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.
Smartphone video training course
At the heart of our smartphone offer is our new smartphone video training course for those who want to improve their filming techniques and be able to create content independently. The day course - typically run by Hamish, Penny and Dion - can be personalised to fit your needs in creating video content across all platforms through the power of your smartphone.
Things you can expect to cover on the course:
o Choosing a story and planning the shoot
o Filming equipment – (setting up your phone, what else you need - microphones, tripods, gimbal etc)
o On shoot dos / don'ts
o Techniques to give your videos a professional looking finish
o Filming interviews
o Getting the perfect shot – including shot sizes, positioning the camera, framing, lighting, sound, sequences and backgrounds
o An introduction to editing
Crucially, we aim to help you produce a useable short video for social media at the end of every course. Courses last one day and are typically put on for groups of 2-3 or 5-6 people.
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.
Of course, you don't need to book us for a full smartphone training course. 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.
Get in touch if you think your project too deserves the boost it will gain from a smartphone film.