Mobile phone videography really is possible

I’ve been away for a few days on an unplanned trip up north for a family funeral. During the trip, I was filming quite a lot of video, mostly with my phone, to try and create a road-trip video.

I was a little surprised by how easy it was to record with the iPhone and how good the quality was.

I have been recording quite a lot of video over the past year and have made a handful of YouTube videos. I am enjoying the process and it is a bit of a challenge to create something fun and watchable. I’m not there yet but I’m getting better at it.

Previously, most of the video I had recorded was filmed with my Olympus OM-D E-M1 camera. This is a decent camera with interchangeable lenses which is more aimed at photography than video. A major problem I find with it is that the microphone picks up a lot of wind noise making the audio mostly unusable.

Just like my full-size camera, the iPhone will record 1080p video and will actually record decent audio. Maybe I need to use it for video more often.

It’s amazing how over the past ten years mobile phone cameras have gone from being a useless gimmick to a credible way of making videos. It’s not that far-fetched to consider making real movies with a mobile phone.

If I had really wanted to, I could even have edited the video on my phone in either iMovie or in the YouTube app but that would be asking for a world of pain.