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Mobile Videography - Master Class in Family Film making

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Lessons in This Class

    • 1.

      About the family film making course


    • 2.

      Becoming the Family Story Teller


    • 3.

      Mobile Video - Change your Mindset


    • 4.

      Video Clip vs Video Story


    • 5.

      Video editing exercise & 9 rule introduction


    • 6.

      Rule 1 - Less is more


    • 7.

      Rule 2 - Tell me a story


    • 8.

      Rules 3 - Your holding it wrong


    • 9.

      Rule 4 - To Zoom?


    • 10.

      Rule 5 - I can't hear you


    • 11.

      Rule 6 - Follow the light


    • 12.

      Rule 7 - Hold it still


    • 13.

      Rule 8 - Copyright and consent


    • 14.

      Rules 9 - Keep it clean


    • 15.

      How to edit video on IOS


    • 16.

      How to edit video on Android


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About This Class

Enrol in our Family Film Stories course and you’ll learn how to shoot and edit better movies with your iPhone or Android and create video stories.  You'll learn when to shoot and when not to shoot, how to tell a story and how to edit video on your Android or Apple devices. You can download the workbook for this course by clicking here

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Luke Brown

I'm a family film making expert



G'day, I'm Luke.

I’m Luke and I’m the founder of Our Family Film School.  I’ve worked in the video production industry for over 15 years and I’ve produced 100’s of hours of video. 

But do you know what videos I like the most?  The videos I’ve created with my family.

I created Our Family Film School because I want to share my knowledge with you, so you too can create amazing video stories of your family. To cherish and share forever. I really believe that the time we spend with our kids as they grow up is so precious… and you need to capture these moments so you can relive it later. For both you and your kids.


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1. About the family film making course: Hi, I'm Luke, and I'm the founder of our family film school. There's nothing more important to us than our family as parents. The time we spend together without kids on the memories we create as they grow up so precious. I created our family film school because I wanted to teach parents how to transform these memories into meaningful, high quality video stories for them to share and relive in years to come. These days, we all have the ability to capture and record these memories without a lot of us. Try our best to do that. But for most of us, our families, precious video memories look a lot like this. A collection of random photos and video falls with no structure that grows and grows every year in the My Family Videos story course, I'll teach you how to capture these special family memories on your fire and to edit them into amazing video stories. I'll teach you when to film and when not to film, how to create events to catch a great footage and had a back up your videos online and share them safely with your family friends courses designed to be fun. It's video based, not overly techie and suitable for both Apple and Android devices. It includes step by step guides on how to do everything from filming the school concept to creating holiday highlights, videos and loads and loads of fun activities for the kids fluctuating a wildlife documentary, holiday video diaries and even a mini film where your kids and their friends are the stars . I really want this course to change the way you use video to capture and record your families memories. I want to teach you to take control of your family's digital media and crafted into meaningful stories. So in 10 years time, when your kids are teenagers, you can sit down with them and relieve the amazing videos that you created with them when they were cute. Little totals, family video stories. Schools will help you preserve your family's precious memories, because if you don't preserve your family story, who will 2. Becoming the Family Story Teller: as a family, we get so much joy and laughter looking back at the videos we created when our kids were younger. These memories are so precious, and if you don't capture a preserve them, they'll disappear. In the digital world that we live in, I see my job as apparent as being the custodian of my family's digital memories, so that in the future I can look back and remember the good times. And I think this is the attitude that you need to develop. You've got to see yourself as the family storyteller, and you've got to take ownership of your family's digital memories because if you don't take ownership for them, who will now? When I was growing up in the early eighties, my grandfather, Frank, went to so much effort to capture our family Christmases together. Yes, that's me, the little Ginger one running around now. Frank worked for a local hardware store, didn't have a lot of money, but each year had spent some of his hide and Christmas bonus to hire a high a video camera to film the family Christmas that years ago, making a home video like this was a big deal I mean, the quality is not amazing, but that was the technology of the time. And it's not like he had an iPhone seven. Or you could just film everything and kind of together like we're gonna do here now. These videos are so valuable to us because it gives us a window back in time to what life was like when we were growing up his kids in the eighties. It also helps us remember the pets and family that are no longer with us. So don't underestimate the power of what you're doing here. I wonder if Frank thought the cute little videos he was creating at these kids 30 years ago would still be watched today and by the next generation. 3. Mobile Video - Change your Mindset: in this module, and I hope the entire course I'm gonna change your mindset about what you can do with your mobile, because these little devices here are more than good enough to capture and preserve your family's story in high definition. In fact, you have no excuse for not making amazing family videos. As for the first time in history, you can shoot, edit, broadcast and playback videos on the one device. Oh, and it just happens to fit in your pocket as well. Now people always ask me, Look, your bit of a video. Gerber is the video that my mobile shoot Good enough. And always tell them, yes, if you had a mobile that was made in the last few years, it's more than good enough to record your family's heart. Movies and finds are only getting better and better. The iPhone seven plus is a great example of these. Sure, the quality may not be as good as a digital camera yet, but the fact that you can edit and shoot on one device is an absolute game changer and more than makes up for this just out of interest, though, let's take a quick look here at a side by side comparison of 40 shot on a $6000 Sony any xfx 100 a Samsung Galaxy s six and an Apple iPhone seven plus my way. So, as you can see, the video showed on the mobile devices stacks up really well when you compare it to the expensive video camera. And as I said, my balls are only gonna get better and better. The iPhone seven plus is a great example of this. This little baby has two lenses, one for wide and one for close ups and confirm slow motion and timelines riding the camera app. In fact, I used to be an android man, but after this came out, I made the change to the Apple iPhone seven. Now there's a rule often used in photography and applies the video to. And that is the best camera is the camera you have with you. And that's because getting the best shot or capturing the best video isn't always about the quality of the camera. It's about being in the moment on being in the right place at the right time. Ah, Mobile really allows you to do this as you usually always have this device with you, and this is especially the case when it comes to capturing those everyday moments of your Children. Whether it's at the shopping center, the cafe or the park, you have a device in your pocket that you can pull out and start filming within a couple of seconds and capture those precious memories. 4. Video Clip vs Video Story: Now, if you're like most people, I know this is probably what you're doing with video on your mobile device. Little Johnny's doing something cute. Quick, grab the phone and start filming. You might uploaded to Facebook, but generally it'll stain your gallery until you stumble across it again. Now this is a video clip. It's like a photo. It's just one clip without a context, where a video story is a combination off one or more video clips or photos with a common theme or context. In this course, I'm gonna teach you how to create better quality video clips. But when mainly gonna focus on how to create amazing video stories. And that's because video is all about storytelling and to tell a story usually need more than two or three video clips or photos together. What does the gallery on your mobile device look like? Is it a dog's breakfast of photos and video clips for most people, that video galleries like the Bermuda Triangle, hundreds of photos and hundreds of videos of the multiple years and devices, And it just keeps on getting worse and worse every year. It's an absolute mess. Minds a little like that, too, Except I have a folder on album in mind where I put all of the video stories I've made out of the media in my gallery. And that's because a bunch of random photo and video falls on your phone, a hard to watch and they just a messy way to store your family's precious memories. But if you invest a little time and craft them into stories, the last forever, it's just much easier toe watch and share. And that's because you press play on one video and you watch 20 video clips and photos rather than having to navigate through hundreds of unsorted videos and photos in a messy, unexciting folder. So we need to change your mind set here. We need to look at these media assets as part of a story that we need to tell otherwise they'll just be lost forever. In a base of digital media files 5. Video editing exercise & 9 rule introduction: Okay, So grab your phone and open of your gallery. Now find exercise one in your workbook. And while you're getting this organized, he's 20 seconds of a cute puppy and baby video. But I love that video. Anyway, I'd like you to spend a few minutes browsing your gallery. Look at all of the content you have in there and in your workbook, write down three stories you could create. By combining this content together into a story, it could be about a particular holiday time period or even person. When I look at mine, I see that I've got some great content here from a troop that we did to Green Valley, Australia's best homemade theme park. So for me, it would be easy. I'd be making a highlights video off our families trip to Green Valley. I'd really like you to have a good look through the gallery and take your time with this as well. Be using these to build at first the video store It just remember that you're going to need a few different video clips and photos to create a video store. It at least four or five photos or clips. Remember if you don't have the content, you can't tell the story. So hit the pause button on this video now and then hit. Play again. When you've written down three potential storylines in your workbook, How did you go? Did you get all three? If not, it's probably because you don't have enough content on the same subject. If that was the case, you'll need to think a bit laterally and go for a story based on a time period like babies for three months or ah, highlight of your son or daughter's year. The reason I asked you to do this is because the first video we're going to create together is one based on content that you already have on your mobile device. And from my experience, the best way to learn how to shoot good quality video is to learn how to edit some video. That's not so good. I'm not saying that your footage is terrible. I'm just saying that it probably has the potential to get better, and that's why you're doing this course. So before we begin this exercise, have a break and decide on which of your three stories you'd like to create in this exercise and then fill in this sentence in your coursework book. I'm going to create a family video story about it will be made up of the following clips. Then just write down a short description of the video clips and photos you're gonna use in your edit. Great. Now you're ready to create your very first family video story to create a family video story. We're going to use our movie on IOS devices inside the Link Action Director for Android. If you haven't done loaded either of these actions, he pours now and do it, then select which editing tutorial you'd like Toe watch IOS or Android? 6. Rule 1 - Less is more: one. Don't film everything. Film in shots with home movies less is certainly more. You don't be one of those people that press record as soon as they go on their holidays and don't press stop until it's over. So you need to be selective about what you film and what you don't feel. And that's for these three simple reasons. Firstly, the more content that you have, the less likely you are to do anything with it because it's simply hot up. Secondly, the longer your videos are, the less likely you are to watch it and to share it with other people. And thirdly, the Maura you annoy your friends and family when you're filming them in their face all the time, the less likely they'll enjoy you. So you need to choose went to film and when not to feel. A technique that will help with this is to film in shots. That's because when you film in shots, it forces you to think about what you're doing, rather than just being lazy and hitting record on everything. It also means that when it comes to editing your video story, you can combine shots together to make sequences at these sequences. Comptel stories A prime example of this is starting off of wide shots, say, of a location, maybe outside of building before you, then cut to a series of shots inside the building. Doing this helps tell a story by letting your audience know where they are, and it gives them a context. Now, when you're filming a short, you need to consider the following. When you hit record, you need to hold your short for at least six seconds counted in your hit. Doing this will ensure that you have enough footage to edit later. Also, where possible. Film your shots from different angles, as when you cut between forties that shot from the same angle. It can kind of look a little odd. Having different angles will also help your video look more interesting and exciting. And finally, if possible, don't move around too much while you feel me. No one likes shaky video. So just to recap, let's take a look at the difference. 20 via shot in one long short compared to a video created out of a series of shots. Yeah, and their party's feeling said no. And then parties feeling said No, I'm sure you agree with me. A video filmed in a series of shorts look a lot better than a video clip where you just see absolutely everything. And that's because we've cut out the boring bits and film from different angles to make the video more interesting. And that's one of the real reasons we film in shots because we want to create a video that is more interesting than real life now. We all have limited attention spans these days. So when it comes to making family videos, less is certainly more. When you're creating a family video story, you want to try and keep it short and sharp. I'm sure we'd all sit there for hours and watch video of our own kids. But if someone else ask us to watch video of their kids, you'll find that you get bored a little quickly. You'll find they get bored pretty quickly, and I guess that's because interest is in the eye of the beholder. So it suggests here that when creating a video story to share online with friends or family , make it no longer than three minutes. And if you're making a video for your home 15 minutes would probably be about the max. So the key thing here is to think about your audience, which could be your family and friends. Could even be your kids or grandkids in 20 years time. Create videos that it easy and entertaining toe watch not long and boring. Cut out all the dull bits and just focus on the action. 7. Rule 2 - Tell me a story: to tell me a story. As social creatures, we love stories. It's built into a day, and I therefore your video will be much more interesting and much more watchable if you tell a story instead of just cutting together a bunch of random video clips. No, in the previous activity we've already touched on these when we created a video story of the content we already had. But how do you capture video clips that allow you to tell a story? The answer is to film events or creating an event to film. I say this because firstly, it will allow you to have a story to tell. But secondly, it makes the task of capturing and editing a video so much easier. The perfect example of this is, say, birthday party. It only goes for about two hours, and that means that you can focus on the task of capturing good quality video and have a rough plan of what shot you want to get to help you tell your story. Here is a video story I created for my son's second birthday. - Now this video is great and we really love it, but it's great because it's short. It captures the moment, and it tells a story. It was also really easy to create because the kids were having so much fun. Well, I had to do was just find them and point the camera at them and capture the action. But you can literally tell the story of anything. In fact, one of the best family videos I ever created was when I just grabbed the camera and spent half the day filming the kids at home, doing their everyday thing. The reason that this video is so important to us is that we no longer live in that house anymore. On both of these dogs have sadly passed on. Now. This is especially important for my daughter, as she doesn't really remember living in this house. But having this video story helps to see what it was like. And most importantly, it helps her remember how much he loved her puppies. Now, I've probably said this a few times, but I want to change your mindset here about what you feel. Men. Why, if you want to create something special and unique, peak an event or creating event to film because it's really gonna help you tell a story now , believe it or not, you already know how to tell stories. You just haven't fought about it ever since we were Children. We've been taught the classic story structure, and that is the story must have a beginning, a middle and an end. And obviously you can do this by using shots to create sequences. Now, when I'm creating a story, I might have say, a start for a start on a graphic with some text that says maybe the date and where we are, or maybe a wide shot of the location to set the scene. Or I might get my kids to talk directly to camera and set up where they are and what they're doing. The key thing here is just to ensure that you have a clear start. The middle is less structured and contains the action of what's happening in your event. And to be honest, this will make up the majority of the footage in your video story at a birthday party. This could be the kids playing games, having fun and doing activities. With the end, most Hollywood films will finish on a wide shot of the characters riding off into the sunset, and this tells the audience that this story is over. So when you create your family video film, you need to create something similar at a birthday party. This could be a short of the kids leaving the party or finishing off with a short of the child waving at camera or even blowing out the candles and have the other kids seeing them . Happy birthday. But if you can't find the perfect shot, don't worry too much. You can always just fight up the music and fight to black. The key thing to work out here is what story are you telling your video? Could be the 1st 3 months of your Childs life. It could be the trip to the zoo. It could be the birthday party. It doesn't really matter what it is. You just need to have a clear purpose, and having a clear purpose will allow you to capture the photos and videos that allow you to tell that story. 8. Rules 3 - Your holding it wrong: three. You're holding it wrong now. A lot of you are going to be guilty of this. But don't worry. It's an easy thing to fix and can make a massive difference to the quality of videos. Your capture. When you film a video, hold your mobile like this and not like this. Why is this an issue For a start, if you've ever played back footage filmed in portrait mode like this on a TV or computer monitor, it'll look like this, which has black bars on the side. And when you cut it together with other forties that you filmed it look a little out of place. I know that when you're filming on Snapchat or Instagram, you can film like this, But don't do it for family videos that you want to keep an edit into other things and then watch back on a laptop or computer or you'll be forced to watch them back in portrait mode . And this will mean that they'll have the ugly black bars on the side and just want look as good as they could. You've also got to take this into consideration when you're taking photos. Now you can use portrait photos in a video in it, but you'll find that you are have to zoom in a long way, or once again, you'll have the ugly black bars on the side, which doesn't look that great. So please do me a favor. And when you're filming videos, film like this and not like this, it's so depressing for me to go to school concerts and sporting events and seeing parents film in portrait mode, knowing very well that the 42 they capture is not as good as it would be if they simply turn their phone like this. 9. Rule 4 - To Zoom?: four To zoom or to not doom. One of the few downsides to film in your mobile is the mobile phones have wide angle lenses as they're designed to film subjects close to them. Say, for example, a selfie. No, I'm sure this issue will be fixed over time as mobile lenses get better and better. In fact, it already has to a degree with the new iPhone seven plus, which has two lenses are wide angle lens and a two times telephoto lens, which goes a long way to addressing this issue. But if you zoom in a long way, you'll still find that you have lots of issues. And that's because the zoo moral phones use a digital zone and not an optical zoom. That means that the phone is using software to sort of fight zoom in instead of using a normal zoom lens, which is made of glass like you'd have on a digital camera. Now, because your phone is using software to zoom in, that means that it will affect the quality of your video and photos. It'll start to look a little grainy and blurry, as you can see in these examples. Euless. I noticed that the more you zoom, the shakier your video footage will look especially if you're filming handheld. So the rule here is that although it's tempting Desert Ming, it's always better to use your feet and get us close to the subject as you can. That said, sometimes that's easier said than done. If you're trying to film at a school concert or sporting event, you'll fall from fire that you're a long way away from the action, so you will need to zoom in these situations. The best thing that you can really do is trying to rival little early and get us close to the stage or is close to the sideline as you can, and then after that, zoom in a little bit. But that said, it's always a compromise. The more you zoom the poor, the quality of video you will capture If you see receive about zooming. One option is to invest in a telephoto lens that can literally screw on top of your current marble lands. There's quite a few options out there on the market, and they will definitely give you better quality footage, your next school concert or soccer game as I said, There's lots of options out there, but the one that really stands out to me is a new moment. Telephoto lens. It works on both iPhone and Android, its compact, stylish and the bill quality is amazing. As you can see here, it makes a big difference and allows you to get a lot closer to the action. On most phones, the moment telephoto lens will allow you to get twice as close to the action. But on the iPhone seven plus, it will actually lay to get four times closer to the action, and that would make an absolute massive difference at a school concert soccer game. It's a great little lens, but the real drawback is that you need to remember to bring it with you with mine. I find it. Just take it with me when I know I'm gonna use it. Like if I'm filming a school concert or dance recital now, you can get a lot of cheap lenses on a day kind of like this one, which is a mounted telephoto lens. But it does look ridiculous, and I think you'll find that you won't use it for a well. Also, the chief of the lens. The poor of the quality of footage, your capture. So in summary, wanna zoom Use your feet will buy a telephoto lens. But if you have to zoom, just be aware that the more you zoom the poor, the quality of via you'll capture. 10. Rule 5 - I can't hear you: five. I can't hear you. Video was made up of pitches and sound, and both are as important as each other. In fact, one of the best things about video is the ability to record the cute things that your kids site. He can't do that with a photo. But if you've ever had to watch a video that has terrible sound, you'll find that it just makes your brain hurt as viewers, when much more likely to put up with poor quality video than we are to put up with poor quality sound. Now the microphone on your mobile device is similar to the lens in the fact that it's designed to capture sound that is close to the camera. So when it comes to capturing audio for your family videos, it'll sound okay if the subject is close to your camera. But it won't sound so good if they're a long way away and not so loud. So the same rule applies here as it did to filming. You should always try to get as close to the subject or your little star as you can to capture good quality sound and really be able to hear clearly what they're saying. As I said, Audio is just is important as via and that's why I use this. It's the road Mike Video in May, and if you want great quality sound, it's the best $80 you'll ever spend. It's really small, so it just clips onto your mobile device and is easy to carry in your pocket. Road hasn't released the video like me for the iPhone seven yet, So if you have an iPhone seven, you'll need to use the Lightning to 3.5 millimeter headphone adaptor that came with your phone to make it work. Now the best thing about this is that it's a directional mike, which means that it only records what it's pointing at rather than everything else around it. Like your mobile, find out if you've ever filmed a school concert or awards night on your fine. You'll find that you end up hearing people talking next to you rather than what you're pointing a camera. This little baby will fix that and give you much better quality audio. The microphone also comes with a little wind sock, which you can use if you're filming outside in windy conditions. It will protect the marker firm from the wind and means that you won't get that terrible noise in your audio. So do you already into favor and get super close to the subject you're filming or by an external directional microphone like the road video like May. Otherwise, you'll give your audience a headache. 11. Rule 6 - Follow the light: six bowlers a light. When it comes to getting the best quality video, most of it comes down to the light in the environment that you're filming it. Now, don't worry, I'm not gonna tell you to go out here and spend heaps of money crafting your own line Set of tortures, card boards and pipe cleaners. In fact, you don't need lights to capture great quality video. You just need to think about lighting and how it can affect your shots. In general, when you're filming on your marble, you want even natural lot kind of like me here. What you don't want is to many extremes, like bright backgrounds, low lights or lots of shadows and highlights. Your mobile just isn't powerful enough to handle these types of lighting conditions, and the default camera app on your mud ball is automatically set toe order, which means that it changes exposure and focused based on the lighting. Frank, this isn't a terrible thing, but you'll find that it will mean that sometimes your mobile will not film how you want it to. For example, in a backlit situation, we have a strong light behind your subject. You will find that your mobile will focus on the light in the background and the person in the foreground will be really dark. And as I said, this is an ideal. And if you want to have full control over the video, you can switch your camera app to promote and manually set the focus and exposure. Now, obviously, in most cases you're gonna be filming kids running around like crazy. So stuff like this is good in principle, but not always possible. But if you know the effects of light in the environment you're filming in, then at least you can give it some consideration before you press the record button. Now, if you really want to take total control over what your video footage looks like, you should think about getting an app like filming product. In fact, if you have an iPhone moment, who made the telephoto lens that identity before have a great app to? But for now, let's look at filmic pro filmic pro is available in both iPhone and Android and costs about $23. The great thing about this app is that allows you to take complete control over your footage by locking and manually adjusting exposure and focus. No, I know a bit of a pro user, but I absolutely love filmic pro because it could be really useful when you have tough lighting conditions and it can allow you to get some really creative shots. So what steps can you take to ensure that you captured better quality video? Firstly, if you're filming outside, don't film directly into the sun. Always try to have the sun behind you when you're filming, avoid filming people in backlit areas like would say, for example, if they're standing in front of a window or even on a patio where they're dark and the background behind them is very broad. Make sure that you always focus before you start recording, as sometimes it will want to focus on the background. To do this, just press on the part of the screen where you want to focus. For example, on someone's face. Don't film in really dark environments. Your mobile phone just can't handle it. But if you do, make sure you turn on your flashlight. So the key thing is, if it looks good on your phone, it'll look good when you're recording it 12. Rule 7 - Hold it still: seven. Hold it still. Now, as I've said, pull quality audio. It could give you a headache, but you know what else can give you brain pain and even make you feel a little like throwing up shaky footage. Now I'm not arguing that you should use a tripod to film everything, but you should hold on to your phone in a way that enables it to be a still. It's possible you can do this by raising your arm on a table, leaning on a tree or a wall or, at the very least, holding it with two hands. I so often see people filming like this when they should really be filming like this. By holding your device with two hands, it gives you much more control over and allows you to capture footage. That's a lot still up. Another option is to get a mounting bracket like this, which you can pick up for about $20 on their lay dimensional mobile toe, a tripod and therefore captured super smooth footage of, say, a dance recital or school concert. It's a great little device, but you're not gonna use it for everything. Also, as a general rule, it's best not to move the camera around too much while you're filming. Instead, keep the cameras still and let the action and movement happen in the frame. The more movement you have by panning and tilting without stabilization, the shaky of the footage will look so once again do your audience of favor. Don't make them squeamish with shaky footage. Keep your shots simple and keep it still. 13. Rule 8 - Copyright and consent: eight Copyright and Con ST. So it's time to get a little serious and talk about two important subjects. Copyright and consent. Now let's start with copyright. What I mean by copyright is using commercial music, photos, designs and videos that you don't have the rights to use in your productions. For example, using a be on site track as the background music in your home video. My advice here would be. Don't use any copyright protected work like music in your video stories, especially if you're gonna share and publish them online for a stop. Most social media platforms like YouTube and Facebook will block your video immediately, but more importantly, you might find yourself getting in trouble from a copyright owners. Or at least that lawyers. Now, that's it. If you don't publish the work online and you just keep it as part of your home library, there's no way that anyone's ever gonna know. No, I'm not telling you to do this. I'm just saying. But if you want to share your videos online, some video editing Absa like I'm movie we video on Adobe Clip includes some great free stock music that you've been using your reactions. Another great option is to go to a website like ben sound dot com Weaken down like good quality royalty free music video using your family video productions. Okay, so the next serious issue here to discuss is consent. The key thing here is that you must have permission from all parents of the Children featured in your video before you broadcast it on social media, for example, you might think your six year old daughter looks super cute, a dancer, Sottile, and you want to share it with the world. But the parents of the girls standing next to her may not want their six year old daughter broadcast on the Internet. When you're recording videos of Children, you have to be considerate of the wishes of other parents. This is starting to become a serious issue, and in some countries people have even been taken to court. So as a general rule, if you don't have permission, don't broadcast 14. Rules 9 - Keep it clean: nine. Keep it clean and finally, time for one last rule. Clean your lens. If your mobile is like mine, it gets treated pretty rough, gets thrown in my pocket in my bag. It gets food on it, and every time I put it to my ear, it gets covered in hair. So my point here is that the everyday use of your mobile phone is probably making your lens dirty, and the dirty lens will affect the quality of the video you're shooting. So treat your mobile ends like you would treat the lens of a digital camera and get in the habit of just giving it a quick little clean, maybe in with your shirt before you start recording. Well, that's it for my nine rules of mobile video production. If you have a look in your workbook, you'll see that these rules are listed here for future reference. But now it's time to get creative and create some amazing family video stories. 15. How to edit video on IOS: okay, in this tutorial, I'm gonna teach you how to edit on an iPhone with a movie. Open up the app and let's get started. Now I'm movies. Great happened, pretty much alleged to do most of things that you gonna want to on your mobile editing it. It also can sink in with your desktop, so if you have a movie on your desktop, it can sort of work in tandem with that. But other features that are great is that it just makes it really easy to trim and split up videos. It has free music that you couldn't include with it, and it's pre installed on your phone. If not, it's free to download. So let's jump into it and open it up and have a little look at how loads initially So you can see here that you have presented with projects. So these are some of the projects that I've created in the past, but obviously you can click on the button and create a new project. So before we do that, let's just quickly go over some of the limitations that you have when you're editing on mobile and that is that you pretty much limited just having one video track and an audio track. So it's not like editing on a computer where you might have multiple video tracks and multiple audio attraction. You can cut them up and put him over the top of each other so you can have say, for example, have someone talking and then video playing. On top of that, you can't do that on mobile, but in most cases, you're not gonna need to anyway. So let's begin by creating a project. So to do that, I'm gonna click on the plus button, and I'm going to either be presented with creating a trailer, which is like a template. You can have a bit of fun doing those, but majority of the time you're gonna create a new movie. So we click on the new movie button. Sorry, and we click on the new movie button, and that's gonna open up all of the media or the moments on the outer voice. And then it's just a matter of scrolling through those on finding what you like. You don't have to do moments. You can click in the top corner and go here and just go select videos and then that'll little with videos. But moments is good because it's putting things together in particular dates and locations . So that's going to show you all of the videos and all the photos that you can choose from that time. So let's just have a little look here. So this is when we went to the Coliseum in Italy. So let's What I'm gonna do is select some media to bring into my edit. Now, the order that I selected in is the order that it will get dropped down onto the timeline. So it's usually best to start, say, for example, at the start. So we select one here, I'm gonna grab that. Yeah, that north short with family. Yeah, and do you know what that will do for now? So we have five items there, and it's saying that together, all of those items are gonna create one minute, one minute family video story. So it's good. Create movie. What's that? What that has automatically done has brought all of the video clips that I have selected and photos and brought it down onto the timeline. It's put transitions there as well. You don't have to do that. Contend them on and off. But we can see here we have all of the clips. So it straight away looking at this one, I can see that this clip is probably not one that I want to use because next to it, I have this clip, which is better where the kids walk out and have a look at the Coliseum. I hold the camera up when we get a nice view of the inside of the Coliseum. So what I'm gonna do then, isn't click on this clip here, and it's gonna bring up the edit menu so I can split that clip up in the half. Say, for example, anywhere you want to use a little bit of it, I can trim it. But I can also just hit the delete button and that's deleted. Okay, so let's have a look at another one of the editing functions, which is the split function, which is a way to edit really quickly. So rather than scrubbing using the yellow by here and pulling it back, you can just hit the split button. What that's gonna do is to divide the video clip into or cut it lucky would within a pair of scissors. You can then click on that, and he delayed really, really quick y vanity and splitting out video clips. So another thing that we can do that's really quite easy as well is rearranged the order of video clips so you can quick on them when they're on the timeline, pick it up like this and then move it across and adjust its position on the timeline. Now I'm pretty happy with that position, so I'm gonna move back. But it's really very easy to move things around. So now I have the side of my video people walking, tow us, walking towards the Coliseum. It's then going to fade into us inside the Coliseum and the kids walking towards the Coliseum so that that that works quite nicely. So then I have a photo so you can see there, too. It's with that dissolve. It's it's sort of dissolving on the photo and doesn't look very good. So what I can do, quite simply, is just click on that clip and grabbed the little yellow. We don't clip, grab that, really love it and trim on. What I'm doing here is pulling well, sort of making this clip end earlier than it actually does. So I've taken about a second off that click there just by trimming it. So now you can see that when I scrub through a day, it's a nicer cleaner. Dissolve. Now it's going toe wife and the kids looking happy. And now our movie will also put a little bit of movement on your photos for you, which looks really nice. So you can actually do. It's called Kins, but Ken Burns effect. So you can say I want this video. I want this photo to start here and I wanted to finish here. Now that's fine, but I think you know, has a little bit too much head room, and I wanna maybe zoom in a little bit. So it then remembers that. And then with that transition or not with that transition, but with the moving on that image, its adjusted it accordingly. So they were gonna come in here. We have a short of the kids, just little looking around at the Coliseum. They may coming in again of the top, and then we have that there. So that was pretty simple. We might decide that we want to add another image in there. So we're gonna click the add media button, which is in the top corner here. We gonna slate $5 when it's late, we'll actually know what we're gonna get back to Mormons. Oops. I'm gonna have to scroll down back through the list. So that's a nice photo of me and the kids standing in front of the Coliseum that wasn't taken in the same time that was taken prior to us going into the Holocene. But it's a nice shot and sort of sums up the little trip There. Anything is, you know, we're probably wearing different clothes. Are we? I'm not wearing the same clothes, so that works. It was just earlier on in the day, So once again, we're having a transition in there now with the transitions. As I said before, you don't have to have transitions on every for every. You don't have to have dissolves and fights in every transition. Sometimes it's nice to just have a cup. We have the option here to do none. Dissolve, slide a wiper fate, and you can play around with guys. Key thing is, just don't do the same thing every time. Otherwise people would get sick of it. It's always a good idea to mix it up a little bit when you're doing it. It's so now that we've looked at that, let's have a little look at the audio. So at any Stage two, we can play this back and see what it looks like. We just play, but look at me so as you can see this plane quite foreign. But we can come back here and go well, I think that noise at the start there was a little loud. So what I'm gonna do now is click on the audio button, and this brings up the audio volume for that clip. Only I can then drop that down a little bit. So we dropped down to 59% and then we hit play. It's not so loud, and it's not louder than what this beer quick is. So that's always a good idea because sometimes you'll find that you'll have video clips that the audio is just terrible. So, for example, you filming in a lot of wind and you don't have the right bike on, and it's just really windy. It's often a good idea, then just to get the audio in it and rip it away down to zero, especially if you have music that you're gonna put underneath it. And that's what we're gonna do now. So we've got a nice little video short, short. But that's kind of what we want is to show a little time at the Holocene. We're gonna hit on the add button again, but this time we get back from moments and we're gonna go to audio. And this time we're going to say that we want theme music so you can use your own music from that you have on your fine. But our movie also comes with some theme music, which is just free world free music news. That's quite nice, quite simple. So quick use, and that drops that down onto the timeline now. So when we hit play and that's not so, we might say, Yeah, that's good, but I want just wanted a little bit could bring it up to 1 19 Then the music is a little bit more Farkas rather than what's happening. And obviously it will depend on what's happening in your video toe. How lad you want that music today? Now one thing that I movie does, and you just noticed that they it's not a big deal. But what I maybe does is it automatically raises the volume of background music when you have a fighter. So that means that sometimes it can be a bit annoying. If you've got a lot of video and then you got your photo and the music's going up and down , there's no way to get around that in this application. The only thing that you can do and what I've done in the past is make a separate video entirely of photos and then exported as a video clip and then imported as a video clip. So you'll see here. I've done this in a few other incidences family videos that I've created. If I get back to videos I got recently added, Okay, so let's select some photos videos that I might before we put that in. So that has this same so we can see here these air fighters, but I've turned them into video. So what? What the best thing for me to do would be to split them up so I can come in here and I can use this split tool. And that's different to the trim to what at last you to do is just break. The videos are caught them lucky would with a pair of scissors. So if we come through here, we want to cut it just before you don't have to get it exactly right because you can go split and then you can treatment slightly like that until you get it rot. So now we have fighters. I'm just gonna put the audio up. So it had we have photos here that I'm movie thinks videos. So it's not dramatically increasing volume like it is here because that is a photo anyway, not a deal breaker. And, you know, from 90% of the time, I'm sure you'll be fine with just having, you know, letting I movie adjust the audio manually. I'm a perfectionist when it comes to these sort of things sometimes. So that's That's the way I do it. So let's click on this again. So once again, we were currently on the audio cities, so let's click on it and we can click on the Taliban. Yeah, let's look on the delete button again because that's a different location. That's a nice short. So let's let's leave that one in there. That kind of works quite well. Beautiful. Okay, so last thing. But we want to do you know, I movie is jumping here and we want to add some titles. So what we're gonna do now is we can see along the bottom. Here are little options. We're going to click on the title 11 and we're going to just do stand a title. You can play around with this some cool ones. If you click title, that'll bring it up in the middle of the screen. You can do it like the lower thirds sort of option. And I find that tonight because it doesn't take away from the video. So if we click on that, it brings up a little tool to be quick. List is type in, put in 20 70. Don't thus said now that time that thing will fight. In that stop, it will play a with the direction of that clique that it'll fight out. So now we have a video. Now, without a movie, you do have some other options of going in and play around with color correction. It's not really color correction is such. It's more sort of just adding funky affects on and, you know, it's I don't use them. To be honest, I wanted a case by case example I might if you want something in black and white but it is already the time I'm not going to use them. You can also play around with speed so you can freeze the frame here where you can slow down or speed something up. That could be pretty cool. If you making a music video and you want slows and forties down speeds and 40 job, it could be pretty fun, but we're not gonna do anything there, so it is gonna jump back. Okay, So the other option we have with the music is that we can fade in and fade it out at the end. So what we do is we select it like I just have prissy speaker tool and then click fade. And what that does is bring in a little error that you can bring it here and you can kind of just seeing here there's a little bit so that a diagonal line across. That's where it's fighting in zero being start and then fighting into for William, that would just be the same. At the end of we scrub to the end, we would hit a quickening on that. We grab the warrior tool and we can pull it in. It's always nice to have a big, long, slow fight out at the end. Two signifies that the video, it just means the video is coming to an end on Do you can. Also, too, if you want, or you can jump in here. Sorry. You can also jump in here if you like, and fading from black and fade out to black. So these the general settings for your video and you can have a bit of fun. I'm not going to go into details, he because I think it's nice I took actually create stuff yourself from relying on templates. But say, for example, you want to fight out to black. At the end, you simply click that press done, and there you go. This video now not only fades out the audio, but it was also fading out Black. Another great little feature that you can use any video stories is the ability to add a voice over so you can come in here and you can select the voiceover option down the bottom Here on what this is gonna do is that you can see my audio levels going there Now is it'll play the video clip andan recording audio track underneath it. So this is a great option if you want to talk about what you're seeing. So let's just have a good that if we hit, are ready to record, it's gonna go from the point. So it's gonna Hi, this is Luke, and we're talking about something off discovering, right? This is the kids exploring the Coliseum, as you can see, blah, blah, blah so on and so on you get the point. So what that's done now is that is we accept that has dropped an audio track in there. Now it's not great, but let's just have a listen to it. Oh, Theo, Theo. Now that was a pretty rough example, But you can actually do some really cool things with these if you want to tell a story about what you're saying, So now the last thing that we really want to do is just export our video clip. So how do we do that? Well, you think he would do it here, but you don't. Instead, what you do is you press dump. Now, when you present done, it brings up this screen here That's always a good idea to save. It will give it a relevant names, lets his courtroom a Z before 20 17. Now that saves the edit for which is basically what you were doing that all of the clips. It doesn't say that finished video, so we'll click done. And then we have the option down here, which is the shared by. So we hit the share button and then that's gonna bring up a little menu. We can, you know, create I movie theater trailer. We can put it straight to YouTube. We can save the video Teoh Gallery, and that's what I do most types times. So you have the options here, and you always want you do the best option. So if you've shown in four K, you can probably edit it, pump it out. He is shot in four K. You can probably send it out. Okay, most the time I don't shoot in four K because it just film. It fills up too much space on my phone. Eso most the time I'm going to do it as, hey HD 10 80 p and I'm just gonna click that what that is gonna do is export that video, render it and export it, and then save it to my gallery, and then I can upload it to YouTube or share on Facebook. 16. How to edit video on Android: in this tutorial, I'm gonna teach you how to edit on an android device with side the Link action Director, Open up the app and let's get started. Okay, so we're gonna be looking at editing with Action Director, which is a great little app that you can download for android devices. So let's just open it up and you can say straightaway were presented with a couple of options. See if we can capture video. We can edit video and we can access more projects. So if you access my projects, it simply gives gonna bring up a window of all of the videos that you created in the past, which is the files of the video is not the finished like MP four video files, but the actual edits. Let's just quickly go over some of the limitations that you have when you're editing on mobile, and that is that you're pretty much limited just having one video track and an audio track . So it's not like editing on a computer where you might have multiple video tracks and multiple audio attraction. You can come up and put him over the top of each other so you can have say, for example, have someone talking and then video playing. On top of that, you can't do that on mobile. But in most cases, you're not gonna need to anyway, so let's click on it. And what that will do is bring up all of the folders that I have on my phone, and we can find some videos and some photos that we want to bring in the edit. Now, the thing to remember with doing this is that the order that you select them will be the order that there will appear on the timeline. You can change this, but it's always best if you just do it in the right order. So let's go down here and I'm gonna quickly scroll through this and grab a nice photo to start video off with. So we're gonna select this photo here and we press the plus button you can see here that's bringing it down to a timeline. Get back again. I'm gonna grab some video falls, which I shot with filmic pro. Then we can scrub up through there and let's crib a couple of these videos from here. So let's say this one slum, it's one. So on now there's a couple there on. That's just maybe Grobe. I want to Now you can see here that I can click on them and reorder so quick and hold. I couldn't drag that over here and bring that in there, so I'm pretty happy with that. It's as I said, I can change it in any sort, any stage. But this is a good start, so let's click. OK, and that's gonna bring up our editing sort of window. You can see here that we have a timeline down the bottom. With all of our clips, you can see the space in the middle. That's where the transition is, and we have out tools along here. But if you were to press play that would play the entire video from beginning to end, you can see 33 minutes, 40 long, so that's too long. So let's jump in here and have a look firstly, at a photo. So what we can do is we can click edit, and there's always tips that come up when you're using it. I turn them off. But you can see here that this video is currently three seconds long. I could make it. So this story, this photo is currently three seconds long. Let's make it four seconds and let's just eat. Okay, Let's have a look at the next one. We basically press on it, and they were gonna hit the edit button and we can play it. 123 You looking border 2123 Action. A little bit first, but just sorry. Quiet on set plays and actually Okay, so that's gonna be the shot that we want. So what would tell her doing here is that early is listening to Dad talking about his boring golf stories, and she's falling asleep. So let's grab this video here. We're gonna trim it by clicking on the blue bit and dragging it along so you can see here. That's changing the start of the video. So that's where we have that era. And we just gotta wait before mixed us talking about here and then first flakes What, not right off to the action just pours it again. We're bringing in just a little bit more, a little bit. No, some of us without stepped up to the take. Just smash it when strike down the middle and then on the next one. Right? Okay, so there we go. Alice in Wonderland, going to sleep. So gonna change the end of the video Because that does go on a little bit long. So let's bring it in here and we can fight it out in between those shots. So beautiful. So now we've created we've cut a really long clip down to quite a short clip. We're gonna press the tic Barton, and that's gonna update that video we can see here. Then we click on the transition. There's currently no effect. We're gonna put fade. So then if we cut here and we press play stepped up to the T just smashes when strike down the middle And then the next one another a little bit on. So I stopped playing really well about outside a three once again. So now we got early Alison mandolin waking up in Wonderland. Now I'm going to have to take out that started that where it goes. 123 So what we'll do again is press edit, open up the clip and take out Tree Mount to stop for about here just before she wakes up and we click our kind. So we probably play the rest of it, and then we're gonna stop it right about there. Come in and treat him. So you're getting the idea here. What we're doing is streaming clips so often when you film stuff, you'll find that you'll have a bit of junk at the end and a bit junk of the beginning, and it's a matter of just taking that out. So then if I click OK, we can see that the next shot that we would have in there is the rabbit. So we could either have a dissolve or cut. You probably have a cut, because the aim of the story that we've created here is that Alice is gonna talk to the rabbit. I guess so. In any stage, if we want to rearrange the clips that we have on its online, it's really quite simple. We just click or click and hold on the video, and then we can just move it from side to side, so rearrange its position on the time really quite simple, but I decide that I don't want that video anymore. What I have to do then is click on the back button, and I can reorder and adjust my clip here so I can press. So find that shot there that I didn't want and hit the X button to remove it. Then I press okay. It's a little bit clunky. And to be honest, it's not as easy to use this I movies on the Mac. Sorry on the Apple, but it's still still quite good. So the other options we have here is the jumping and add some color fix so we can actually have a lot of fun with this. There's some sort of instagram install filters that we can play with to select the desire desired color just hit. Okay, we can also add titles so we can come back to the start, he and close the total button now once again, is gonna show me a tip minute. Turn that off and we can say that we just want a default fighting. We want balloon title here. You can have a little fun with this, so let's just let's just do the simple one. Plus that, and we're going to say little on it and basically just edit. We'll talk. Ellis. I hope so love order. Correct? Sometime what I write sometimes. Good. I was in Wonderland. Now you know that's too big. I can come in here or can scale it down. Move bigger. I can hit the text option. I can change the font. You know, I have a bit of fun with it. It is a little bit fiddly on a fire and I can move it down and then we go and click, OK, and then also to on that photo I can add a pan and zoom. So we go start position is that I don't want the in position to be when the kids were a little bit closer like that. So now if we review that particular video, we'll see we have that nice effect and that's a nice way to start it. Rather than jumping straight into that, I would put a fate and I might do Let's just do a cross dissolve and then that's in there. So we can. Then the next thing we're probably gonna want to look at is the audio. So you click on the audio and that that brings up the options for the audio. So we have original meat audio on which is the audio that we've recorded. We can fade in and fade out, which is always a good thing to do. Just Teoh ease the start in the end of your video. And then we can also add background music. So if you click on add background music, that's gonna open up all of the music that we have one now device. So for the purposes of this exercise, I'm just going to use a free one that came with my fine. I'm gonna click on it. I could listen to it Sounds like a ring tone, but that's fine for these. So let's add that we can see now the background music is turned on and we have a volume control here, so I usually don't want the background music as loud as the audio so we don't turn down. So we've dropped that dental about 77 and we will have a listen and see. That's not too bad. I'm pretty happy. So also, when we're looking at the audio settings menu, we have the option here. Now we have now we have just dropped down the background music, but nothing you can do is amplified, or turn down the volume off all the video clips in your edit. Now you don't have the control over individual video clips, which is a little annoying. You only have control over A with them, so some videos you might want to create. What, you don't have any audio from the videos that you've short, but in most cases you want to have some. So I usually just drop it down a little bit unless I have, like in the instances of this one, where I have a lot of talking on camera like highlight videos of birthday parties, those sort of things, I usually drop it down just a little bit. What you've done. You press OK, and that makes the changes. What you don't you press a cane that makes the changes in the edit. So after we've done that, we've played with pretty much everything. There are some other options here where you can speed up and slow down 40 each, which is a bit of fun. You can add stickers, which is a big gimmicky Yeah, I don't really use those, but you can have some fun with it on. My kids can on the other option that we didn't explore. He is just adding more videos in. So we click here. We can scroll through here and admiral video clips. It's a matter of just selecting the shot that we want. And then, once again, person the plus button and that will bring it into the end off the clip you cannot see. Rearrange it so on and so on. Quick, Okay, and then that brings it in. So once we're happy with their foreigners with final video proof, we've reviewed it. It's a matter of getting the produce bottom. And to do that, we're actually an export Our video Aziz MP four fold that you can upload on Facebook or YouTube. There are more settings here, but we don't really need to worry that those always do full HD if you've got space on your phone because it's always best to have this video on its high quality is possible. And then it's just a matter of getting start on that will save that video far to your gallery. 17. Bloopers: the first step is to pick. Well, I've ever once again if you don't know what you're trying todo wait with you with that is.