Filming great videos with your phone is now easier than ever. They are even replacing regular cameras for making video blogs on YouTube. Many smartphones have cameras so good that it is hard to tell the video was filmed with a phone. Extra gadgets can make the quality even better and it does not have to cost a lot of money. Here are 3 basic gadgets team would recommend for your first smartphone video kit.


A tripod will make it easier for you to record yourself without any assistance. It is a three-legged stand for your camera and there are many different types. Some make it easier to place the camera on a flat surface outside at eye level, others are very flexible and can be wrapped around any surface, and some just help you keep the camera steady in front of you on the table. Phone videos don't have to be filmed with shaky hands! …

So you have decided to film a news video and we are thrilled! We also know making your news video for the first time can be both exciting and intimidating. Luckily, because of social media, most of us already work like reporters sharing a countless number of videos with our audiences and we all have a tool for that. Grab your smartphone and keep in mind that filming videos can be challenging at first but the joy of sharing stories that matter to you with others is worth the work. Experienced producer Scott Greenberg shares his insights about how to tell a story with video. …

You do not have to be a journalist to interview someone, but some professional tips can help you get the most out of the conversation you will be having. Conducting your first interview with someone is exciting and a little bit scary, but do not worry great interviewing skills come with practice, so our team at gathered some tips for you to rock your first one.

  1. Do your research

Spontaneous conversations can turn out great, but by doing some research about the person you are planning to interview you can prepare better questions and show the person that you respect them and value the time they dedicate to you. …


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