In this lesson, we’re talking about how to get stable shots when shooting on an iPhone.
One of the most common issues with handheld iPhone footage is a shaky image. Shaky footage is an easy way to distinguish an amateur videographer from a professional. These days, the iPhone does have image stabilization built-in, but it’s mostly to help reduce small handshakes, referred to as micro jitters, rather than compensating for the large movements you make when moving around.
Even if you’re using a tripod for your course, this is still important for the B-roll. The B-roll is the secondary footage that you weave into the main content, to add context and variety to the film and engage the audience. When creating your own B-roll clips you can apply these techniques to keep your footage stable and shake free.