensive microphone you buy.
4 Simple Templates for Writing Video Scripts. I get asked this a lotHow to Write a Script for a Marketing Video and I reply ‘conversationally’.
Use these prompters and don’t overthink it!
These are not mine. I have collected these over the years and are part of a larger collection I’ll share over time.
How to use them: Read them to yourself in a light animated tone then keep going and add your own content. Rinse and repeat. Just brainstorm. Keep the rhythm going....
Video Editing Tips This promo of a podcast I spoke on is just Zoom screen grabs + website pics + stock footage. You don't need shiny footage Video editing is powerful.
and you can get them edited together cost-effectively.
Did you know you can get free stock video HD footage at places like COVERR
You can get free images at places like UNSPLASH
You can screengrab images from websites
You can record your Zoom call video
You can learn some...
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