Hello and welcome to the Comsteria Smartphone Video Production course.
My name’s Emma Baker and I’ll be running the course. I’ve collated some useful information you’ll need before joining the webinar.
This task will get you practising your video skills straight away. Simply record a 30 second video introducing yourself, your organisation and your video goals.
Keep your video simple and don’t sweat it! Only I’ll see it. Watch my tips on how to relax on camera to prepare.
You can read the attached document or watch the above video for more details about the task.
Equipment and Apps
On the day of the course, all you need is your phone with the VN Video Editor downloaded onto it.
The most important kit going forward will be a microphone and a tripod, two simple bits of equipment that will make a huge difference to your videos. It’s not necessary to have these on the day of the webinar but they’ll be really useful when it comes to completing your main video task after the webinar so if you’re able to look ahead and invest, it will be well worth it.
Download the guide below or check out the Comsteria store where I’ve collated all my favourite kit.
You will have access to password protected resources when you start the course. In the meantime have a look at our YouTube channel for a range of vlogs, tutorials and tips on smartphone video. N.B. Most of these videos were shot on a phone.
- Getting Started on Video – Plan, shoot and edit – a quick guide to planning your videos and considering the needs of the audience to help you focus your message.
- How to relax on camera – In case you missed this video in the previous section. A good starting point for improving your presenting skills.
- iPhone 12 Ultra Wide Lens Review – how to use the ultra wide lens on your phone to shoot striking establishing shots.
- iPhone Microphone Comparison – Hear the difference an external microphone makes to the sound quality
- How to edit on the VN video editor – an overview of all the controls and tools on this free editing app.
- An Introduction to Editing in KineMaster – learn how to import, trim and split a video clip.