How to Film Professional Videos with an iPhone
Whether you’re just starting out or whether you’re just looking to pick up a few extra tips in using iPhone to film, this guide on how to shoot video with iPhone is for you.
Things You Need:
External Microphone for iPhone (Lavalier Microphone)
Step 1. Prepare Content for Filming
Step 2. Select a Suitable Location – Pick somewhere that doesn’t have too much background noise and also consider the light isn’t too dark or too bright.
Step 3. Setup Tripod – Always make sure to set the height right, which is below eye level) to make your video looks professional.
Step 4. Enable Flight Mode – To stop any incoming calls and other notifications while you’re in the middle of filming.
Step 5. Mount your Phone on the Tripod – Make sure to mount your phone horizontally where the screen of the phone is facing forward.
Step 6. Clean the lens on your front-facing camera.
Step 7. Wire Up your Microphone – Attach your microphone to your shirt.
Step 8. Setup your iPhone for Recording – Before you get started, check the phone’s memory if it has enough free space to hold the video files you’re about to create.
Step 9. Framing the Shot
• Positioning – When you’re positioning yourself in the shot ,you don’t want to be front and center, you want to be slightly off to the side and looking across the camera right into the camera lens.
• Lighting – You can use a free-standing light such as desk lamp and position it so that you’re trying to even up any shadows
Step 10. Set Exposure to Manual – Make sure you have enabled manual exposure from your iPhone’s settings to lock off any automatic adjusting in your iPhone during the filming. But lock it off at the correct level by tapping and holding on the screen for the area that you want to expose for which should be yourself and hold in until it comes up and says AE lock.
Step 11. Do a Test Run – To make sure that your audio and everything is right, it’s important to do a quick test run before you actually get in and do your whole ideo.
Step 12. Record your Video – Once everything from Step 1 – Step 11 has been done and checked, you can start recording your video.
• If there’s any sudden unexpected or unwanted noise or objects, you can pause the video and pick it up again or start the last sentence again once it’s cleared.
• After you’ve finished your last word, sit there and pause. Don’t move or smile and wait for a few minutes before you get up to reach and press the stop button.
Video by Justin Brown – Primal Video