Our resident pocket filmmaker, Jason van Genderen, focuses in on Instagram and how to make a good 15 second video.
In a bid to get exclusives on the most promising videos, the hosting site earmarks $10 million to directly invest in films that premiere at top festivals or garner $10,000 in crowdfunded support.
Apps that bend, stretch and reverse time push smartphones ahead of video cameras for getting great results with little fuss.
If you're committed to using a smartphone for your shooting, here's a few ways to get slick, smooth movement like you'd get from a crane or jib with a bigger camera.
What's given moviemakers tools like crowdfunding and YouTube has also led to a CGI-centric Hollywood where everything looks the same, the famous film director tells CNET.
You might only be using a smartphone, but you can still make sure you're taking the best video you can when you're out and about on holiday.