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How to Film Great Art Videos with your Phone!

Myrto Gkizli, Myrto's Art Corner

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9 Lessons (13m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Materials (what you'll need)

    • 3. Getting the Right Angle

    • 4. Lock Focus on your Art

    • 5. Avoid Flickering

    • 6. Get the Best Resolution and Quality Possible

    • 7. Edit for Better Presentation

    • 8. Project

    • 9. Conclusion

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About This Class

Filming great art videos is not an easy task! In this class you'll learn how to get from dark, blurry and boring videos to bright, detailed and vivid ones!

It's a shame to create beautiful paintings and drawings but not being able to share the process with your audience. You don't need any expertise or previous knowledge to follow along this class, you just need a phone and your art! Each step can be done seperately and is independent from the rest too, so you don't even have to do eveyrthing at once!

At the end of this class, you'll be able to create the videos you've always dreamt of! You'll be able to do justice to your art and share the process in a way that will make you proud!


1. Introduction: hi, everyone, and welcome to the skew shirt class. I am guessing you are here because you watched art videos from popular, successful artists, and their videos are always bright. You can see every single detail, and they had some. How is never in the way when you try to kill your own art, though somehow your hundreds in the way your head is in the way everything is back and there is no detail to be seen. At least that's how I felt when I started out. I started my YouTube channel at the start of 2019 and during the first few months I was always researching, experimenting, trying new things and finally found out how we improve the quality of my art videos and make the bright, high quality and detailed. Now I've got all this information just once. You sure class for you, watching improve your own videos. Muto and my go with this class is for you to leave and know that you can finally feel your art and shared with the world without feeling bad about the quality of the video. Let's get started 2. Materials (what you'll need): But what exactly will you need in order to create those beautiful videos of your art? First and foremost, you will need your phone. The whole point of this class is to make this process as easy to follow as possible for everyone. So you have a camera, obviously used that, but it is not necessary. Any smartphone of this age, whether it be in enjoyed or an iPhone. We'll do a very good job at feeling your act, so use that instead. If you don't have a camp, then you need something to hold your phone in place where you work so that it is steady and focused on your artwork again. In order to keep the budget low, I've been using one of those overhead arms that get attached to the side of the desk. If you already have a tripod or something similar to use off course, do that. But if you have to go out and buy something new, this is a very inexpensive choice that does the work perfect, and it only costs about 15 to $20 to get one. It's not that expensive. In addition to all of that, obviously lead good lighting in order to have a good result on your videos. But if you already have lighting good enough for you to work on your artwork, it should be good enough for video as well. I will show you what I'm using, but it is not necessary to get something similar. Any desk lamp with a light bulbs will work, or even the daylight coming through your window will work. If it is enough for you to work on your artwork, don't go out and buy expensive things. If you don't need them just yet. The next thing you mean, even though it's free, it's a very essential step in orderto make your bilious even better. I think it's quickness, say, actually, in order to create very good videos, I don't know about yours. But at least in my phone, the default camera up the phone was using didn't have certain settings that are fighting to create good art videos. For that reason, I downloaded and up to make these settings available to me. What I have been using this cold open camera is an android app. It's free and it does all the things I needed to do. But if you have a different one on your phone or you have an iPhone. I'm sure there are plenty of ups out there to use whether it before free or paid version. Lastly, no necessary but very good health isn't editing software again. It can be a free one on your phone. It could be a free one on your desktop or a paid version of it. That's up to you to decide whether you want to spend the extra money or not. But it is good to be ableto edit your videos for better quality and presentation. I will get into more detail on that and, of course, everything else right away. 3. Getting the Right Angle: before you start feeling anything, you need to make sure that your camera has the right. I know whether you're drawing on a desk or your painting on an easel. There are certain things that you need to keep in mind. In both situations. First and foremost, you need to pay attention to the life you're using. If you have one lap, make sure this directly in the center. If you're using, too, make sure there is one in each side so that the light is diffused. You don't have dark corners or very light spots of your art when you're working. Then you need to make sure that your hands and your head is out of the way for your hands. If you're filming from the side, make sure you put the camera on the opposite side of your dominant hand. They want using to drop or paint so that it doesn't get in between the painting and the camera for the head. The closer your camera east to your painting or you're drawing. The easier it is for you to move around without getting your head in the way. Make sure you check all these things before you start feeling. If it's possible for you, make sure you keep some of the sound things within the video. It is interesting for the viewer to see your politics, pains your pencils and see where your hand goes when it is not directly on top of the drawing or painting. Lastly, something to consider, especially if your videos are a little bit long. It is good to change the angles of the camera during the video to keep the you're interested. Don't overdo it, especially on shorter videos, but it is a good practice for longer videos. If you're wanting, understanding is all, it is much harder to catch a good angle of your painting without everything getting in the way. It is very possible, though I will show you exactly how I do it. It is a little bit messy, but it works very well. Just make sure that the distortion is not too much, and if you're forced to include the background, at least make it look good. Now, if you're using a desk to create your heart, it is so much easier to keep your phone on top of your artwork. Perfect airline with the artwork and not have destruction. Just make sure to check the orientation of your comment before you're stuck to me because, at least for me, it stops pretty easily from landscape deported mode, and it may mess the whole situation. One last tip I have for you on the subject is to check your desk and make sure it is absolutely steady because every little touch can cause a tremble, which is very visible in the comer. It is not steady enough. Make sure to use a different desk or something else without your phone toe to minimize that the service. 4. Lock Focus on your Art: a very common problem when you make art is the constant change of focus from the artwork toe hand because it gets in the way you can see here an example of a video that was filled in that way. The focus kept changing from the artwork toe the hand, and now you can see a different video where the focus stays on the artwork and doesn't get on the hand ever. Is the quality so much different between those two videos? As I said at the start, my phone by default didn't have the option to lock the focus on a certain object. And that's one of the main reasons why I downloaded the app to help me with that. Now I can look the focus of the common are all my artwork before I even start working. And I know that whether I passed my hand at the front or no, the focus won't automatically change. The automatic focus can be useful in a lot of situations, but that is not one of them. It is very distracting for the viewer to watch the artwork go blurry every time your hand gets in the way and it is very often, especially on time lapses. Whether you have this option by default on your phone or you have to download an app for that the same way I did do it, it's so easy to fix and it makes such a huge difference in the quality of the video. 5. Avoid Flickering: similarly to focus. The same thing can happen with exposure every time your hand gets in the way, you can see in this video how the lights into the flicker every time have gets in the way and how distracting that could be for the viewer. But you can also seeing this video after we fix that, how easy it is to watch the whole process without getting distracted from the life. Honestly, I watched videos very popular artists who have this issue with exposed, and it's a shame because it's equally easy to fix again. This will probably not be available to you by default on your phone, but it is very easy to do. If you download an app for your camera, make sure you look the exposure before you start working on your artwork and then whether your hand gets all the way or not, The exposure will not change at all. If you ask me, this could make or break your video, and it is a huge difference with such a simple fix 6. Get the Best Resolution and Quality Possible: After doing all of these off course, you need to make sure you get the best resolution and quality possible for your video. The first simple step in order to do that is to check the settings of your phone and make sure that the highest resolution possible is Children. It is not always by default, so don't forget to check before you start feeling. If you making a time lapse video of your art, which is usually the case. There is a choice to be in your art in real time and then speed up or filled directly in time. Apps. Now jack your settings again because some forms and some APs will change. The resolution will drop it if the video is directly faint in time lapse. In that case, if it is available to you, you might want to consider filming normally and then spilling the video. Also, the quality is much better if you don't zoom in with your phone. If you can avoid zooming and have your phone close to the artwork instead, it is the best choice you have. The quality of the video is so much better if you don't know, but also If you do, zoom in every single movement and tremble suddenly becomes huge, so if you can avoid it, avoid it. If you don't need to zoom in for a certain point in your video, that's okay. But try to avoid it as much as possible in order for the resolution in the quarters of your video to be good throughout your whole process. Lastly, I will remind you that good lighting equals good quality. So the more light you could have on your artwork, the better it is for you to work on it and for the camera to catch every single detail. 7. Edit for Better Presentation: it is good heredity or videos for better presentation. I said it's optional, but I highly recommend you take the time to edit videos because they will look so much better. If you do, let's I will not get into too much detail about it, because depending on the app or the program you choose to use, the process will be very different for each one of you. You have to do some extra research in order to learn to use the program or the apple of your choice. But I will tell you what did you mind while anything, no matter the program or the appear years? First of all, you probably need to speed up the video under to suit your needs. Depending on where you want to pause and what you want to say, Jane, the video. You will adjust situation of the video, according then. You probably want to cut out the boring parts in the way. You don't have to stop the camera Every time you stand up to get a cup of coffee. You just can edit those parts out afterwards, saying, When you're looking for a brash or you core paint, it's a little bit boarding for the viewer to stand there and watch the artwork. While nothing is happening where you're doing something different, so the other part is your chance to cut those parts out. If your video still looks dull, boring and dark, you can play around with contrast, brightness and enhancement of the video to make it look even better. Just make sure the artwork looks exactly like it does your life. Lastly, you can have text images and anything else you need to make your point and make your video more interesting for the viewer to watch the same way I need in this presentation. 8. Project: Now it's time for you to take action. I would like you to feel mint share a short video of your old art. Maybe even before and after you took this class. If you improved on the things we talked about, This is a great opportunity for you to practice everything you've learned in this class. See if you have any questions that you want to ask me And, of course, share your beautiful art with the rest of us. I can't wait to see what you've created, your art, your videos and see how much you have improved through this class. 9. Conclusion: And that's all I had to say. Let me know if you have any questions, and I will answer each and every one of them. Remember to share your video with the rest of us to watch and see how much you have improved because of this class, but also admire your beautiful part if you need to. At the beginning, you can keep a checklist of all the steps you need to take in order to improve your videos . But I promised after a while it will become second nature to you. Always remember to have fun while creating and do the best you can with what you have. At the moment, there is no need to spend a fortune off something that you don't know if it will work. No. And that's exactly why I made this class. This way you can use your phone and burning expensive things in order to create very beautiful videos. If you'd like to keep it actually meet their links to my social media, my profile, make sure to check them out. You can find me on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter everywhere. Just make sure you say hi and say that you found me for skill share. I hope to see you there. Hope so you on the next class. Until then, happy creating.