• As with any other filming, device stability is key. Use a tripod if possible. If not, work on a steady grip and a stable sitting or kneeling position. Lean against a wall. Avoid jerky movements and pan as slowly as possible. If you are moving as you film, try to move at a slow steady pace.
  • Hold the device close to your mouth and speak loudly and clearly. Do not shout. If possible, try to record audio in a quiet space. Remember, air conditioners, fans, refrigerators or computers all contribute to background noise. Use an external microphone whenever possible.
  • To keep your viewers informed about what they are seeing, narrate periodically with the six questions in mind: Who, What, Where, When, Why and How.
  • Carry a spare battery!

For more, be sure to review the concepts and tips in the Recording High-Quality Video on Low Cost Devices Guide and the Citizen Journalist Guide to Mobile Video.