Pocket Filmmaker: moving pictures

Movement is essential to fantastic videos, and in this episode Jason shows you how to move your smartphone camera as smoothly as possible.

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Welcome back to CNET Australia's guide to pocket film-making. The Pocket Filmmaker will be showing you how to turn the smartphone in your pocket into a camera capable of shooting video projects that are worthy of sharing with family and friends, online and even with the judges of some of Australia's biggest short-film festivals.

In this episode, we look at ways that you can add fluid movement to your shots without forking out for incredibly expensive equipment. Jason also has several great tips on ways you can hold and move a camera to add a dynamic eye to shots that would otherwise be staid and boring.

Other episodes in this series include:

Jason Van Genderen was the winner of several short film-making awards at festivals including Tropfest NY, Tropfest Sydney and Aspen Shortsfest, and he has even won an IF Award. Jason's projects have been shot on the Nokia N95, Nokia N8 and Apple's iPhone. He recently took home first prize in the Telstra Mobile Masterpieces category at Tropfest Sydney for his film The 53rd Hour.

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Joe capitalises on a life-long love of blinking lights and upbeat MIDI soundtracks covering the latest developments in smartphones and tablet computers. When not ruining his eyesight staring at small screens, Joe ruins his eyesight playing video games and watching movies.

 

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