It’s rare to find a smartphone these days that doesn’t shoot video. With the availability of recording devices and the popularity of video-sharing services like YouTube, it’s not surprising that everyone and their brother is shooting videos. Unfortunately just having a decent camera doesn’t mean that you’re going to make a decent movie.
The writers and readers over at Wired have put together a nice little how-to wiki entry on how to “shoot videos that don’t suck.” These aren’t earth-shattering pieces of advice, but rather simple ones. Things like keeping shots limited to under 10 seconds, and using an external mic will all go a long way toward making your videos look much better. If you plan on uploading something to YouTube, you might read over those tips before you pull out your phone and start recording.