TIPS FOR SHOOTING BETTER VIDEO

Improving the quality of your videos.

Here are some tips to enhance the overall quality of your videos:

Good Lighting:

  • Natural light is often the best for videos. If shooting indoors, position yourself near a window or another light source.
  • Avoid strong backlighting, as it can create a silhouette effect. Try to have the light source in front or to the side of you.

Stable Grip:

  • Hold your device with a steady hand to reduce shakiness. Consider using both hands or, even better, invest in a smartphone tripod or a handheld stabilizer for smoother shots.

Camera Position:

  • Experiment with different camera angles to find the most flattering one. Usually, holding the camera slightly above eye level can be more flattering.

Clean Camera Lens:

  • Ensure the camera lens is clean to avoid blurry or hazy videos. Wipe the lens with a soft cloth before shooting.

Set Proper Focus and Exposure:

  • Tap on your face on the screen to set the focus and exposure. This helps ensure that the camera adjusts to your face and optimizes the lighting.

Use Gridlines:

  • Enable gridlines in your camera settings to help with composition. Align your face or key elements along the gridlines for a balanced shot.

Choose the Right Resolution and Frame Rate:

  • Check your camera settings to ensure you're shooting in the highest resolution and frame rate available for better video quality.

Audio Considerations:

  • Pay attention to the audio quality. If you're recording in a noisy environment, consider using an external microphone or shooting in a quieter location.

Background Awareness:

  • Be mindful of your surroundings. A clutter-free background or a well-thought-out backdrop can enhance the overall look of your video.

Practice Framing and Composition:

  • Experiment with different framing techniques. Consider the rule of thirds, where your face is positioned off-center for a more visually appealing composition.

Be Mindful of Duration:

  • Keep your selfie videos concise and engaging. People are more likely to watch shorter videos, so aim for a duration that holds viewers' attention.

By paying attention to these aspects, you can significantly improve the quality of the videos shot on your handheld device.