Make Recipe Videos 10 Steps Using Smartphone-
A video tutorial on how to Make Recipe Videos 10 Steps Using Smartphone.
* If you have not seen my lighting setup video, then please watch that video first to see how I set up my lights and backdrop: My Lighting Set Up Tutorial. You can make recipes videos 10 steps using a smartphone.
*Watch My Short Video Tutorial:
Make a recipe shot list: Write down a list of all the recipe steps and ingredients used in the video. Each step is shot separately & the shot should be 15 seconds or less.
Fully charge phone & put the phone in airplane mode, so as not to be disturbed by notifications.
Go to the camera settings,( a little gear symbol in the corner) and click on video size, then choose 1920 x 1080 Full HD or 1280 x 720 HD if your camera does not have 1920 x 1080. My phone actually has a 4K size, but that file size takes up too much space and is more suited for cinematic type films. You can also click on video or image stabilization if you have that option as well.
Always shoot in a horizontal orientation and not in vertical for high quality. Those square videos are cropped or resized in a video editing software. Always use the back camera, and never the selfie camera. The back camera is a better camera and has more pixels.
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If you’re familiar with photography and camera settings (for example: shutter speed, ISO, white balance, etc), then use the built-in camera app called Camera Pro Mode on Android, or use the paid app for iPhone called Filmic Pro, so you can adjust the settings for exposure. If you are not familiar with these, then go ahead and use Auto for camera settings (so the camera will pick the settings for you).
Turn off audio, or you can also detach & remove any audio in a video editor later. If you are appearing in the video and talking, then you will want to use a lavaliere mic (clips on to your shirt) or shotgun mic (plugs into your phone). If you just want to explain the steps with voice, then I recommend doing a separate voice recording with a microphone that plugs into your computer (like this computer mic) and uses a free audio recording software like Audacity to record voice and download as an mp3 file. Then add the voice recordings into the video in editing.
Set up the 3 point lighting from earlier 1st video. Watch the lighting setup video in my previous video.
Don’t film in one long continuous session. Film each recipe step in separate 10 to 15-second shots. This works much better when editing the video.
Set up the phone on a tripod with a phone tripod attachment and frame shot by spreading fingers until items in the shot are in view. *Pictures of my tripod setups (overhead camera and straight ahead) in the video above. Here is My Z flex Tripod Attachment for shooting overhead
It is easier to shoot using a camera video remote for your kind phone to avoid camera shake from pressing the filming button on and off. Shoot each recipe step on your shot list.
Bonus: Video Editing Software Suggestions:
- IMovie * easy to use and usually free or very inexpensive
- Final Cut Pro * paid pro editor that will need some instruction on use
- Windows Movie Maker *free editor and easy to use
- Cyberlink PowderDirector *paid editor that will need some instruction on use
- Adobe Premier Pro * paid pro editor that will need some instruction on use