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Filming on your phone #1

As we enter a full month of Lockdown #2, Callum is putting together a series of blogs that share useful tips and tricks for filming on your phone which we hope will be beneficial businesses, organisations and individuals continue to adapt ways of working.

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During the second lockdown here in the UK, you may need or want to do some recording on your smartphone. So here are some top tips to get the professional look you desire.

Apps:

There are some incredible apps that you can use which give you control over the exposure, shutter speed and much more, giving you everything you need to make a professional looking video. If you don’t mind spending money on an app, then “Filmic Pro” is a brilliant app that you can use, if you would like a free app then we would recommend “ProMovie Recorder” 

To balance your phone, you could use a cheap tripod or simply use some objects around your house, such as books. 

Here is a video showing you how it’s done: 

Make sure the camera is eye level and make sure that you do not hand hold the mobile phone.


Another important step is to make sure your framing is on point. You can do this by using the rule of thirds. The Rule of Thirds is the process of dividing an image into thirds, using two horizontal and two vertical lines. This imaginary grid yields nine parts with four intersection points. When you position the most important elements your image at these intersection points, you produce a much more natural image.

Here is Miles explaining more:

Find out more on next week's blog where we will talk about lighting.


Callum Wordingham
Video Production Assistant @ Big Egg Films. 

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