Occasionally, here at The Independent Initiative, we give you tips and tricks from all sorts of places on how to make movies. In this video, I’ll give you some tips and tricks, as well as some do’s and don’ts on Documentary Filmmaking with your smartphone.

Filming with a smartphone isn’t much different to filming with any other camera when it comes to documentaries. Whether you have all the bells and whistles to accessorize your smartphone, or it’s literally just your smartphone on a tripod or in your hands, framing the shot is all dependent on the eye of the DP, not the camera itself. Setting up the shot, you’re always looking for lighting that won’t take away from the subject, and depending on the context of your film, your talking head will generally be static and in one location. 

Check out the video and get some creative ideas for your next documentary project!

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