Smartphone Media

A look at some of the media (Facebook Live Streams, Photography and Video) that can be produced on a Smartphone.


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4 Best films shot on an Iphone

4 best films shot on an iPhone / smartphone. Below is a selection of trailers and full films shot by breakthrough innovators and full on Holywood A list Directors. Film from Zack Snyder to Steven Soderbergh!! If the elite of Holywood is experimenting with mobile filmmaking, then you can too.  Let your creative potential be unlocked and unleashed, learn to use your smartphone / IPhone, all you need is training ( Buy a copy of Smartphone Media Production Book to learn the skills)  The potential for films being shot on smartphoens / iphones is truly unlimited as some of the films below demonstrate. The […]


Huawei P20 Pro – 2018 the Year China took the Smartphone market by storm.

Huawei P20 Pro – 2018 the Year China took the Smartphone market by storm.   Smartphones are amazing I think we can all agree, over the last ten years or so innovation in the smartphone industry has been driven hard. Almost everyone is now addicted to their smartphone and it is this consumer addiction to these spectacular technological marvels that have driven the innovation we are seeing. Over the past decade the smartphone has systematically consumed all other personal electronic devices into their ample bosoms.   From digital cameras, to Dictaphones, PDA (Personal Digital Assistants), to fitness trackers, audio recorders […]


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Smartphone Cameras – Google Pixel 2

Smartphone Cameras – Google Pixel 2 I have always been fascinated with cameras, lenses, the rules of photography, history of photography, art, aesthetics, colour, etc etc.  Over the last 100 plus years of photography, film cameras evolved into digital and as the digital camera became more popular and accessible it became physically smaller and smaller. The real challenge for the future of this small factor digital photography is how the engineers understand the creative process and how they solve the problems of the ever decreasing smartphone camera. Best Camera on a Smartphone? Currently, the penultimate example of the small practical […]


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Snapseed Layer Mask

  Snapseed Layer Mask – Snapseed is a super powerful mobile photo editing application for both Android and IOS, it is made by Google and probably the most feature rich image/ photo editor available today for mobile /smartphone and tablet devices. In this snapseed tutorial, I demonstrate how to create layers, use filters and manipulate them using layer masks.  In this example, I am using a promotional flyer from The Energetic Mind T shirt range. I demonstrate how to highlight some of the Tshirts in colour whilst making the others and background black and white. I hope you enjoy the tutorial.  Find […]


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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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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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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 […]


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KineMaster Green Screen

Kinemaster Green Screen tutorial. In this tutorial, I am looking at Kinemasters Green screen or Chroma key function. Within the video, I demonstrate how to add a background, add your green screen footage, chroma key out the green and finally add some branding in the form of a URL. Kinemaster is one of the most powerful smartphone video editing apps available. It is available for both Android and IOS. https://kinemaster.com Green Screens and Blue screens are used because they are non human skin colours. The use of blue screen and chroma keys are critical to how Hollywood creates its stunning VFX . This technology […]