In today's thread I'll be giving some tips to get started with capturing videos with your smartphones just like the professional videographers. Follow the tips and get started.
1- Stabilize Your Phone
It’s easy to just pull your phone out of your pocket, hold it at arm's length, and start shooting video. But just because it’s easy doesn’t mean that’s the best way to do it! Perhaps the easiest way to avoid shaky footage is to get a better grip on your phone. That is, rather than holding the phone at arm’s length, tuck your elbows into your chest. This subtle move helps you stabilize your arms, which, in turn, stabilizes the camera.
Another option is to use Optical Image Stabilization (OIS), if your phone’s camera has that feature. If it does not, some newer phones have Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS) which can also help minimize the shakiness of videos.
2- Shoot to Edit
When the mood strikes to head out and shoot video with your phone, it’s simple enough to just start shooting. The problem with that approach is that you end up with a bunch of footage that has no real plan behind it. In other words, you need to shoot to edit, or have a good, solid idea of what you want your final product to be before you ever start shooting. Shooting to edit means taking a few minutes to storyboard what you want the video to look and feel like.
3- Use an Action Camera
I suppose if we're being technical about it, using an action camera isn't exactly a mobile videography tip. However, if you're on-the-go with your phone, you might as well have a souped-up action cam to go with it. After all, it's just another means of getting epic videos, right?
With two f/2 200-degree fisheye lenses, you get true 360-degree footage for fantastic-looking video sequences. Heck, this thing even has a "Bullet Time" setting that allows you to swoop around a subject, just like the cameras did in The Matrix when Neo was dodging bullets on the roof. It's extremely cool, to say the least.
4- Editing Video is as Important as Shooting Video
Creating awesome videos with your smartphones doesn’t end when you’ve shot all the footage you need. An equally important step is putting it all together in a finished product with titles, music, transitions, and other finishing touches.
You don’t have to spend hundreds of dollars on software to make that happen, either. For starters, the app lets you create videos in a variety of formats, including the traditional landscape orientation as well as vertical and square. Better still, regardless of the format you choose, many app give you the option to add sound effects, 3D effects, slides, different fonts and text effects, and more.
I hope you will follow this and become professional videographers.