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Seenit Academy introduces basic filmmaking terms, techniques, and styles to help you with filming on your smartphone and more.

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Shooting Time-lapse on Your Phone 🏃🏽

Time-lapse photography is a film technique where the frequency that the images are being captured, or the frame rate,...

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How to Shoot Slow Motion on Your Phone

Ok the first thing to understand when you’re talking about slow motion is frame rate. This is the frequency at which...

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Tips on Adding Text to Video!

Today we’re going to give you our top tips to consider when adding text to your video, whether these are snazzy graph...

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Sourcing Music for Videos 🎧 Feat. Epidemic Sound

In our last episode we talked about how music and soundtrack can give your video identity and set a certain mood or t...

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Sound & Storytelling - Understand the Basics of Audio!

Sound is a crucial part of making any good video. You could have the most beautifully composed shot but if the sound ...

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How to Create Forced Perspective!

Today, we’re looking at forced perspective. Forced perspective is an in-camera effect that uses optical illusion to...

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Easy DIY Phone Filming Hacks

Today we’re going to take you through a few DIY phone filming hacks for those moments when you don’t have access to a...

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5 Tips for More Cinematic Footage (filmed with a phone, ofc!)

In today’s episode, we want to share some quick ways to give your video a more “cinematic look.” 1. Shot variation ...

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6 Basic Camera Movements (and why they matter!)

Camera movement can add a lot of meaning to your footage, so it’s important to understand how different types of move...

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Basics of Video Composition ↖

What is composition, exactly? Composition is the arranging of elements in an image or scene in a way that is pleasing...

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5 Dynamic Camera Shots You Can Shoot with a Phone

Now that we’ve covered the very basics of framing and the types of shots fundamental for creating a video (and if you...

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Basics of Framing in Film 🎞

Learn about the basics of framing and how it helps tell your story.

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Basic Camera Angles You Should Know 📐

Eye Level 🤓 Shooting at eye level is your standard, neutral camera angle. Think of this as the default angle to sho...

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Quick! 5 foolproof ways to frame your shot

1. The portrait The key to a foolproof portrait shot is to keep yourself or the person you’re shooting slightly off c...

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Confessions of a camera shy guy

Are you camera shy? Or just feel really unnatural on screen? You’re definitely not alone. In this episode of Seenit ...

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Recording Better Audio on Your Smartphone 🗣️

When filming, it’s easy to forget just how crucial audio is. Poor quality audio on a clip can make or break whether i...

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What is B-Roll and Why You Need It 🎬

💡 B-Roll is the extra footage that supplements the main action in your video. Having supplementary footage to cut aw...

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Shooting Handheld ✋

Shooting on your phone generally means that you’ll be shooting handheld and unless you want to channel Blair Witch Pr...

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Filming in Low Light 💡

Filming at night 🌚 Filming at night or in dark locations can mean that your resulting footage comes out grainy or in...

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5 Things to Avoid When Filming on Your Phone 🙅

It looks like you’re ready to start filming. Here are the 5 most common mistakes we come across: 1. Eye contact 👀 Th...

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5 fundamentals of filming on your smartphone!

In this first instalment from Seenit Academy, the Seenit Team explains the 5 simple fundamentals to remember for maki...

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