字幕列表 影片播放 列印英文字幕 - 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 and that works the best for your device. Hey, boy. Hey, boy. This is a temple dog. (laughs) Hey, boy. - While Dee is in Thailand playing with the temple dogs, I'm actually in Santa Monica, California, where the weather is not the best. It's not your typical sunny day. It just stopped raining.