Smartphone video production

Calling all aspiring video makers: if you own a smartphone, you already have everything you need to make an outstanding film. 

Disappointed by the results you’ve had so far? Don’t lose heart - all you require are some tips from the pros and a dash of insight into your phone’s lesser-known camera features.

That’s where we at Beeston Media step in.

We specialise in creating smartphone films and in teaching our clients how to make better use of the powerful cameras in their pockets. With a little expert help, you’ll be amazed by what you can achieve. Pithy vlogs, snappy documentaries and short films with punchy narratives will all be yours for the taking.

But are smartphones cameras the real deal?

Absolutely. At Beeston Media, we’re no camera snobs. We love expensive, highly specialised film kit - and we use plenty of it. We also have colleagues and friends working on landmark shows like Blue Planet II or Top Gear, so we’re always in the loop when it comes to the latest shooting gear. 

But that doesn’t stop us also being big fans of iPhone videos and Android films. In fact, we believe there can be no better camera than a smartphone to capture videos that celebrate everyday reality.

We’re here to help you create footage that sets the gold standard for DIY videos. We’ll guide you and your team on how to get the most out of your phone cameras. We’ll show you how to use your phones’ features to best effect, how to tell great stories and how to edit. Simple rules on location, lighting, framing and sound can have a massive impact on smartphone video production values. 

Editing matters too (classic film-making rules may not apply), as does video length. We’ll help with all these elements. We’ll also guide you through the merits of YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. And we’ll show you how to chop up your videos into shorter, catchier clips that can be spread over several posts on your chosen platform.

Why choose Beeston Media?

Over the past few years, we’ve built an expertise in smartphone filming, creating myriad videos for clients looking for vlogs and other affordable footage with that authentic, slice-of-life vibe. Assisting our clients to make their own smartphone videos has been an obvious next step, and one that gives us ongoing pleasure.

We can help you as little or as much as you need. A member of our team can assist you while you’re out capturing footage, or if you prefer, we can leave the filming to you and step in post-shoot. We can take your raw smartphone video footage, extract the best moments, professionally edit the material and finally present you a crisp video with a strong narrative and a clear message. Many see this mix-and-match service as the best of both worlds.

We’ll get you vlogging

The next time you send an email to a potential client, why make do with a dusty signature when a link to a personal, heartfelt message or explainer video would make you so much more approachable and memorable?

You’d be amazed how much material we can generate for your company or institution through our vlogging service, and how much fun you’ll have watching the creative process unfold.

To date, the University of Bristol has been our biggest smartphone video client, and we’ve created dozens of real-life videos for both freshers and prospective students.

Get in touch if you think your project too deserves the boost it will gain from a smartphone film.

  • "Beeston Media worked alongside us to produce some short student vlogger films. They were quick to get to the heart of our brief and work alongside our students to help them get the best out of their films. They were a great team to work with, and we were really pleased with the results."

    Julie Jupe
    Julie Jupe, Assistant Director of Communications and Marketing, University of Bristol
  • "I have worked with Beeston Media on several projects involving filming, editing and stills photography for veterinary product design. Quality of work is superb, but in addition, they are an easy and reliable firm to work with. I can tell them the look I need to achieve and they just make it happen. I strongly recommend them."

    Ivan Crotaz
    Dr Ivan Crotaz BVetMed MRCVS, Veterinary innovator, Bonovate / Docsinnovent