How to Film High-quality Videos with your Phone

Thelma Garcia

Do you want to know the truth? If you're a fitness entrepreneur looking to make your mark, having great-quality video content is essential.

But if the idea of investing in expensive equipment to record high-quality videos sends shivers down your spine, don't worry – it's possible to create amazing videos using just your phone! In this post, we'll share our top tips for recording impressive videos with nothing more than your trusty mobile device.

So come along on this journey with us and learn how to up-level your content without breaking the bank!

Light, natural is better!

Nowadays business goals can be achieved with great ease – using only a smartphone and good lighting, entrepreneurs in business or fitness are able to capture high-quality videos to engage potential customers and market their offer.

In order to make the best use of the phone’s camera capabilities, setting up an area that provides plenty of light makes all the difference. This is because strong lighting will enable you to take full advantage of the cell phone’s video settings, resulting in videos that have a professional look and will attract viewers from any corner of the world.

So if you’re an entrepreneur looking for bold but effective business tactics, remember that filming in a well-lit area should always be at the top of your list!

It is also worth mentioning that you should record on landscape orientation. Capturing footage in portrait can give you two unsightly black bars along the edges, taking away from what could have been a beautiful shot. Choose wide-angle instead to get more out of every take and make each moment look even better on widescreen or TV.

Tripods are friends

In an effort to clear your shaky handheld shots, recent years have brought the rise of incredible image stabilization technology right into our phones! Whether you're trying to capture a subject in motion or panning around an object with ease, it will make sure nothing ever looks cramped. But if you really want those silky smooth cinematic scenes? Invest in a tripod or stabilizer to keep your phone steady while filming, your business goals may take a hit.

Fortunately, these nifty tools are now more accessible than ever and will be sure to ensure that your video production process runs smoothly and efficiently.

As with any other business aspect, never skimp on the quality of the tools needed for the task!

Show off your editing skills

With the advances in phone camera technology, creating high-quality videos from your smartphone is easier than ever. But one trick fitness entrepreneurs forget or don’t always consider well enough is that filming with your cell phone isn’t enough – it requires some sprucing up.

You’ll need to edit your footage with a video editing app or software to get that Hollywood look and fee. Don't let all of that great footage go to waste - it's worth the extra effort! Some apps that we’ve seen people take advantage of are Capcut, Adobe Premiere Rush, and InShot.

Share the videos!

Now, where to share your videos? Well, Fitune has a pretty sweet platform where you can upload your fitness videos and start making money out of them. 

Whether you use them to create a course or a pre-recorded class, Fitune is the platform that lets you see the reward of all the effort you put into making your videos.

Did we mention that we also let you upload using YouTube and Vimeo?

If this is something that catches your attention, we formally invite you to give Fitune a try for free or schedule a demo call with us! We’ll be happy to show you around.

Before we go, back in 2020 Richard Playfair from Sweatlife Films was kind enough to share the knowledge about fitness video production with us. So if you want to give that a read too, you will find some suggestions on quality equipment that will make filming on your phone a more pleasant experience.

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