How do I make a video using my phone? 6 Tips on how to create a steller video with your phone!
This is a question I get ALL THE TIME! These days video is king on the internet. It is your 24 hour salesman and allows you to reach others without even talking to them! I LOVE the use of videos to help your client’s brands and help them really connect with their customers.
You can watch my helpful tips for creating a video on your phone below! Or take a quick glance at my tips below.
1. Clean your phone camera
This sounds like a silly first step but it is the truth! I have seen a lot of people who create video using their phone and when they go to make videos on their phone the video is blurry or not as clear as we could make them. First step is to make sure that your phone is clear!
2. Horizontal not vertical
This is the biggest issue I have had with clients in the past. When you take a video with the camera vertical it will show the video in a small vertical window instead of the full frame! People always get frustrated and ask me how come their video shows funky and cutting off the sides of the video on their phone. There is your answer! This photo shows what happens when you record with your phone vertically instead of horizontally.
3. Rule of Thirds
This is a big one. Make sure you are standing in one of the horizontal thirds below. It is very aesthetically appealing as well as makes you look very professional. This image will help you out to understand what the rule of the thirds are!
4. Look at the camera
This is key, make sure that you are looking right at the camera on the phone. There is a big desire to look at yourself on the screen but you don’t want to do that. Make sure you are looking right into the camera! The other big thing is don’t look all over the room! You look distracted and it does not look as professional.
5. Sit in a quiet room
I understand that if you want to just record a video without any sound then it really does not matter but if you are looking to do an infomercial or an informative video, make sure that it is nice and quiet. This is really important. Try not to be in a loud room that will take away from the message you are trying to portray.
6. Use a tripod or have someone hold the phone (landscape remember!)
When recording a video it is a really good idea to make sure that video is nice and sturdy. There is not a lot anyone can do with a shaky video! If you are having a friend make the video then make sure they hold horizontally and make sure that the phone is stable. The main reason why I say this is because we don’t want any selfie videos. Especially if we are trying to look professional. The other cool thing is, it is not hard to look professional with a tripod set up correctly.
There you have it! That is a quick guide on how to record a professional looking video on your phone. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to reach out to me at Nick@TribalMediaCo.com or give me a call at 970-251-0252 and I would love to help you out! Have fun recording videos!