This is an abridged version of a LinkedIn article - see original here.
Video is going to be a huge part of the future of content - while making video feels daunting, it shouldn't be. You can make a great video using your smartphone. I have pulled together 6 key tips to make your smartphone video as professional as a high end one.
Tip #1 - Good lighting is essential. Ensure you position yourself where there is lots of natural light.
Tip #2 - Keep your camera steady using a smartphone tripod or simply some bulldog clips! See my original post for how to DIY a tripod for your smartphone.
Tip #3 - Ensure your audio quality is as high as possible - either minimise your surrounding noise by selecting a quiet, non-echoey room indoors, or if this isn't possible invest in a SmartLav+ microphone for your smartphone to get great audio quality.
Tip #4 - Frame yourself correctly, we should be able to see your head and shoulders.
Tip #5 - Avoid vertical video syndrome - position your smartphone on its side to make sure your resulting video plays back in any device.
Tip #6 - Be prepared - write out your key points in a script, rehearse a few times and then shoot. Pretend you are speaking to a friend to ensure you come across as natural as possible.
Thank you so much for reading this blog! If you like this, I’d love a comment or perhaps you can tell me about your experience learning how to create great video content for business? Of course, please feel free to share with your communities, because that’s what this is all about today!
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