I’ve gotten a lot of questions about how I shoot and edit my videos, so I thought it would be helpful to have a little FAQ here. If you have video questions that aren’t answered here, shoot me an email through my contact page!
How do you shoot your videos?
I film all of my videos on my iPhone 6 on a table set up underneath a sunny window.
I use a special tripod called an Overhead Pro. You can use the discount code Glue&GlitterReader at checkout for $10 off.
You can use it to do stable overhead shots with your phone or camera. The phone holder unscrews, so you can screw in a regular camera for still or video shots. The whole overhead apparatus comes off, as well, so it doubles as a regular tripod, which has made my still photos 1000 times better
Disclosure: I’m an Overhead Pro affiliate, and I get a small cut of your sale, at no additional cost to you. I really do love this tripod, regardless though.
How do you edit your videos?
In iMovie. There are limited options, but as long as you’re keeping things simple, it should do everything that you need it to do.
Where do you find your music?
YouTube has a library of free music, and you can sort by license. Make sure that you choose the correct license. If you’re planning to monetize, for example, then only choose songs that include monetization in the rights. Some artists also want credit, so be sure you give that to them, where it applies.