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Recording Tips

Top 10 Smartphone Video Tips

  • Shoot in natural lighting
  • Pay attention to background noise and/or music
  • Avoid distracting backgrounds visually
  • Keep your footing stable
  • Hold the phone with both hands
  • ALWAYS record in landscape mode
  • Film at eye-level to the subject
  • Avoid using the zoom feature on your phone
  • Vary your shots (if applicable)
  • Keep talking/narrating
  • Use lapel microphone if possible

Watch the videos below for a more in depth illustration of the top 10 smartphone recording tips.

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The items listed below are only suggestions for users who wish to purchase tools to assist with recording. Texas State University is not affiliated with the retailers listed below. Clicking the links below will direct you to external pages not affiliated with Texas State University.

It is the purchaser's responsibility to confirm the compatibility of these tools with his or her device before purchase.