7 Basic Camera Movements (And Why They Matter!)
23 Feb, 2022
Like most people you probably use your phone camera, but being on camera or filming for a project can feel different. Don't panic - follow these five super-simple tips for better uploads.
Contribute in your own way
Like a lot of us, you may not be used to being on camera. Simple things like smiling, taking a deep breath, or writing notes can help. You don't have to be on camera either: there's plenty more you can capture to tell a story. Do whatever you feel comfortable doing.
Watch your clips before uploading them
Sounds simple, and it is, but this will help you check for any issues and ensure you're happy with what you're sharing.
Look at the camera lens
When filming selfie style, in particular, it can be tempting to focus on yourself, but this looks a little odd when watched back.
Be aware of light and shadow
Not enough light isn't good, nor is too much. Do what you can get an even exposure of light on the subject, whether that means moving the light source or the subject itself
Be aware of sound
Try to avoid echoes or super noisy spots where possible, and always watch your clips back before uploading to check that you can hear what needs to be audible.
It's as easy as 1... 2... 3... (and 4!)
You’re invited to contribute
You'll receive an invite to contribute to the story using a unique upload link
Upload to the story
Read the filming instructions, film using your phone, and upload to the story
Your content is edited
Uploaded content collected is edited into a slick community powered final video
See the finished video
Once the edit is completed, it will be shared back to you and the community that powered it
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