Hi all, Anne here.

So my second video in this five part series is to do with, when you are recording, how to hold your phone.

I know most people will automatically hold it in a landscape position, so length wise; but with mobile phones, it’s very easy to sometimes forget and hold it portrait wise.

This can be problematic, for a couple of reasons: Firstly, in this day and age, most of our media is portrayed to us in widescreen. So landscape means it will fill up our screen and uses all of what you can use.

When filming in portrait, you quite often end up with the bars around the side of the screens. So the black bars heading down which can detract and potentially look jarring.

The other reason why it’s good to make sure you always film in landscape is sometimes when uploading your own video, you actually end up with your image on the side instead of nice and straight. This again can impact people’s viewing of your video. They tend not to watch it because it looks strange, jarring.

So just make sure when you are filming, whether it’s using an actual proper camera or just your phone, make sure you always film in landscape and that way you get the best out of your videos.

And I’ll see you next week.

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