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    Jone van Rees

    How to video on your phone in the field

    A quick How-To description of short video’s that you can watch to help out with that initial jump into new territory. Below you will find online research which encompasses the necessary materials (besides your phone, of course), apps to help you produce, and audience and focus tips for your video and film work.

    Good luck!

    If you want to contribute your own work, check here for our Vloggers Page, where you can have your work product help others.

    Notes from online research

    You can find a short 10 minute TechTalk film here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vpZvc8vtHvo

    Or, for more information and background considerations, watch this  9 minute by Justin Brown: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8a4F6mVX64

    And these 3 top tips for Cinematography with a mobile phone by Eric Thayne from Cinema Mastery are also on point: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tl7KuPwlPtQ


    Materials you will require

    1. Mobile phone or camera: use the flight mode and there is an app: FilmicPro that may be useful
    2. Tripod or selfie stick, to stabilize your film work especially when you are filming by yourself
    3. Rogue microphone for phone to reduce wind and other outside noises
    4. Data or wifi will be needed afterwards; and please do not forget to ask yourself this question: should you have your Locations Services on? This is a safety concern for yourself and others
    5. How to upload and transfer your work and finished product; you can use WeTransfer or YouTube, Vimeo for your channels to broadcast and/or link to a website


    Determine the video’s duration time (1 minute v. 30 seconds v. 5 minutes: do think about the advantages & disadvantages of these different lengths for your audience and message)

    Subject: what exactly are you trying to convey

    Audience: to whom is your message directed

    Suitable location and light: important to remember that a super-sunny day creates shadows on people’s faces, so overcast is nice

    Permissions: make sure you have received everyone’s permission to broadcast; this is best confirmed via email or paper; in public spaces you may assume given consent

    Finishing touches

    You should always try to edit on your laptop. This will simplify much work and give you better imagery from which to work. Some of the recommended apps I found online are iMovie, VideoShack, Cannon, Rotate & Flip, FinalCut, or your own moviemaking capability located on your type of laptop, of course.

    And check this link for editing on your phone: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBAprmpq3tw

    Sound design factors

    This is the most popular songs and samples app at this time, Browser. If you want to add text, use Vont for cool additions.


    NOTE: The Crowd Versus is not endorsing any specific brand or software to use. Please consider your own needs in your country and where you live first. The above is a sampling of research performed in Europe and will not reflect all possibilities available to you on the internet. And ABOVE ALL, watch out for your safety and well-being. We are not advocating that you perform any dangerous activities.
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