How to Shoot and Edit Powerful, Professional-Quality Videos on your Mobile Phone or Tablet: Explore New Opportunities with Mobile Video
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How to Shoot and Edit Powerful, Professional-Quality Videos on your Mobile Phone or Tablet: Explore New Opportunities with Mobile Video

Price: $249
Member Price: $189

You're an organizational editor with an smartphone. You've shot employee interviews on your smartphone.

You've done a product demo with your smartphone, but you weren't satisfied with it.

Now you want to do more. You want to do video news stories, with graphics and animation. You want voice-over on b-roll for features on your company's many factories. You want professional-grade shots of the environment, execs at their desks, employees in cubicles, production workers on the line.

But you can't spend thousands or even hundreds on top-line equipment or a fancy studio. Right now, you only have your smartphone.

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In Part 1, Drew lists cheap audio accessories that give iPhone videos a real shot in the arm.

Your audiences may overlook slightly shaky video, but they'll NEVER forgive bad audio. Be sure your sound is the best it can be. Drew gives you a complete rundown of affordable workhorse mics and adapters that ensure your audience won't have to work to hear your message:

  • The one mic you'll be using the most often for your videos
  • What mic to buy for interviewing to defeat ambient noise
  • The one compelling reason for using an external mic with your smartphone
  • Cheap reliable adapters for smartphone external mics for $25-$35
  • Two good ways to defeat environmental noise when you do a video interview
  • Why that mic that looks like it should plug right in to your iPhone doesn't work
  • The external mic adapter that lets you monitor your sound as you shoot
  • Spend only $5 to make your own lavaliere mic for your smartphone interviews
  • The right low-cost pre-amplifier for your pro-grade mic
  • The mic to capture a wide range of ambient noise for b-roll footage to enrich your story

Some of these solutions can be a bit complicated. Drew is often asked: Why not just shoot with your pro-grade video gear? He answers: "There are times when I just don't have a better camera, and there are times when shooting with an iPhone isn't as obtrusive as it would be using more imposing, elaborate equipment. Shooting with my smartphone, I get footage that's more natural; the person is more relaxed; I get something that's more spontaneous and in the moment."