Not very long time ago, video cameras were something you could see only for a special occasion, such as weddings, birthday parties or proms. They were very expensive, large and not very easy to use. The recordings were not as good as we may see now, and a high-tech resolution was not invented yet. Those who possessed video cameras were rare, and they usually used them for professional purposes. However, the modern time brought technological development one could have only imagined. The mobile phones present a revolution in technology with their various amazing options. Nowadays, a mobile phone is everything but a phone. It is a phone, a computer, a camera and a video camera, all in one tiny phone. Nowadays, mobile phones, smartphones, can do so much, one of the things is making videos. Some mobile phones have cameras with better resolutions for making better videos than regular, old cameras.
Although making videos with phones has never been easier, making good videos with your phone still requires some skills. Just clicking camera button and option record doesn’t mean that you are good to go. For that reason, in the following paragraphs, we will explore some tips on how to make a good video with your phone.
TIP NUMBER ONE: A STEADY HAND
Mobile phones are not only portable but also very easy to carry, and it happens that when we record a video, our hands are not as steady as they seem. Therefore, the quality of our videos decrease, and the video doesn’t look good. Old cameras were heavy and more difficult to carry and for that reason less possible to move. So, in order to make a good video, try to be as steady as possible. With steady hands, you will not lose focus, and your pictures will not be blurred. Hold the camera with both hands. If this is too tiresome, use stabilizers or camera cages to hold your phone steady and make good videos.
TIP NUMBER TWO: GOOD LIGHTING
Good lighting is essential for a good video. Do not point the camera at a bright light source, because this can make your video image very pale and bright. In addition, do not shoot videos in poorly lit areas, because a phone camera, just like any other camera for that matter, cannot make a good video without lighting. Try to keep lighting stable and steady, because phone cameras take time to adjust to the change in lighting which can lead to a poor-quality video.
TIP NUMBER THREE: NO VERTICAL VIDEOS
Vertical videos can be good for phones, but once you play it on another device, such as a computer, they seem terrible. You cannot reverse the video. So, even though it is more difficult, shoot your videos horizontally with both hands.
TIP NUMBER FOUR: BE AS CLOSE AS POSSIBLE TO YOUR SUBJECT
The closer you are to your subject, the better video you will make. Getting close to your subject increases focus, better quality, and less noise, thus making the video much better.
TIP NUMBER FIVE: BE PREPARED
Always prepare for shooting, because videos will look better!