With current tech for today’s mobile devices, it is becoming easier to produce great HD quality videos all from the comfort of your cellphone. This option is great for on-the-go recording. If you’re interested in doing something like this for yourself but haven’t tried it yet or the quality did not come out just the way you were looking for, here are 3 helpful tips that can make your next filming experience easier.
Shoot your video at a horizontal angle
Most of the time, mobile devices are held vertically so it’s easy to want to do the same for filming video. Unfortunately, this is not an ideal position to use when recording from your device. Always remember to hold your camera horizontally as if you are watching a video on your phone. Shooting this way will make sure you are getting the wide shot view and create a better quality HD video.
Avoid the Jiggle Effect
It’s bound to happen: the infamous shaky hand syndrome. Especially when we are trying our best to hold things without consciously doing it. The slightest move will absolutely show on video. The best way to avoid this? Prop the camera up or invest in a mini tripod if you find that you are going to be creating a lot of videos like this in the future.
Keep your mic free and clear
Every setup on mobile devices differ and knowing the location of the mic is very important. For the best quality sound on your phone, keep this area uncovered and as close to the subject you are recording as possible.