How to Make Video with Your iPhone–Advice from Heather Hukari
When I tell people I work in video, a common question I get is “What’s the best camera to use…a Sony FS5? RED? DSLR?” These are all great cameras, but the correct answer is: the camera you have with you. And luckily, in this modern day and age, you pretty much always have a camera with you; in your pocket, your purse, your backpack, YOUR HAND. It’s your phone!
Why don’t people use take more video on their phones? I have a few theories.
1- They are intimidated. They aren’t quite sure what they are doing, so they just don’t do it. Or, maybe they’ve taken video before and it just turned out terribly. So, their confidence level is low.
2- They don’t know what to do with the footage after it is shot. And so, they’ve got tons of little videos that just sit on their phone, in the cloud, in iPhotos…never to be viewed again or shared with the world.
3- They’ve never made a video from start to finish and have no idea how rewarding it feels.
In my class, Video Made Easy, we address all these issues head on. You can learn to make video with your iPhone. I teach basic composition so you know how to make an image, photo or video, look pleasing. We talk camera movements and shot variety to make your videos more interesting, along with how to get good light, sound and stability. Then, we practice. You go off and shoot some video and bring it back to class. Don’t worry, you aren’t then required to present to the class! From there, you use your footage to edit. I teach editing using a really cool app, Pinnacle Studio Pro. Editing video is a bit technical and can be tricky, but we’ll walk through it slowly to make sure you get it. And then…ta-da, you’ve made a video from start to finish! You’ll leave with confidence in your ability, and a hefty list of tutorials that you can take again as needed. You can see a Video by Cayli Collins, who made this as her project in Heather’s class.
My hope is that people who take this class gain not only the knowledge, but also the desire to keep making video. The more they practice, the better they get, and the easier it becomes. So, whether it’s home videos of your children’s birthdays, an actual cool vacation video you’ll be proud to share on Facebook, marketing videos to grow your business, or, I don’t know…maybe a TV pilot that you’ve been dreaming about…I hope you’ll consider taking this class!
If a picture is worth a thousand words, then doesn’t it make sense that video is worth, like, ten thousand words? So, join us and make video with your iPhone!
Heather offers her course as an online class that you can purchase here. For a live. in person class, we currently offer “Use Your Phone as a Mobile Movie Studio” with Roberto Saenz.