5 things you should not do in iPhone filmmaking

Technology brought us multiple utilities and exceptions that one could not think of a few years earlier. Filmmaking has been ad still one of the trickiest and complicated job. It requires a number of professionals doing multiple jobs at a time to make one production successful. Individual or one-person filmmaking was a myth unless we were not introduced with iphone.

There is no doubt that iphone brought a huge revolution in short films or independent film production. It is one gadget good enough for visuals, audio, effects, movements and much more. For the independent filmmakers, it is a convenient gadget to flaunt their creativity. Even, many of the film awards have a specific category for films shot on iphones.

Iphone filmmaking is now common and inspiring many of the young and conventional filmmakers at the same time. It is bringing a revolution for the people, enabling them to be on a next step of creativity, and making things great. The sense of competition and contribution to content is not at an advance stage in the industry.

Although everyone is doing well with iphone filmmaking, there are certain mistakes many people doing with it. Although you do not have to face the conventional filming format with iphone. Still there are some important factors to consider that can improve overall production quality and bring the best outcomes.

Iphone Filmmaking

Going with flat images

One of the biggest mistakes that filmmakers do with the iphone filmmaking is the flat images. Whenever you are working with the motion pictures, you need to make it look lively and attractive. An angle that makes your subject flat and merged with the background is not suitable at all. It is necessary to position the subject and the camera at an angle so it will turn out opaque in the recording.

The flat feel or the footage can kill all the factors and components of the frame. It loses the viewer’s interest and turns out as a flat random shot composition. It is important to add a unique and attractive factor in the filming so you will be able to compose a unique and different shot.  

Using too much effects

Thankfully, iphone comes with so many utilities for the filmmakers that include multiple effects to add in videos. The smart device comes up with some features of editing, color grading and adding new things to a video. These look attractive and fine of eyes and make the video presentable. However, it is not possible to use all these features at the same time for all the ideas types.

Even in the iphone filmmaking, you need to consider the theme of your production. It is not appropriate to use all the effects and available transitions in the same video at the same time. You need to be a little selective and put only the important, requires and according to script effects in the video. Remember, you can use some of the effects only when shooting and it will not be possible to remove them later from the recording.  

Keeping the settings auto

When you have the best facility available to shoot anything with iphone and you keep the settings to auto, that means you are not comfortable with the gadget. The auto settings most of the times gives you some poor impressions on the video. It can change the white balance, appear, ISO and other settings during the shot to keep light balance at a point. Eventually, it may blast, pixelate or distort the video at many points.

You need to understand your shooting environment at first and then move forward with the shooting. The light, ambiance, feel and overall coverage of the surroundings are important. Moreover, following the script feel, you need to adjust the manual settings of the iphone. With the help of manual settings, you will be able to make the best shot that will help you to make it a quality production. It may be difficult to deal with the manual settings sometimes, but with iphone you will enjoy shooting.  

Believe in DIY Hacks

DIY (do it your way) is one of the popular and commonly practiced term. In many cases, we believe in these DIY hacks that makes things faster, easier and better, however, not in every case. In the iphone filmmaking, it is not possible to access the desired results by following these DIY hacks. You may fall for the trap but it is not always good to believe in these hacks. Trying out a few before your actually shooting time will help you to identify whether it is a good option or not. On your shoot day if you are going to try the hack for the first time, then you may have to face a disaster.

No investment in supportive gadgets

It is impossible to shoot with iphone alone. Having a smartphone in your hand, you can take a selfie, group picture, make a landscape video but cannot do anything creative with it. To reduce the chances of shake, enhance your field or exploration and adding variation to your iphone filmmaking, you need to focus on some gadgets.

There are numerous gadgets out there to make your iphone work just like a professional camera, gimbal, rig and much more. You just have to make the right investment at the right time. It will turn out as an impressive investment that will give you quality results for sure. These gadgets will level up your filming game with iphone and brings you appreciation.  

Bottom line

Iphone filmmaking is a revolution for the independent film industry. There is no doubt that many of the aspiring filmmakers have used or are still using this one unit production rig as their initial resource. Although, device some with a number of possibilities and opportunities but at the same time demand some exceptions. There are certain things; a filmmaker should avoid making the most out of his skills and gadget. By avoiding these things, it is possible to get ultimate outcomes.  

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