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WebsiteCompass 13 Video is now such a commonplace way to communicate and share stories that it’s worth knowing how to do it well. Whether you want to gain followers on TikTok, post fun moments on Facebook, or simply create cherished memories, the following tips will help you put all your subjects in the best possible light. 15 Tips for Shooting Better Videos There’s lots to think about before you press RECORD 1. Start with a clean slate. It may sound too obvious to mention, but it’s something many people forget. Before you start filming, clean your camera lens using a microfiber cloth. Debris and smudges can interfere with your video quality. 2. Check your settings. Before you start filming, check your video settings. Choose your video resolution, such as 1080 HD or 4K; your frame rate, such as 30 or 60 frames per second (fps); and your shutter speed, such as 1/40 or 1/50. There are many more settings, so check online to determine the best ones for your project. 3. Pick a good background. The right background will help you better tell your story. Use an interesting scene, but one that doesn’t have too many details. As you would with a photo, also think about composition, such as the “rule of thirds” in which you place your subject one-third of the way in from one side or the other. 4. Choose the right orientation. For many videos, you should hold your phone horizontally to get the best quality shots. But remember that some platforms, like TikTok and Snapchat, are more suited to vertical orientation. Before you begin, think about what you plan to use the video for and base the orientation on that information. 5. Avoid shaky camera syndrome. If you can hold your phone steady, great. Most cameras now include gridlines so you can tell when you’re not level. Another method is to use a tripod to stabilize your device. If you’re panning, consider using a gimbal, which is a pivoted support that permits rotation of an object to help smooth out any shakiness. Back to Basics