How to shoot a car video using your smartphone

How to shoot a car video using your smartphone

Video can help car dealerships sell more vehicles. Car buyers conduct research online and rely on photos and videos to decide if a visit to your store is worth the trip. Providing a video walkthrough of any vehicle in your inventory can provide a better visual presentation for your customers. With Dang Video, you can create a well-branded car sales video with just your smartphone. Here are some helpful tips on how to shoot a car video by just using just your smartphone. 

  1. Step 1: Shoot in the correct mode

Where you are placing your video matters, think about your audience and how they will consume your content. 

  1. Landscape if for your website, youtube
  2. Portrait mode if the video is for instagram, facebook
  1. Step 2: Think about the lighting

The best time to shoot is in the morning or the evening when the sun isn’t directly above your head. You want to shoot a video with the sun behind your back so glare would not be an issue. 

  1. Step 3: Shoot the exterior of the vehicle

When shooting the exterior make sure that you are far enough so the entire car is in the frame of your footage. It is extremely important to add some type of movement to make your video footage better. When recording, you should start by moving your smartphone slowly from left to right, or right to left. Another option, is to move your smartphone steadily from up to down, or down to up. If you apply movement to your footage, the production quality for all of your videos will improve dramatically. We have listed the 5 angles of the vehicle that you must focus on when shooting your vehicle video footage. 

  1. Vehicle Front 
  2. Vehicle 45* Front Angle
  3. Vehicle Side 
  4. Vehicle 45* Back Angle
  5. Vehicle Back
  1. Step 4: Shoot the car interior of the vehicle

The interior of the vehicle should be shot differently than the exterior. You want to capture the details of the interior and make sure that you focus on what makes the vehicle stand out from the inside. For interior shots, you want to add slow movements with your smartphone, preferably moving your phone slowly from left to right, or right to left when filming. 

  1. Steering wheel
  2. Dashboard
  3. The Seats
  4. Other: Anything that might be important to show
  1. Step 5: Shoot the details of the vehicle. 

Filming car details of the vehicle can add very special elements to your video. With detail shots, you want to make sure that your shots are focused and steady. Any special details that you think car buyers would like to see is important when creating a sales video. 

  1. Wheels
  2. Head Lights
  3. Tail Lights
  4. Engine
  5. Other: Anything that might be important to show

By following these simple easy steps on how to shoot a car video using your smartphone, any video footage that you submit to Dang Video can turn into an engaging professional car sales video. 

If you need any help or assistance, please feel free to reach out to support@dang.video.