In this present age where tech economy and modern invention seem to rule the world, there's no dearth of 'high-end cameras' that (literally) helps us see Mars' surface! But did you know that most cameras are now preferred by people who choose to invest in them? The real magic is in 'mobile filming'. There's a growing revolution in the quality of smartphone cameras that's made our lives far easier than before. As a result, budding and aspiring filmmakers or even vloggers who choose to start a business or two have now broken barriers to experience a different world of creativity.
Apart from the amazing features that smartphone brings along, the tool keeps most users engrossed in the camera. Whether it's the selfies or capturing unforgettable, picturesque landscapes of nature, mobile cameras have actually taken photo-journalism to a new level altogether. Take a look at why you must invest in this very budget-friendly option (instead of expensive cameras and stands).
In contrast to cameras, mobile filming is all about enjoying creativity and freedom together. Basically, this can be handled by anyone. So a guy who's probably thinking of making prank videos or the first steps of a baby can shoot anything. Besides, the audience loves the idea of keeping themselves entertained via mobile cameras. And just because the skill isn't limited to any one person, naturally the horizon of creativity is boosted.
Managing The Budget Wisely
The audience, or let's just say, the 'client' or any ordinary person checks out a video, it is only the final product that he or she gets to see. But there's a lot more that goes behind the scenes and how the video is made at the end. What drives the output of a video is largely the budget. So depending on how much you can shell out, you can decide to either make a great work of art or put up a third-grade quality item. Now that smartphones are aplenty and most mobiles have good quality cameras, filmmakers can actually invest in the video setup a little more than on expensive equipment that would have burnt holes in their pockets!
Someone who never thought that he would be a filmmaker can become so, thanks to mobile filming. As stressed earlier, the quality of cameras has improved manifold which can help you match the standards of any regular film. You can a film as good as that in the theatres through the aesthetic shots from your mobile cam.
Quick Control And Easy Learning
In case you had a dream of being someone like your inspiration - Quentin Tarantino or Christopher Nolan - let’s just say, it’s possible that you can get a little closer to them. Affording a camera and learning it well has been a thing of the past. Filmmaking is more about learning to create and channelize a story well which, thankfully, mobile filming has been able to accomplish. While it might not be possible to match to the same level as your role models - there's no chance you can't learn the little nuances by devoting time regularly and indulging in practice sessions.
Is Smartphone Filmmaking The Future?
This is a difficult question indeed. There's no denying that it's too early to comment about this or claim that mobiles will soon replace actual cameras and take the front seat. But we can't forget how the little object has grown so ginormous that we can do almost everything with it. No wonder, the mainstream film industry and several companies that hire freelance food or travel vloggers have accepted the roles that smartphones have to play in these sectors.
Already plenty of films have been shot, and several are underway, using just this simple camera. Few twists and tweaks in shots, some with filters and others in normal, natural lights have helped many understand the basics well in advance. You would be surprised to learn that several films that have premiered in some of the most coveted film festivals across the world have been shot using camera phones only!
If you were skeptical about making a move in this career of mobile filming or reluctant to think about the power of a simple and ordinary smartphone camera - maybe it's time you alter your thoughts.