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Five quick iPhone video tips to make your videos stand out

Five quick iPhone video tips to make your videos stand out

Here’s a video I recently shot using my iPhone 6: It was great fun filming something like this without the usual heavy gear and with great flexibility. Some beautiful films have been shot using the iPhone – from short films to promos and corporate films. Last year Bentley, the car manufacturer, released a beautifully made black and white film shot entirely on the iPhone. But whether it’s an epic travel video or a simple interview, it’s worth remembering about the basics. So here are my five quick tips for shooting with the iPhone: 1. Clean your lens. Yes, seriously. I can’t remember how many iPhone – or mobile in general – videos I’ve seen where the quality of the image was seriously compromised by smudges, dust and other weird objects. Mobiles are naturally full of fingerprints and dust. That’s unavoidable. But when you want to shoot, give your lens a quick wipe (or a more thorough clean, if you have the time). The quality of the image will instantly improve immensely. There are multiple third-party lenses that can be used to add versatility to your main lens, but you need to look after it the same way you would if it was a ‘proper’ standalone lens. 2. Go beyond the native video app. The latest iPhones have all sorts of improvements the previous generations didn’t have. You can vary the frame rate, exposure and even create a time lapse without any third-party software. But that’s about it. There are multiple apps that allow you to control what and how you film. Filmic Pro is one of the most popular...