• Get your phone at eye level
• Find or create good quality light
• Use a separate microphone in a quiet environment
Camera Tips (0:50)
• Record at 1920x1080 (only use 4k if you have a reason)
• Do NOT record in a vertical orientation, keep it horizontal
• Start recording, then wait a couple seconds before you start talking
Lighting Tips (3:24)
• The easiest way to find good light is to step towards a window.
• Do NOT have a bright light behind you, as you
will be in the shadow.
• Try not to sit in front of a white wall, as it will feel claustrophobic, and
also because there is no depth.
• Instead, step away from your background towards your light source and
that will create visual depth in your scene.
• Don't point a light directly at you - instead, turn it away and bounce it
off awhite wall so it turns into a soft light.
• If filming outside, try filming in the first or last hours of the day.
Audio Tips (7:13)
• Use an external mic like a lapel and place it close to you.
• A lapel mic also helps inside which minimizes background noise.
• No matter what mic you use, it's always good to do a test record so you
can listen back to see what is picked up.
• Walk around looking for good light.
• Find a room and background you know you can clean up.
• Set your camera up so you know what is in the frame and what isn't.
• Aim for balance in your background.
• Focus on what you're going to say more than getting a pretty picture. Content is more important than camera setup!