What to film under lockdown?
I like these examples.
Radio host, Ian Dale is giving tours of his bookshelf :)
Video Hero, Adam Hobden used timelapse to show work on his garden.
I guess lots of us who are lucky to have a garden are fired up to start new projects.
Timelapse is a super 'hands off' way to shoot a Video while you get on with the work!
In case you are a newbie, here is where you find the Timelapse option on your iPhone when you open the Camera app.
Sports commentator Nick Heath has no sport to commentate on (!) so when he can get out .. he applies his skills to everyday life clips, builds a social following and gets paypal donations!
Other ideas for home videos to share on social and keep in touch with folks ..
Give your Webcam some Love
Yes your iPhone (my favorite), DSLR or fancy Mirrorless camera captures excellent footage.
But let's put in a mention for your humble Webcam. It shoots great HD video too... and because you can integrate it with your Screen capture software it's fast and seamless to shoot and edit the footage with stills, screen shots etc.
This Video was filmed with a Logitech C930e HD 1080p HD. I like the wider lens on thismodel just in case I want to shoot wider shots - eg. mid length in front of a white board, or with a guest next to me or in a seminar room. (Bonus still available btw)
I use a Blue Yeti Mic for the audio.
You should add a Ring light (this is mine) positioned behind the camera. Webcams really need good light to get the max out of them, don't skimp on lights. You can use your ring light for all kinds of videos too (not just filmed on your webcam)
I use Logitech's Camera Settings software to tweak exposure and white balance.
Next Up .. (iPhone Wide LENS)...