- To shoot footage:
- Apple iOS Native Camera
- Filmic Pro – Link
- For colour grading:
- DaVinci Resolve 16 – Link
Steps taken to shoot video
I had been recently really impressed with YouTube cinematic videos created using iOS devices.
So, I bought myself an iPhone 11 and a Zhiyun Smooth 4 gimbal.
Last Sunday (15th November 2020), our Church was out at Dagshai for a get-together/picnic. I thought this was a good opportunity to kickoff my life as a Cinematic YouTuber.
Here is how the video was made.
The main steps (this can be done on any phone)
- Shoot at 4k resolution.
- Shoot at 24 FPS.
- Gimbal is a nice to have. If you have steady hands you can do most of it without a Gimbal. I am still getting used to mine and it sure is an added skill to learn. However, the Gimbal was instrumental in some of the footage I love.
- Use a flat and “log” format for initial footage. Then, use DaVinci Resolve for colour correction.
Essentially, the first 2 steps are the most important ones. If you master them, you can create cinematic footage easily.
The mistakes I made
- My Gimbal isn’t designed for the iPhone 11 wide angle lens. This was a disappointment.
- Gimbals should only be used when you have learned enough to use them.
- DaVinci Resolve has a bit of learning curve. I completely forgot to add transitions between videos.
Hope you enjoyed my video and are inspired to create something of your own. Please do. Until then, leave a comment below if you liked my work.
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