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Want to know how to shoot winning smartphone videos with an autocue app?

We all know shooting good quality video for your business is important, but it can be hard to look natural and professional when you first start out. Most people honestly don’t have a clue about how present in front of the camera, and also don’t have the time or...

How To Shoot Social Media Videos in the Right Ratio Every Single Time

Happy January – Here’s your complete guide to social media video ratios! 2023 is going to be the year of easy video, so let’s start by making things simple! Use this easy guide to ensure you’re shooting in the right format for the right platform and get ahead fast...

The Smart Guide To Vertical Videos

Make the most of vertical video, especially on your social media! Have you noticed it’s a really popular trend right now? It’s everywhere! It seems marketers are having a moment with vertical video, realising how it fills up the screen and keeps attention on content....

Shoot Amazing Smartphone Videos of Animals the Easy Way

Do you want to shoot smartphone video with animals? If you are working in the pet industry, or you just want to shoot some brilliant footage of the animals in your life, then here are some top tips to make all your animal based shoots a little bit easier! Let’s be...

Your One-Minute Video Success Checklist

It is easy to get caught up in the whole video creation process and forget the basics for video success. So here is a quick and easy video success checklist for when you’re creating content this week… Quick Video Checklist Remember that when you’re posting a video,...

After Dark: Halloween Shooting

If you are going out shooting smartphone video this Halloween, then here are some handy tips for shooting great footage in the dark! Shooting video in low light conditions and after dark on a smartphone is always going to be harder than shooting on a professional...

B Roll Made Easy

What is B Roll? B roll is the extra footage you can add into your vlog style chats. It seriously helps up the production value of films and makes them more dynamic. For most people shooting smartphone video, it can seem daunting doing it all yourself!You are the...

How to create great videos of your children

And have fun! September is a really popular time for shooting kids videos. From back to school videos to yearly updates, measuring milestones, Halloween costumes and Christmas magic, shooting video footage you can look back on is a great idea. The most common question...

SHOOTING FOOD PART TWO

The Expert Guide, Part Two WELCOME to Part Two of my Expert Guide on shooting brilliant food videos.In Part One we covered the kit you need, so if you missed it - just click here for all the info... READ PART ONE Now we get to move on to just how to actually style and...

SHOOTING FOOD – part one

The Expert Guide, Part One One of the most common questions I get asked is how the heck do you shoot great food videos! Do you think everyone else seems a total genius at food shoots? Do you click on social media and wonder how they shot the perfect açaí bowl or how...

My Top 5 Insider Tips For Looking Younger on Video Right Now

“How do I look younger on video?” This is one question I get asked ALL the time! No matter your age, there are always some things you can do to give you more confidence on screen. Don’t let being older stop you getting on camera to promote your brand or business! If...

How To Look Your Best On Camera During The Winter Months

Making sure you look your best on camera in the middle of dull old January can feel a bit too much of an effort! Remember, whether you’re shooting videos or in online meetings, it’s worth making sure people can see you clearly! LIGHTING We have been trying out...

How To Look Your Absolute Best On Camera This Christmas

If you are shooting a Christmas video, have been asked to do a festive message in a company video, need to create a Happy Christmas message to your clients or just want to look your best in family films, then here are some tips the professionals use to look your best...

My Top 5 Christmas Music Tracks To Use This Year

Everyone is manic right now, so here’s a quick Christmas music win this week. If you are making Christmas videos or just need to perk up some existing video content to make it feel more festive, then here are my current top 5 seasonal favourites. Pond5 Media They all...

Black Friday Deals On Smartphone Video Kit

If you want to take advantage of all the Black Friday deals out there and need some bargains for your smartphone video kit bag, then here are our TOP THREE money saving tips for Black Friday smart shopping. A JOBI GORILLA TRIPOD The Jobi gorilla tripod range is a big...

Take Great Pictures At The Same Time As Shooting Smartphone Video

How many times are you in the middle of shooting some great video on your smartphone, and you think, wow – I wish I could take some stills as well. This set up would make a REALLY GREAT PIC! Well you can! So many people just don’t realise that you CAN do both at the...

Shooting a Product Video

Many clients have been asking me for some basic tips on how to shoot a product video on their smartphone. If you are gearing up for Black Friday and the Christmas season and want to shoot product videos yourself, then here are some handy tips. It is possible to use...

Lifesaving Shooting Basics For Smartphone Video

When you are busy making video, it can be all too easy to forget your basics.Nail these video basics, and you’ll be shooting like a pro with your smartphone!Being able to shoot a smartphone video quickly and efficiently means you need to multi skill, so make sure that...

Here it is – our top smartphone for video list for September 2022

I want you to have the latest information on what smartphones make shooting video a whole heap easier. Every quarter, we update our list on all the latest models that we have tested out on our shoots. All the latest models get put through some serious paces before...

SHOOTING GREAT TIMELAPSE

Easy tips to get you shooting fast…
Timelapse footage can be fun and is hugely popular as a way to engage your audience. The fast speeds catch attention and viewers like to stick around to see where you are going if you are shooting a journey, or what you are creating if you are sharing some…

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My Top 5 Insider Tips For Looking Younger on Video Right Now

My Top 5 Insider Tips For Looking Younger on Video Right Now

“How do I look younger on video?” This is one question I get asked ALL the time! No matter your age, there are always some things you can do to give you more confidence on screen. Don’t let being older stop you getting on camera to promote your brand or business! If...

read more
How To Look Your Best On Camera During The Winter Months

How To Look Your Best On Camera During The Winter Months

Making sure you look your best on camera in the middle of dull old January can feel a bit too much of an effort! Remember, whether you’re shooting videos or in online meetings, it’s worth making sure people can see you clearly! LIGHTING We have been trying out...

read more
How To Look Your Absolute Best On Camera This Christmas

How To Look Your Absolute Best On Camera This Christmas

If you are shooting a Christmas video, have been asked to do a festive message in a company video, need to create a Happy Christmas message to your clients or just want to look your best in family films, then here are some tips the professionals use to look your best...

read more
My Top 5 Christmas Music Tracks To Use This Year

My Top 5 Christmas Music Tracks To Use This Year

Everyone is manic right now, so here’s a quick Christmas music win this week. If you are making Christmas videos or just need to perk up some existing video content to make it feel more festive, then here are my current top 5 seasonal favourites. Pond5 Media They all...

read more
The Smart Guide To Vertical Videos

The Smart Guide To Vertical Videos

Make the most of vertical video, especially on your social media! Have you noticed it’s a really popular trend right now? It’s everywhere! It seems marketers are having a moment with vertical video, realising how it fills up the screen and keeps attention on content....

read more
Black Friday Deals On Smartphone Video Kit

Black Friday Deals On Smartphone Video Kit

If you want to take advantage of all the Black Friday deals out there and need some bargains for your smartphone video kit bag, then here are our TOP THREE money saving tips for Black Friday smart shopping. A JOBI GORILLA TRIPOD The Jobi gorilla tripod range is a big...

read more
Shoot Amazing Smartphone Videos of Animals the Easy Way

Shoot Amazing Smartphone Videos of Animals the Easy Way

Do you want to shoot smartphone video with animals? If you are working in the pet industry, or you just want to shoot some brilliant footage of the animals in your life, then here are some top tips to make all your animal based shoots a little bit easier! Let’s be...

read more
Your One-Minute Video Success Checklist

Your One-Minute Video Success Checklist

It is easy to get caught up in the whole video creation process and forget the basics for video success. So here is a quick and easy video success checklist for when you’re creating content this week… Quick Video Checklist Remember that when you’re posting a video,...

read more
After Dark: Halloween Shooting

After Dark: Halloween Shooting

If you are going out shooting smartphone video this Halloween, then here are some handy tips for shooting great footage in the dark! Shooting video in low light conditions and after dark on a smartphone is always going to be harder than shooting on a professional...

read more