Making Great Videos on your phone
ARE YOU GOING LIVE OR MAKING AND EDITED VIDEO?
EDITING SOFTWARE – APPS
Here are two recommended mobile video editing apps that I use often:
- Adobe Premiere Clip
Here are some other top suggestions
Using LIGHTS to make better videos
Lights helps enhance the look of your video. If you have bags or wrinkles, a soft light
reduces the harsh lines and shadows on your face.
Always position the light at a height that removes the shadows from your face.
The higher the light, the less bags and wrinkles show on your face. Also if you wear glasses,
raising the height of your lighting will also eliminate glare in your lenses from the light.
- 3 light videos are best
- 2 light videos
Try not to shoot in direct sunlight or outside between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. when the sun is the brightest.
PLAN YOUR VIDEO
- How long will the video be? Try not to exceed 1 minute unless it moves fast
- Where are you going to post the video? Social media? Is your social media already set up?
- What is your overall message?
- Who will be in the video
- How will it start? How will it end? Start and end can add 10 seconds to your video?
- What happens in the video?
SPECIAL EFFECTS, LOOK AND FEEL OF THE VIDEO
- Is there any movement?
- If it’s a selfie, what is in the background?
- Will there be any B roll?
- Do you need graphics to tell your story?
- What time of day will you shoot the video?
- Where are you going to shoot the video?
- Is there a lot of noise (traffic, wind, voices) in the background?
- Are there any props?
- What are you going to wear?
- No vertical pin stripes
- Make sure your clothing fits
- Don’t wear distracting objects
The brain expects you to do something every 3 to 5 seconds.
The more you do in a short period the more it feels like a journey.
Use the 2-1-2 method.
- Tell them two things you want them to know.
- Tell one story to reinforce the opening points
- Close with a summary point and a call to action
- Movement helps build emotion
- Pan in … move forward – Means this needs your attention
- Pan out.. – This is the end
- Pan right/left – Says take a moment and follow me. Can be used to break up a close up shot
– Face close ups are personal
– Half body shots are for news and information
– Full body shots are less personal and are usually more of an “on location” look and feel
- Make sure you are clear about what you want to say before you “go live”.
Instagram and Snapchat
Multi – Camera Shoots
POPULAR VIDEO TYPES
– In the car
– Sing alongs “car karaoke”
– Walking around the house or park
– Skits Buzzfeed, Now This
Look at this video
Tell me what techniques you see in the video
Let’s make a video
Plan a video. Look at the topics below and
shoot a video with your phone using Vivavideo
1) Scripture made simple
2) Confession – lesson learned
3) Make them smile
4) Did you know
1. The video can only be 30 seconds
2. Upload the video to social media
- Next create a 15 second video on Instagram
- Go live on Facebook