Get Professional Quality Video from Your Smartphone

Creating Your Video

Smartphones are becoming an affordable option for anyone wishing to record good quality video. When paired with the internet you can even distribute your footage instantly to anyone. Even professional video content creators are starting to see smartphones as a viable option under certain circumstances.

It, however, takes more than a good camera to produce footage that looks professional. Good technique is also important.

Instead of reinventing the wheel, I have provided links below to a number of articles that will walk you through some good tips for shooting better video with your smartphone:

Licensing Your Video
Once you have created your video, you are the copyright holder (there may be exceptions) and therefore you will want to consider your licencing options. We recommend a Creative Commons (CC) license. Depending on the service you use to distribute your video (YouTube, Vimeo, etc) there will be different options:
  • YouTube is the most popular platform and the standard YouTube licence remains the default setting for all uploads. But, the ability to mark uploaded videos with a Creative Commons licence is available to all creators. Click here to see how.
  • If you use Vimeo, then you will want to read their guide on how to apply a Creative Commons license to your video.
  • If you publish on other platforms or just send your video as a Tweet or through Facebook then it is always good to look at the fine print.


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