Posted on February 12, 2019 by DCC Marketing
- Use the newest iPhone you can get your hands on. No, we aren’t saying go buy the latest and greatest, but if you have a 4S and your friend has a XS, maybe consider using their phone. Maybe?
- Shoot in landscape mode. Human vision allows us to see more to the left and right than the top and bottom. Video with big black bars is a big no thanks.
- Change your video quality settings to 1080p HD at 60fps OR 4K at 60fps. Keep in mind, shooting in 4K will leave you with a really big file. So, if your camera roll is full of memes and pictures of your dog, you may get a storage message mid-tape. Tape, lol.
- Natural light is always preferred because it is the most even and universally flattering. If natural light is not available, try to choose a room with whiter/cooler artificial lighting rather than yellow/warmer lighting.
- Windows: iPhones have a hard time detecting edges in backlit scenarios. Instead of having the subject stand in front of the window, have them stand next to the window.
- Prop up your phone or get a tripod to avoid shaking.
- Try to watch for objects growing out of the subject’s head. This sounds odd, but it can be a weird distraction in the finished product.
- Lastly, be careful where you are standing. Often times you will make a surprise cameo if you are not cognizant of reflections and shadows in the video backdrop.