Judd Slivka, assistant professor of convergence journalism at the Missouri School of Journalism, has highlighted five basic rules for filming on a smartphone that you should always bear in mind, regardless of any apps or external equipment you have at your disposal to enhance the footage later on.
His advice includes holding the phone with three fingertips on one side and the tip of your thumb on the opposite side to increase the sound quality and avoid hand movement interfering with the recording; ensuring the strongest light in the room is always facing the interviewee or subject; and stabilising your filming position by tucking your elbows into your body and placing your feet shoulder width apart.
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