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5 Video Jobs You Can Do With Just Your Smartphone

5 Video Jobs You Can Do With Just Your Smartphone

The smartphone has revolutionized the way we live and work. Rapid advancements to smartphone cameras and editing software have made video content creation more accessible than ever before. This has opened up new possibilities for people looking to get into video production, as it is now possible to create professional-looking web content using the tools you have at your fingertips. In this article, we’ll explore some ways to work using your smartphone for video shoots, as well as some tips for getting started.

Person filming newscast with smartphone

Video Journalism

With more people consuming news through short and long form videos, the need for journalists who can conduct interviews and grab video footage in the field has increased. Coverage on local events such as trade shows, festivals, openings of new businesses, and more is necessary to outlets big and small. With the proper skills and knowledge, using a smartphone to record is a no brainer. It’s lightweight and can be ready to record in seconds. In instances where a person is working solo and needs to conduct multiple interviews or move to various locations in brief periods of time, the best choice for filming is a smartphone.

Person filming products at a store near the checkout with their smartphone

Product Marketing for Small Businesses

If you're looking to use your smartphone for video, this is a great place to start. The idea of shooting ads for commercial purposes sounds intimidating, but can actually be quite accessible. Reaching out to smaller businesses or finding freelance gigs is an excellent opportunity to use the tools you have to develop your skills and build a portfolio. Many people have created engaging video advertisements with a corner of their apartments, lights, and their smartphone. Stop motion, ASMR/visually satisfying videos, and first reaction/unboxing videos are all easy to create and can make great advertising.

Person filming a wedding party outdoors with their smartphone.

Event Videography

Event videography is a great way to use your smartphone. Capturing weddings, birthdays, vacations, and other special moments is essential to so many people. With a bigger screen than most standard DSLR cameras and a high level of portability, using your smartphone is a great option. Having a tool that allows you to move freely and ensure you don’t miss a moment is key to being a successful event videographer. 

Smartphone on gimbal capturing a busy city street.

Short Films, Music Videos, & Other Creative Projects

The idea that films and music videos can only be shot with expensive equipment is frankly outdated. While high level productions may require the use of cinema cameras, there are many creatives looking to make video content without the hefty price tag of expensive gear. Finding freelance opportunities via gig websites such as Fiverr or reaching out to local bands are great ways to take on more creative style projects.

Person filming themselves in a living room with their smartphone.

Social Media Content Creation

It goes without saying that one of the most popular means of using your smartphone for paid video projects is becoming a content creator. If you are the type of person who likes executing a task from start to finish and doesn’t mind being on camera, this may be the job for you. If you have a knack for creating engaging videos, you can leverage your smartphone to shoot, edit, and publish videos on platforms like Instagram, Youtube and Tiktok (check out ours for example). When being a content creator, you get the ultimate say in the genre of video content to make. Looking to make larger profits? Consider micro influencing to supplement your creative videos.

In conclusion, there are many video jobs you can use your smartphone for. With advances in camera and editing technologies, it is now possible to shoot video content for commercial and creative projects using your mobile device. Looking to take elevate the quality of the video content you create? Consider adding essential accessories like tripods, a handgrip, a phone viewfinder, and any other accessories you find essential to the shoot. Whether you’re interested in social media content creation, video journalism, product marketing, event videography, or other creative projects, there is a demand for exceptional video content, and your smartphone can help you meet that demand.

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