How to Make Awesome Videos on a Budget – Episode 37

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Show Notes

Today we discuss ways to shoot a great video on your smartphone. Sometimes keeping it simple is the best way to get things done!

Beer of the Day: No beers! Drinking in public is frowned upon in California.

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Here’s a quick summary:

1. Stabilize your video – get a tripod and make sure your phone is secure

2. Make sure you’ve lined up your video properly, leaving just a bit of space between the top of the frame and your head

3. Stay close enough to the phone to make sure your sound quality is good, or buy a microphone

4. Turn all of the lights on if you’re shooting indoors, or make sure the sun is facing you if you’re outdoors

5. Make sure there’s no echo – laying a towel down on the ground helps eat sound

6. Use a lavalier microphone if need be

7. Shoot in landscape, not vertically!

8. Keep your background clean and simple – don’t have anything too distracting

9. Use iMovie or WeVideo to edit your videos on mobile

Awesome tools we mentioned:

Well, we mentioned a bunch of awesome plugins, as you are aware.

1. iMovie

2. WeVideo

3. Videolicious

Other items we discussed:

We mentioned a few other items we love:

1. Our favorite affordable lavalier microphone

2. A simple mobile phone tripod

3. Taylor’s article on FitSmallBiz – How to Create Pro Quality Product Video With Just Your Mobile Phone

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Posted on June 19, 2017 in In The Cave

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My name is Justin and I help companies grow their revenue. Some fun facts about me: My nickname is Juice. I write for Adweek and Fast Company. I conquered the world's highest bungee jump. I host the "Mind Your Marketing" podcast. I swam with great white sharks in South Africa. I'm a die-hard Pittsburgh Steelers fan.
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