Love action sports? Want to shoot a professional-looking action sports video on your phone but don’t know where to start, what to do, or how to make it look even half-decent? If these questions apply to you, you might want to check out what we’ve written here.
Together with the folks over at LifeProof, we’re passionate about filming action sports on our phones. And while you might think you can’t make a slick video without purchasing thousands of pounds worth of equipment beforehand, nothing could be actually further from the truth. Come with us now, young Jedi. You have much to learn.
1) Get Close To The Action (Don’t Zoom)
Digital zoom looks rubbish. It looks so rubbish, in fact, that just thinking about digital zooming brings our skin out in eczema. Whatever you do, don’t use the digital zoom on your phone. It’s just a software trick that will make your subject appear closer, and far more pixelated. Pixelated footage, of course, is a bad thing.
To overcome this problem, you’ll need to get close to the action. Fortune, as we all know, favours the brave…so be brave. Jump into the mix, and put yourself on the frontline. Your phone-shot action sports video will look so much better as a result.