Top 10 Ways To Make A Mountain Bike Edit On Your Phone

Top 10 Ways To Make A Mountain Bike Edit On Your Phone


– Almost everyone has got
one of these in their pocket. – Yeah, mobile phone. And you don’t really need
one of these huge cameras to film your riding. All you need is one of these. – So these are our top 10 tips for making the best riding edit, just
using your mobile phone. (heavy rock music) – Kinda got it.
– Oh, what? Rule number one. Never portrait. Landscape there. Yeah, you get more in. Who wants to see black bars? – Try to make the most of
your phone’s capabilities. Things like slo-mo or
time lapse add much more interesting features to your edit. – Exactly. Capturing B-roll, capturing
the nature around you, leaves, wind, catching the
dust after you’ve ridden past is good to put in an edit. – But not too much. – Okay, so you’ve stumbled
upon a really rad obstacle, like this turn right here,
and you’re on your own, and you want to film it. And you haven’t got a
tri-pod, or if you do, that is a good one. But if you’re not, use your surroundings. Find somewhere you can place your phone. Maybe in the tree or in the branch. Wherever. I’m gonna look for a tripod looking stick. So I’m gonna dig around, find one. No. Ah, look at that. That is a good tripod stick. I want to shoot this turn. So I’m gonna put it… Gonna place the stick. Looks pretty good. Where’s my phone? And viola. You have a tripod, off the ground. Ready? Right, so when you’re
with your friend as well, you can use both phones. He’s got a phone, I’ve got Neil’s phone. So I’m gonna put mine
here for a wide shot, and then I’m gonna get
a real close in shot. Maybe a slow-mo or some dust
kicking up on the next turn. Spot on. Hey Neil, do you wanna
hit the next turn as well? That was sick. Alright, capturing dust, getting roost, and all the off-camera
stuff and using slo-mo to capture that is perfect. But not too much slo-mo,
because we’re in dark woods. Using slow can make your
footage look a bit grainy. But it’s alright. Gonna film this bit in slow-mo. – Roost. Try and be imaginative with your framing, so you can use things like trees. Also think about the
background and actually getting really close can
look really good as well. – Alright, I’m gonna
zoom in on this bit here. Yeah. It’s a bit cheeky. Yep! Whoa, that was sick. I zoomed in on that bit. – Oh, try not to use digital zoom. Just reduces quality of the video. Some phones or iPhones
have an optical zoom, so that is pretty usable. If you just zoom in digitally, it’s just gonna reduce the quality. So think about trying to
get closer to the action, or if you really need
to, use software editing afterwards to zoom in. – Right, having movement
in an edit is key. It makes it a little bit more interesting, a little bit more spicy. And using the pan motion, with the phone, is gonna get that. So there’s a boom, to
boom, to boom, to boom on this bit of trail. Now I’m gonna follow Neil along here and get it in by panning. But a little key tip here. Don’t look at the rider
and not your phone, because you’re probably gonna
miss him out of the frame. So concentrate on the
rider within the phone, and move with the rider. So there’s a little tip. You won’t miss him out. – Lighting is gonna be really
important for a good shot. So on a day like today, slightly overcast, try and get out of the
woods, into the open. On some phones, you can
actually adjust the exposure. On an iPhone, it’s by tapping the screen and moving it left or right. Or up and down, I should say. It’s really important to get this right, otherwise you’re gonna
be really disappointed with the shot that you get. Okay, Blake! So now you’ve got all the footage. It’s all about using some
software to get it together into one video. – Yeah, exactly. If you’re using your phone,
there’s loads of apps out there that you can do it all
on your mobile phone, and then upload it straight
away, or I recommend dumping it all unto a computer
at home, laptop, or desktop. They come with super
basic editing software. – It’s all about experimenting, really. Using transitions, adding
music, things like that. – Yeah, exactly. But we’ll love to see
what you guys’ll come with using your mobile phones. So don’t forget to hashtag us in there. – Send it. Might make viewer edits in Dirt Shot show. – Exactly. – Get millions of views. If you like our videos and
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