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#Tip of the day from Journalism.co.uk – handy pointers for shooting video from a smartphone

The Washington Post is encouraging its readers to contribute Olympics-related footage using video sharing app Socialcam.

As part of its preparations the title has posted tips for shooting video with your smartphone.

Here are a couple, but it’s worth reading the full list.

Get up close

Sometimes it’s a bit uncomfortable, but videographers often invade people’s space to get the best shots. You get to see the detail if you’re close to the action. That said, be respectful and smart while trying to get the best shot.

Above and below

Normal people take video from eye-level. Try holding your smartphone above your head to get a unique angle. Try crouching down to get the shuffle of people’s feet. Watch any documentary and you’ll see the varied angles are what make sometimes boring shots interesting.

Tipster: Sarah Marshall

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