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#Tip of the day for journalists: Five pointers on iPhone video

Here are two videos shot on an iPhone with tips on making smartphone films look professional.

It is worth watching both videos with tips including:

1. Use an app that gives you more manual control than the standard iPhone video app. The video suggests Filmic Pro (£2.49), a previous Journalism.co.uk app of the week. The second video (at the link above) demonstrates the importance of white balance.

2. Use studio lightening – or light your subject with a second iPhone.

3. Use a second iPhone to record the audio. The video suggests the standard voice memo app.

4. Use a tripod (the second video recommends three options).

5. Get creative. This includes using a dolly and filters in Final Cut. The film also warns against using the iPhone’s own zoom.

Videos recommended by @dragilev.

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