Creating Videos

Here are some helpful hints for creating quality videos on your smartphone device.


  • Clean your lens
  • Make sure your camera or phone has enough memory storage
  • Find a quiet place to film
  • Film horizontally
  • Turn off notifications
  • Find the right light – it’s best to film with the sun behind you
  • Speak clearly
  • Embrace spontaneity
  • Film “point-of-view” shots
  • Have fun!


  • Use the zoom function
  • Wear sunglasses
  • Speak quickly
  • Be nervous

Extra Credit:

For those of you who want to go to the next level with video production, you may want to explore the 4K resolution function on your smartphone. 4K is a new standard that enhances resolution and creates a more detailed picture. It is available on recent models of Apple iPhones, Samsung, and Android devices.

Happy filming, and don’t forget to submit your photos and videos to!