The craze of vlogging is growing rapidly. Millions of content creators are struggling to take the lead. If you are planning to start your career as a vlogger, you need to follow some unique vlogging tips.
To produce high quality and engaging content, you need different vlogging equipment. You can also start vlogging on your mobile phone. But if you want to stand out from the crowd, you need to buy some vlogging gear to deliver high- quality content.
In this article, you will find all the information needed on how to start vlogging on the phone without breaking your bank account.
Can You Use Your Phone for Vlogging?
The simple answer is ‘Yes’. You can start vlogging with your phone if you are a beginner. Most of the beginners can’t afford to buy expensive equipment.
Your smartphone is the best option to start your journey as a vlogger. Most of the latest smartphones can record high-quality HD videos at 1080p resolution.
Once you start earning money from vlogging, you can upgrade your gear. Here are some tips on how to start vlogging on the phone.
8 Tips on How to Start Vlogging on Phone
1. Use a tripod
If you want to create high-quality content, use a tripod with your phone. If you make vlogs while sitting on the chair, you can use the best phone stands for recording videos.
A tripod or phone stand helps in making stable videos. You can find the different varieties of tripods with different price ranges available in the market.
Lighting plays an important role in creating a high-quality video. If you are shooting indoor videos, you must use the proper light setup for your videos.
There are different ring lights available in the market that work perfectly with the mobile phone. You can also try some DIY fluorescent bulbs.
3. External microphone
The built-in microphone of the mobile can’t provide the desired quality audio. You have to use an external microphone with your mobile to get high-quality audio.
Different types of microphones are available in the market and you can choose the one that best suits your requirements.
If you can’t afford to buy a microphone, you can use your hand free mic as a microphone. When I started making videos for YouTube, I was using my hand free with my mobile phone and the results were quite better.
Later on, I upgrade to a lavalier microphone. You can find the affordable lavalier or clip-on small microphones available in the market.
4. Airplane mode
Always turn on the airplane mode while recording the video on the mobile phone. Choose the best time for recording video when you are not expecting any calls.
If you receive a call during the recording of video, it will ruin the audio quality of your video, and most of the time, you have to record your video from start.
5. Use Landscape Mode
Landscape mode helps in covering more area in videos. The video screen helps in covering the surroundings beside the main object.
Always use landscape mode to create high-quality and engaging videos.
6. Use Rule Thirds
Use rule of third to create stunning videos that everyone would love to watch. Rule of thirds helps in capturing the surrounding areas along with the subject.
Your audience is not much interested in watching your face throughout the video. If you visit a historical place, try to capture the historical building in your background by properly using the rule of thirds.
Most of the latest smartphone cameras have a grid that looks like tic-tac-toe. You can use this feature that keeps you in focus and make the background slightly blurry.
7. Use Software for Editing
Use your laptop or PC to get the high-quality results. If you edit videos on your smartphone, you can’t get the desired results.
Simply install any video editing software on your mobile and start editing your videos like a pro.
8. Upload and Promotion
The last but not least thing is uploading and promotion. Now, your video is ready to upload, you need to choose the best setting on YouTube to publish your video.
Here are some important things to consider while uploading your video:
- Always use a catchy title to attract more visitors to your video.
- Use a professionally designed thumbnail.
- Use a short video description using your focus keywords
- Make your video publish and click publish
Now, you have published the video, the next part of the promotion. You need to promote your video on different social networks to attract visitors.
Grow the community around you by creating groups on social media platforms. Share your video with the community around you whenever you publish a new video.