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  • - In this video, we're talking about how you vlog

  • using your smartphone.

  • And I teamed up with the

  • master of smartphone video creation, Dee Nimmin,

  • and we're gonna bring you a bunch of different tips

  • and things that you need to think about

  • when you're vlogging only using your phone.

  • (upbeat intense jingle)

  • Now to shoot a vlog,

  • you really don't need all this fancy gear

  • that everyone is talking about.

  • You don't need to build out this crazy camera setup.

  • You honestly just need your phone

  • to start making videos

  • and start making videos that people actually want to watch.

  • And so we're gonna go through

  • not only some of the techniques

  • and skills and gear that you can use with your phone

  • to be able to get better vlogs,

  • but also I'm gonna talk about

  • some of the things you should think about

  • on how to get your videos seen

  • and how to get people to actually care

  • about the videos that you're creating.

  • All right, so I'm gonna let Dee take it from here

  • and we're gonna go through some tips

  • on how to vlog using your smartphone.

  • - Hey Jeven, thanks for bringing me back.

  • I'm gonna start with the number one thing

  • that usually stops people from beginning to vlog.

  • Vlogging in public.

  • So many people are intimidated

  • to go out in a public setting

  • and hit that record button on their phone.

  • But the truth of the matter is, no one cares.

  • We live in a time where people are going around,

  • they're FaceTiming, they're making phone calls,

  • they're taking selfies, they're vlogging,

  • they're using Snapchat,

  • they're making Facebook stories,

  • everybody is on their phone,

  • everybody is out taking pictures or filming,

  • so you, out in the public setting or vlogging,

  • you're not gonna stand out.

  • Nobody cares.

  • These people just walked by me,

  • they didn't even look to see what I was doing.

  • Back when I first started,

  • the first time I went out and filmed something in public,

  • I was terrified, I was intimidated.

  • I was thinking what are they gonna think.

  • But then it dawned on me,

  • they're not gonna think anything.

  • They're not gonna think anything at all.

  • So once I started vlogging

  • and once I started pushing through,

  • it took me a couple of videos

  • before I started to feel really comfortable.

  • But then once I did, I don't think about it anymore.

  • I can literally go anywhere,

  • pull out my phone and start vlogging

  • and not give a care about what anybody thinks.

  • It's just a fear that we have.

  • It's a hurdle that we need to jump over

  • and the more you do it,

  • the more you're just not gonna care

  • what other people think.

  • And that's really the key to all of this

  • is not caring what other people think.

  • - So I agree with Dee on this one.

  • Getting over your fear of vlogging in public

  • is probably one of the number one things

  • that's gonna hinder you.

  • And I know it's tough,

  • it's hard to get out there and film

  • with people staring at you,

  • but I have a few tips for you

  • on how to make this a lot easier

  • and actually get better at doing this.

  • So my first tip is start in places

  • where you're less likely to get seen.

  • So, right now I'm kind of a little bit away

  • from the farmer's market,

  • so I'm off by myself,

  • but I'm still out in public.

  • So, you can work your way up

  • to the comfort level where you are

  • vlogging in like very busy places,

  • but you know, just starting

  • in areas that are outside

  • and places where you might get seen

  • is a good stepping stone

  • to get to the point where you're vlogging in public places

  • where people are all over.

  • So my next tip is get out there and vlog

  • with friends, family or Rachel.

  • - With me? - Yeah!

  • No, when you have someone around you that you know,

  • it makes it much easier.

  • - Especially, yeah, because you're boring,

  • so you don't wanna just be you.

  • - (laughs) Thanks.

  • But it just makes it so much easier to vlog in public

  • when you have someone around you

  • that knows what you're doing,

  • knows who you are,

  • and also could just give you some feedback.

  • So the next tip is break down what you're saying

  • into bite-sized chunks.

  • So, if you break everything down

  • into like a sentence or two a thought,

  • and then move to the next location,

  • it's gonna make it much easier to be in public and shoot,

  • because you're not sitting here for 10 minutes,

  • holding the camera, trying to get something out.

  • You really just have to pull it up,

  • grab a quick little snippet, keep going on.

  • And then it actually makes the video

  • more interesting as well,

  • because you have the environment changing behind you

  • as you're creating your video.

  • And when it comes down to it,

  • you just have to go for it.

  • It gets easier the more you just do it,

  • so the more that you're around people and vlogging,

  • the easier it's gonna be.

  • And it's just, you gotta get over that hump

  • and you just gotta go for it.

  • So, go out there and, you know,

  • have people stare at you, it's not a big deal.

  • What's your number one vlog tip?

  • - You don't have to get all ready, just be yourself.

  • - [Jeven] Hey, that's a good one.

  • - That's a good one!

  • - Now let's talk about what you actually need

  • to start vlogging.

  • The first thing you need is your smartphone,

  • and the phone you have in your pocket

  • or the phone that you're watching this video with,

  • that's good enough to get started.

  • And it doesn't matter if you're on Android or iOS,

  • the only thing that matters

  • is it has a camera,

  • and you're able to edit, even on a basic level,

  • the vlog that you create.

  • And you might be thinking,

  • okay, that's great, the phone that I have in my pocket

  • is good enough to get started,

  • but is the camera inside of the phone

  • really good enough to make good looking videos?

  • And the answer to that is probably.

  • It depends on what phone you have.

  • If you have one of the newer flagship phones

  • that have come out in the past few years,

  • the camera inside your phone

  • is definitely good enough.

  • If you have an older phone

  • and the camera is not so good,

  • if you're an Android user,

  • check out the Open Camera app

  • or the Moment Camera Pro app.

  • If you're an iOS user and you want more manual controls,

  • check out the Moment Camera Pro app

  • or Film It Pro.

  • All of these apps are great apps.

  • They allow you to change the frame rate,

  • and by the way, that's how a lot of vloggers

  • get that buttery smooth B-roll footage

  • that you always see.

  • They change the frame rate to 60 frames per second

  • or 120 frames per second,

  • they shoot the clip,

  • they pull that clip into their video editor

  • and then they slow it down.

  • That's gonna give you that smooth B-roll

  • that so many vloggers use.

  • - Now just a quick note,

  • I have been shooting this entire thing just on my phone,

  • with no attachments.

  • So you're just seeing the front facing camera

  • with the audio from an iPhone 11,

  • and that's the beauty of using just a smartphone

  • is you don't need tons of fancy gear.

  • Now there's things you can add.

  • And so let's talk about B-roll

  • and getting like cinematic B-roll,

  • that's such a hot topic.

  • And something when you're shooting your vlogs

  • is you wanna get some B-roll

  • that really shows off what you're doing.

  • So a few things that you should think about

  • when shooting B-roll,

  • first is you want to treat your camera, your phone,

  • as a big motion picture camera,

  • and that's gonna be how you're going to

  • get the best looking footage.

  • So you wouldn't whip your big,

  • red, Arri Alexa camera all over.

  • It just wouldn't look good.

  • You want slow, subtle motion,

  • and that's how you create that really cinematic look.

  • So a lot of times, I like to use a gimbal.

  • Now I've done a ton of smartphone

  • gimbal reviews and comparisons

  • and I'll put a link down below in the description

  • to where you can see all of those,

  • so you can make the best possible decision

  • when buying one of these gimbals.

  • However, when it comes to a gimbal,

  • the idea is creating cinematic motion with your B-roll,

  • and so you want to do slow moves,

  • like a slow dolly from left to right

  • or a slow punch in or a slow punch out,

  • and having that really smooth footage

  • is how you get cinematic looking footage.

  • Now also like Dee said, slow motion is great.

  • Most phones nowadays have a slow motion setting,

  • so use some slow motion to create cinematic footage.

  • But also, one huge tip is get out of the habit

  • of always shooting eye-level.

  • So because the screen is in front of our face,

  • we tend to shoot at our eye level,

  • which makes all of the footage look the same.

  • So you want to like get down low,

  • you want to shoot shots where

  • you're just above the ground or way up high.

  • You want to get creative with what you're shooting

  • and try to avoid always shooting from the same perspective.

  • So change up the look of your footage

  • and give yourself different perspectives,

  • different angles, and shoot sequences.

  • And I'll put a playlist in the description

  • so you guys can dig more into that

  • if you want to shoot cinematic looking B-roll.

  • - There you go.

  • So now you've shot all of your vlog footage

  • and you need to edit that footage.

  • No problem, if you're an Android user,

  • check out KineMaster or Power Director,

  • and if you need something free, check out Vlogit.

  • If you're an iOS user check out Videoleap, LumaFusion,

  • KineMaster or iMovie,

  • because iMovie is the one that

  • came with your iPhone or your iPad.

  • All of these are great video editing apps,

  • but of course, try them all out

  • and find the one that works best for your workflow