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HOW to VLOG with an IPHONE & EDIT in LumaFusion!

teacher avatar Kudzi Chikohora, Airline pilot | Blogger | YouTuber

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Lessons in This Class

7 Lessons (19m)
    • 1. IPhone Vlog Introduction

    • 2. Recording your first clip

    • 3. Refining the sound

    • 4. Isolating the subject

    • 5. Lighting

    • 6. LumaFusion Quick Start Tutorial

    • 7. Conclusion

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About This Class

I share how to vlog on a budget using your smartphone and edit in LumaFusion. I share from my experience of how to start a YouTube channel on a budget. I was keen to try and use what I had readily available (everyone has smartphone) and avoid spending a fortune on vlogging gear!

I will cover

  • Recording your first video

I have and use the iPhone 11 pro, but use what you have!

  • Refining the sound

I show how to improve the iPhone Vlogging setup, by making use of a mic.

  • Isolating your subject

I share vlogging tips, on how to get the most out of your camera.

  • Intro to lighting

Lighting can be quite a challenge with all the conflicting information around. I try to keep it simple and share things that improved my vlogging - without a big budget.

  • Quick start and edit it LumaFusion

I do a quick start LumaFusion tutorial.

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Kudzi Chikohora

Airline pilot | Blogger | YouTuber


Hello, I'm Kudzi! I am an airline pilot (flying the B737 in Eurorpe) and previously worked in engineering. I made the jump to the airlines a few years ago so, wanted to share some of the lessons and strategies that helped me along the way! Outside of work I also have a vlog on YouTube and try to post regularly on my blog

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1. IPhone Vlog Introduction: everybody thank you for tuning in. Today. I'm reading a lesson on how to float with just your iPhone. I've got the iPhone seven pro, but as long as you've got one of the recent once with the four K capability, which will ultimately after, you'll be completely fine. For those of you who are wondering who I am, then, well, I'm an airline pilot and, unfortunately, due to the covert 19 crisis, guys like me and not a lot to do. So I don't want to just sit around at home doing nothing. I wanted to do something with my type, and I heard up second on YouTube Channel and also doing lessons on Skill Ship. Now I didn't want to go and spend a ton of money on equipment than I did not use or wasn't even going to use. I was keen to try and do it on a budget. The whole point of today's lesson is trying. Share some of those lessons with you on how to actually log basically to reasonable quality on a budget with using just what you have. So in this lesson will look at equipment for then look at basic sheeting will then move on to how to refine your sound to make it sound a little bit better. Well, then, look at isolating yourself, finishing off shooting with the lighting ideas. And then finally, we will look at how to edit your videos in loom infusion before then, giving you the exporting options. 2. Recording your first clip: If you're wondering, then why I'm shooting in my kitchen? Well, it was just to emphasize for the purpose of this lesson that you don't need to go out and get studio and spent loads of money on stuff. Just use what you've got. It works perfectly fine. One of the little mistakes that I'd like to point out which I've just done the straight way is think about your background. I'm shooting against a black background, which isn't great against my skin tone in terms of you being able to see me clearly. So please, just bear with me first lesson. You'll need your phone, and you also need a tripod. If you don't have a tripod, don't worry about it. Just balance your phone on some cereal boxes. That's exactly how I did when I shot my first couple of YouTube videos. Really helpful things that you get when you get your tripod is to get phone. Don't spend a fortune. I got mine for about £15 or less than $20. Something like that for the settings and some of the things that you need to bear in mind if you've got a four K setting great. Go ahead and use that. You don't have to go, but that just gives you the highest quality. And then there's a setting in your camera on the iPhone. Also, that allows you to adjust the number of frames per second. Ideally, cinematic film is normally shot at 24 or is output it at 24 frames per second, or as close as you can get to that on your phone there. First exercise, and that we're going to do is to go into your phone and shoot a 12th clip in landscape format because that looks a lot better and just record whatever you like records. This is my first clip. So this is the first clip off how it looks like on my iPhone. So from here, we're gonna do a couple of things to refine take. So it looks and sounds a bit like how I actually started off the video 3. Refining the sound: So this is now my first shot using just my iPhone using the settings that I gave you. So from here, we're gonna do a couple of things to refine the picture and the sound to get it to kind of the level where I started off the lesson on Onda walk you step by step. So the first thing that we can do immediately to improve the sound is to get an external mike. I got a cheap and cheerful road. Mike, check it out. I've got all this back and description listed out again to try not to spend too much. The whole goal about this has tried to do this on a budget. So with my road, Mike then got the cable and then an adapter to go into the big city Lightning port. My iPhone. So this is me shooting now on the iPhone without the mic plugged in me shooting now on the iPhone with the mic. So guess what, Your next excises. It's to make a 12th clip with the mic plugged in. So this is my 12th clip with the mic plugged in 4. Isolating the subject: So the next body exercises basically going to be Just isolate the subject. And for the purpose of this exercise, I'm just gonna be using my SLR. And I'm just going to show how we can isolate the subject of DSLR using some of the upside of freely available or relatively available at low cost from the APP store. So their number off maps available. But the one that I really like is called the moment up. Now you can shop around, have a look at yours. But for this exercise, if you guys could get the moment up and then we'll do the excise together. So if you open up your moment up and just kind of follow me through, I'll talk you through some of the features. So just from the start, this is not supposed to be an all in photography lessen. The whole idea is just just get a beginner who's maybe not too confident or comfortable going, and then as you learn and progressive, kind of figure it out and figure out what works best for you and what you're trying to achieve. So with the moment up, open them. The first thing that you can control is the shutter speed. It's currently set up 1/48 will keep it there. Because, remember, I said, most cinematic video is out. Put it at 24 frames per second. We want to double that. So 48 is exactly perfect, which is what we need. So the next one is the eso and the I. So, in a nutshell, without being too complicated, controls the sensitivity off the light meter on the amount of light that's going into their phone. If you have it on a really know setting, it's not very sensitive, Which is great when you've got a lot of lights. If you have it on a superhighway setting like three thousands or 6000 which is what you'd use at night. Then again, that helps you get more like in. But what it does is it just starts to tarnish the image a little bit because it starts to play a grainy as we start to get to the edge. But try and shoot a slow as eso as possible. The first thing I forgot to mention actually is if you pick up the presets on moment up and just put cinematic video that will give you like a baseline off kind of things that you can work with. So we spoken about the shutter speed 1/48 will keep us 0 50 And then, well, then look at the exposure compensation, which is this TV button? Now, As you play around with it, you can see this is a great thing of the up. You can see what it does to the picture. So if you wanted Teoh, you know, brighten it up a little bit, you could go to maybe plus one or something like that. But then the phone will start to tell you that you're actually getting it over exposed in these areas. Please do something about it. And equally, if you wanted to duck in the frame slightly, then hey again. That gives you that option to do that. We'll just keep that neutral for us. But the big one for us. So for this exercise, and what we're trying to achieve is to isolate the subject now on this APP allows you to tinker with the focus on here. Unfortunately, just have to be using the rearward facing camera rather than your front facing cameras. It doesn't allow you to tweet the focus on your front facing camera, but nonetheless, you can play around with that and see what it does to the Blur. And that basically, in effect, allows you to control the focus to suit. Your requirement is on this. So if I put my hand on, then you can see how my at my hand is isolated to the camera in the background. And then, as I play around with the focus, you can see how again. It then can switch, drop and change between what's highlighted and what and focus the green basically means. That's the object and focus. So again it allows you to see exactly what you're focusing on and what you're playing with on there. So you can guess what the next part of the exercise is. It's going to be to shoot a 12th clip with yourself isolated as a main object in focus 5. Lighting: So the final aspect that we're going to talk about now is lighting. So I won't bear too much on this because you can really kind of over complicated. I think I think the simple things that I tried to bear in mind is a try and have the light . If I've got any light coming roughly from the front of my face a big no, no, or things that tend to not to work too well, if the light is behind you like you've got a window or something like that, as I have in this case now, the other thing that worked really well for me, which I found quite helpful to get one of these lights from Amazon. I think I paid, like, £15 or something like that for it. It's a description of the bottom. You can pick which of one you like. I'm not endorsed by anybody. I'm not trying to sell you anything, but basically you could just places around you just to decide and kind of play around with the light to see what kind of works best. So I'm just hoping out now, but you can see that's what front, like will kind of give me if I want to, just like beside my face, that's what aside, like, kind of give me and then, you know from again just trying to highlight different areas, perhaps my hair or whatever. And I think I finally is absolutely brilliant, absolutely great, because you can come and move them around, and the fixture allows you to kind of mount it on the adaptive piece. That again you can get these are numbers on pretty cheap and quite easily with the tripod and just play around with that. So the final part of the exercise, then, is now for you guys to produce a 12th clip using all the things that I've shared with you today. The 1st 1 is obviously gonna be landscape with your iPhone when the 50 or 60 frames per second in the highest quality that you can get your mike involved to improve the sound quality, and the next one is isolate yourself from the back, and then finally, if you have got lights, just play around with the light and see what you can get from it. 6. LumaFusion Quick Start Tutorial: I'll give an example in Luna Fusion. And again, this is not supposed to be a full on tutorial offline fusion. It's just to give you the basics of how to get stuff in, how to cut it up, how to put tower titles on it and then outed, then exported just the bare bones that if you wanted to maybe do on online lesson or you wanted to do a vlog as you out and about, and you just wanted to add some information at the bottom of it just to help you go from there. Keep a look out on this lesson there because as time progresses, I'll be adding a little bit more to limit fusion tutorial just to kind of give you guys a few more options on what you can play around with confusion Then. So the first thing that happens when we open Luna Fusion is were greeted by essentially, what is a blank screen? Okay, so the first abstracted project, and before I go anywhere in looming fusion, one of the great things that it has is this help button. If you hold it down like that, it just shows you what any of the buttons mean? So for any point, you're slightly lost wondering what does this do? Or how do I do this or what you forget? Like I did a lot just hold down their help, then gives you straight way What all the buttons. Duke. So the first thing for us is to create a project so we'll just call this project Limit fusion at it. I'm not going to go through what all the features are. Just point out some of the program once just to get us go. The whole point of this tutorial is not to be an all encompassing lesson. It's just to give you guys the opportunity just to get going so the important ones is kicking off in 16 by 19 landscape that works. Find first. But let's say you wanted Teoh Edit video for Instagram Story or something like that. 9 16 vertical woodwork. Quite well, its case and not just opening the project straight up. So yeah, the standard layup for loom effusion there on the left over here, that's basically the place up. We can go to you to bring stuff in to Luna Fusion and to add items the best way to get to grips with this is basically just have just trying to make loads of mistakes and get lost, and it will soon start to come up. So in here you can decide where you want to bring the various items in from what it is that you'd like to to bring all the main part of the screen here. This is where the video was played back then that the bottom is our timeline. So for this excitement, we're going to go ahead and import what we had created previously. So in the Lumen Fusion tutorial and the great thing of confusion is, if you're not sure what stuff is, you can actually click on it just to see what it is. So I'm here this myself now with my you're talking about the mic. And this was my first video recording on the actual iPhone. So this is now my first shot. So that's called So to bring in, literally, just drug it. And so and then we'll bring the 2nd 1 in as well. So once you've got it all in here, the great thing off his menus, you can adjust the volume as you go along. And depending on what you've got on your timeline in what layers, you can either turn able to see layers or actually turn the sound off. If you've got multiple layers on their across the bottom again, this number of other options just reminding you the question Mark, if you ever unsure, you can go from there. So the way out on the street oil, then I will just go through the process of how I would edit of the deal, and then we'll just go from there. Now, explain the features as I go along. The first thing that I do in lieu infusion, then, is to correct the picture on the balance off it. So if you double click on the timeline, it then takes you into what all these effects are. So this is basically the original picture as it is, and then it gives you a number off options that you can do basically to cover corrected on there, the one that I like for me is warm up on bond. Once I've selected warm up. If you click this little button here, you can actually save it as a favorite. So you don't always have to go back and find it, so we'll call this tutorial favorite, and then they will get it at it onto onto onto that. So going back then into the shop next, one that we want to do. And again, the great thing of confusion. This rather going across the time line at the bottom is you can just instantly identify what you want to do straight over at the top of that. So we click on the portion of the timeline and then to make the color correction the tutorial favorite, which we just created. We can just click it straightaway, and that's done on there, so that would be the first step. So the next point that will do now is to then trim the video to get rid of all the debits that I'm not interested in. So if I just play that back, it's my first look. This is now actually get going. So I picked the point where I want to turn from, and there's two ways you can do this. You can have a drag drag it back onto onto their like that, and that's fine. That will do it or if you prefer, and you're getting rid of it permanently, and you can just cut that at that point there. And the cut, too, by the way, is the scissors. And then to delete it is the bin, and that's that's a gun. So the next thing that I would normally do now this is no. I don't like to edit the timeline as I go along rather than do all of it and come back. So the first thing that need then is a title. So how do we get a title in limit fusion then? Well, if you go to the top and then we look at titles just on there that gives you the standard titles on their or another way is if you click on this plus button here, it gives other options as well, so we want a main title. So let's click on Main title and immediately gives us a blank text. Now it's put this ahead off whether video starts, but it's easy enough force to move it. We can just pick it up and lift it to start in parallel, so it starts with with me as I played. So now we've got our Tatchell we need to edit the title says it did before. Straight double click on the timeline, and the first thing that I would normally do on here is typing the text on do whatever changes that I want to make to the text. So for this title, we'll just call it Shoot for one on that and then except that. So if you want to edit text when I click on the patrol run, it gives up a number of preset options at the at the top there, and that's why you can go ahead and collectors. But what I do quite like on the confusion is you just as you open there the text menu. There's a number of for many, many different things that you want that we can play with so we can play around with the pasty. We can change the front, and I'll just pick typewriter form and all the normal sort of word processing type options you can typically find at shadows and do whatever you want on their on bats. Pretty cool. Now, the other thing that I also like to do is move the front of the text around on the paint on this, just a case of picking up and dragging it just so it's not my face. I put it there at the bottom as tutorial one, and to come out of it, simply go back out asses. We've done there so long, we'll play the video on Ditzel going along nicely. So some of the other things that normally try and do is I'll try and get rid of my arms and on board reporters. So here, one that's just coming up now. And I picked up a point over there, and then I simply just cut it and then moving on to when the audio starts and then cutting it off at that point on on there. Now we can get rid of the bit that we don't want, which is the I've just highlighted. And then there we go. What's wrong? This one of things I would like to point out is, let's if you're moving from two completely different scenes and you wanted to put a transition, you can just click on that and then select transition, and then it just makes the transition a little bit more sensible. So if I play the clip back now on by walking step by step. So the first thing that we can do meat, it just gives it every nice sound nice, a smooth movement in how it goes through. You can also added the size of the transition. So if you want it to happen to be quicker and also that's that's the first thing that we could do immediately to. So I would say they have this sort of the main options there is to get the title in and to get words in. Also, you can just pull them in as you as you wish. Or if you want to annotate things again, you condone pull text timeline in and then just double click on it and then start to mess around with kind of other things that you wanted to. I go from there. So let's say now we're happy with how the video is done. We've made our cuts remain as its we've added texts, which is basically all the main things that would that would do. We then get to the end, and we're thinking right, we're happy with the video our is Let's go ahead and start to export it now. So if I just get rid of the end Soto actually exported then is if you pick up this icon here and then you can export it as a movie. And for us, it's purely just to put in our files or just put into my photos for the simplistic. But it gives you a number of options you got next on Dr. You can put it in there before the photos are selected for the resolution. You just select what you want. I'm gonna be a loading it for skill sharing. Rest. I don't want memory to be too much because we're limited by how much we can upload to skill share. But if you're doing it for Kevin here, for example, you can select it on there. And a nice thing off Luna fusion is it gives you an estimate off how much space is needed and how much time it's going to take as well. Scott, I just make sure we're happy with all of these, and then it's just a case than off exporting the movie to what we need. So that was basically just a really quick new infusion. Get going tutorial there's a lot more that you can do with the program, and if you just keep it on the lesson, I'll be adding to it as I go along with some of the more advanced features like may or may not need. 7. Conclusion: Well, there we are then. Thank you so much for Chilean and watching the video. Don't forget to upload your projects and police start a discussion or anything. You're not sure or anything you don't understand or anything. You'd like a little bit more information. Often I'll do my best to try and answer your questions. Have a good day.