Pivo’s 10 Tips for Vlogging with Your Phone
When you think of vlogging, you might imagine someone sitting in front of expensive DSLR cameras backed with a small crew. Or even a high end action camera that you just can’t afford. Because of this, you might be thinking that starting your own vlog is impossible and 'too much work'.
But starting your own vlog doesn't have to be difficult or complicated! No need for fancy cameras, all you need is your smartphone and a proper phone mount or tripod. Follow our tips for vlogging with your phone and become an expert content creator in no time.
1. Switch to airplane mode
Eliminate distractions by stopping any notifications from ruining your shot.
2. Properly orient your smartphone
Are you shooting a TikTok or a YouTube video? Make sure you're in the right orientation for the platform.
3. Do test recordings
Ever record a whole video and realize something was off? Get the perfect recording the first time by doing a test. Make sure everything is set and ready to go.
4. Use an external microphone
Don't limit yourself to the capabilities of your phone's microphone. Utilize an external mic (preferably a wireless mic) so you can speak comfortably without straining your voice to be heard by your viewers.
5. Use proper lighting
Find the perfect natural lighting or create your own with some lighting equipment. From torch lights to ring lights, there's plenty of affordable options!
6. Refine it in post
Even the perfect take needs the right context. Edit your video to the way you envisioned precisely and with care. Video editing may seem difficult at first but the more you do it, the better you'll get.
7. Rule of thirds
Place yourself in the right or left third of the screen. Not every shot needs to be shot front and center. Play with various positions in the camera to make your shots have variety and expanded scenery.
8. Check your camera settings
Is your camera in the highest resolution? Make sure the setting will give you the highest quality possible. 4K footage will give you flexibility during video editing to use your film as you please without sacrificing video quality.
9. Have fun with it
Remember, you're not talking to a camera. You're talking to your audience. Shake out the nerves and be yourself. Your audience will love you more for it.
10. Use Pivo
Some of these tips seem a little complicated? Pivo simplifies each vlogging tip with features perfect for every vlogger. With Auto Tracking and Presets, enjoy the freedom of recording and capturing hands-free video content with your very own AI-powered tracking smartphone mount. Simplify your content creation process, easily include effects to engage your viewers, and be on your way to becoming a successful vlogger.