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The most important thing to remember is film breaking news with your phone held horizontal. We have a full list of pro tips below.
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Hold your phone horizontally while filming and keep it steady. That means no moving, talking or zooming.
Shoot video close up, medium distance and far away for a variety of shots. Repeat from different angles.
It’s best to keep video clips short, only 10 to 15 seconds long each. If there’s action happening, keep recording.
The more video, the better! Shoot 10 to 15 clips of the scene so you have two to three minutes of video in total.
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