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Webinar recording – The ultimate guide to mobile phone filmmaking
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About the webinar
The intermediate guide to everything mobile phone filmmaking, from filming dynamic talking head interviews, including top lighting and sound tips, to less structured and quick turnaround videos, ideal for social media news feeds and stories.
In this 90-minute session Dean Shaw, Digital Culture Network Tech Champion for Digital Content, will guide you through dos and don’ts of capturing film on your mobile device and walk you through everything you need to take your video content up to the next level.
You will learn
- How to shoot for different video formats and styles
- Lighting tips and sound essentials
- How to shoot with the edit in mind (no more over-shooting and running out of memory storage!)
- How to structure your video for YouTube audiences
- What equipment you need to have and what you can live without
Resources and links
Equipment that will make shooting with a mobile phone easier
The smartphone cage we recommend to support the phone and its accessories
The camera lens filter we recommend to take your video quality up a level
Good desktop tripod to keep your device steady
Editing your work
Inshot is the best mobile editing app for Android users and iPhone users not using Apple’s iMovie
Use Canva to create eye catching thumbnails
The YouTube Audio library gives you free access to over 1,800 songs and 100s of sound effects
Bensound is a royalty free music library. Make sure you read the FAQs to ensure you are crediting correctly.
Try DaVinci Resolve if you want to try something more advanced than iMovie
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