Up your iPhone video game with these 4 tipsMake your iPhone video look better by following these basic principles.
[MUSIC] The iPhone has a great camera, but that doesn't always translate into great video footage. So to up your video game we've got a few basic video tricks that'll work on just about any smart phone. In fact to show you how great your video could look we've filmed this entire video on an iPhone. One of the first things to consider when shooting video is how to hold your phone. When you take photos, shooting between landscape or portrait is no big deal but with video it's a different story. As a rule of thumb, you should always shoot in landscape to avoid these black bars on your screen. Unless you're posting the video on social media where vertical video is actually better. The iPhone has a sweet built-in stabilizer which can take some of the shake out of your video. But even with the Iphone's built-in magic you're going to want to keep your Iphone still. This can be specially handy for when someone is speaking directly to camera, close-up shots, and time lapse or slow motion shots. The most basic technique to study your phone is to tack in your elbows while shooting. Also, be on the lookout for sturdy flat surfaces where you can place your phone In good light the Iphone shoots great video, but when you're in the shade, or indoors, beware of your light source. If there's a bright light behind your subject you might get a nasty silhouette. To prevent this turn your subject toward the light, so it's not behind them Once you have your subject in a good spot you can fine tune the brightness by adjusting exposure. Tap on the spot where you want to focus and then slide the brightness icon up or down until your subject looks fabulous. If all else fails the iPhone has a built in flash that can be used to add light but this trick doesn't always work and it's not the most flattering Centering your image is easy enough, but not everything has to be in the middle of the frame. In fact, lining up parts of your subject on thirds can make your compositions more interesting. This is called the rule of thirds. Imagine drawing a tic-tac-toe grid on your phone screen and aligning your image on the intersection of those lines. These are small changes that'll make a big difference when it comes to shooting video. And with a little practice who knows? Your video might be the next viral sensation. [MUSIC]