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DIY Marketing – With your Smartphone!

DIY Marketing Are you looking for DIY marketing ideas, cheap marketing solutions, low cost marketing, branding, marketing tools, tips, strategies, ideas, specific marketing for small businesses? Possibly you are looking for a book of resources, ideas and know how then look no further you have arrived. What is DIY Marketing? DIY – Do It Yourself, that is right the book “Smartphone Media Production” will show you how to do it yourself. Marketing – “Marketing is used to create the customer, to keep the customer and to satisfy the customer. With the customer as the focus of its activities, it can be […]


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Smartphone Book Guest Blog by Monkeytron Collective

  Smartphone Book Guest Blog by Monkeytron Collective Big Al from Monkeytron Collective shows you what is possible when you unlock the power of the smartphone in your pocket. Smartphone Video Production, Smartphone Video editing, Facebook Live streams and more.  Everything is possible when you put the knowledge into practice. Robb Wallace   Howdy, My name is Al and I run Monkeytron Collective. Monkeytron Collective is me and my family and mainly what we get up to in our spare time. We attend comic con events as traders selling toys and custom-made props, Nerf Blasters being a speciality of ours, […]


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Smartphone Quora Answers

I decided to take some time answer some questions on Quora – the reasons for this are twofold Smartphone Quora Answers- my reasons. I get to share my knowledge with folks and hopefully provide solutions to their genuine questions. Providing expert advice with a link to my blog establishes my authority (if I did a good job in answering the question) and if so folks may check out my blog and subsequently, they may check out my book. Also, a link on Quora is a good backlink to www.smartphonemediaproduction.com from a  well-ranked website, this is always a good thing. Below are […]


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Best Smartphone For Media 2017

The best smartphones for media are in general the ones with the most horsepower under their hood. But horsepower is only one piece of the media creation solution. The truth is that any Smartphone can be used to create media, however, the key components to creating what could be termed the best smartphone for media creation from my perspective are listed below. But having great hardware is only addressing half of the solution to what is or what makes the best smartphone for media keep reading to find out why. Best smartphone for media 2017 – Hardware   Processor The CPU has […]


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Mobile World Congress 2017- A look at what’s new!

Mobile World Congress 2017 is traditionally where the worlds smartphone manufacturers release there latest and greatest tech as well as their new flagship phones. Every year the industry meets to cover all aspects of mobile technology from new mobile processors, new smartphone cameras, new flagship smartphone handsets, new budget handsets, new industry standards, future challenges, future technologies and more. Here at Smartphone Media Production, we are mainly interested in media orientated technologies and improvements, so with that in mind lets have a look at the Mobile World Congress 2017. Mobile World Congress 2017 Smartphones All the phones listed here are […]


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Quality content – Are you posting it?

Calling all business owners, DIY marketers, entrepreneurs and activists. Calling everyone who uses their phone to promote their products and services. If you currently create content for your social media, you will most likely fit into one of these two categories.   Category 1 – Passionate and driven but with NO media knowledge, practice or experience. This category of content creators regularly sends out over exposed poorly framed images, shaky non-engaging video and disastrous live streams with no knowledge of each medium, their rules, conventions etc.   Category 2 – Passionate and driven with a good understanding and practice of media knowledge. This category of content creators post out […]


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Snapchat Face Mapping Comedy

The potential for using Snapchats lens feature for comedy is infinite. The Snapchat lens gives you the ability to face map any famous face to your face in real time. This allows the inner comedian to produce skits and sketches.ie to produce Snapchat Face Mapping Comedy. The catalyst On the 4th of January I released this video on Facebook. The video demonstrates some face swapping features I use for fun, ultimately the video shows folks how it is done. I used Conor McGregor and Nate Diazs (both famous MMA fighters) as examples. I shared the video out to various communities, including some […]


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Facebook Messenger Fun

Facebook via their messenger app have decided to take on  Snapchat in the fun filters territory. For a while now Snapchat have been killing it with excellent “lenses” to transform your face.  Facebook can’t see growing competitor encroach on their space with gimiky fun, so they have decided to down right copy Snapchats feature ie Facebook Messenger Fun. The Facebook face mapping is faster and you do not have to touch the screen which is pretty neat. Snapchats Lenses change more regularly and their Face swap feature has, as yet not been stolen sorry replicated. Below is a video I made […]


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5 Music videos shot on a smartphone / iphone

5 Music videos shot on a mobile / smartphone / iphone The times are changing, no longer does a young up and coming band need to pay big bucks to have their music videos planned, shot, professional edited and distributed by a professional media producer. As someone who earns a living from making Music Videos (and all other forms of media),  I can tell you first hand how so many bands are now taking to creating a “cheap music video” using only their phone or camcorder.   Pros and Cons As you can imagine there are many pros and many cons to […]


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Snapseed Layers and Text

Snapseed is a powerful image editing app/software for both IOS and Android smartphones. The software is made by industry leaders GOOGLE and has lots of options. Snapseed is one of the most powerful smartphone/iPhone apps available. It can be used to produce spectacular images for your business. In this tutorial, we will look at Snapseed Layers and Text. For more information about mobile/iPhone photography theory, ideas and concepts as well as image editing theory, terms and concepts check out my book Smartphone Media Production. Click here to download a copy  IOS | Android    Snapseed Layers and Text Tutorial. In this […]