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How to Shoot Quality Real Estate Video With a Smartphone

How to Shoot Quality Real Estate Video With a Smartphone

iStock_000019466477XSmallOne of the best things about today’s smartphones is the amount of functionality they have. Second to that is that we always have them with us! Taking quality real estate videos is a trend that’s been gathering steam for years now, as out-of-town buyers are looking for virtual tours and a live view of what a home looks like. While there will undoubtedly be times when a professional needs to be called in, you can create quality real estate videos yourself to upload to your social media portals. Here are some tips to assist you in mastering the art of shooting video on your smartphone!

Since your smartphone isn’t a video camera first and foremost, you will have to do a little bit of work in order to produce a decent video. Below are some rudimentary tips that will quickly have you shooting better video:

  • Stand tall
  • Keep your feet shoulder-width apart or wider
  • Use two hands, and hold your smartphone horizontally
  • Hold the outside of your phone with both hands, and “pull” the camera slowly with your leading hand in the direction you want the shot to move, while keeping your body still from the waist down. This will help to minimize the chance of you making natural movements that could cause your camera to skip or bounce.
  • Practice makes perfect

Shooting videos is an art that will take some practice, so your best bet is to use the tips above to start taking videos around your own home. Once you’ve mastered the art and have a video on your smartphone that merits sharing, consider creating your own YouTube channel. Most phones have a YouTube app where you can upload rudimentary videos. Videolicious is a simplified video production tool that allows you to select a few video clips on your phone and combine them with transitions, voiceover capabilities and more.