Making Memorable Videos With Your Smartphone During The Holiday Season

Today’s smartphones offer high-quality video capabilities that will come in handy throughout the holiday season.

The holiday season has finally arrived, and there’s never been a better time to brush up on your video skills with your brand-new smartphone. Wondering how you can make the most of every moment while the family’s around? We’ve created a simple guide to help you capture great-looking cell phone movies you can enjoy for years to come.

Hand holding smartphone recording family dinner

Find a phone

There are plenty of budget-conscious smartphones designed to shoot high-quality video content.

If you’re eager to record a family movie, phone choice is important. The good news is that there are plenty of budget-conscious smartphones designed to shoot high-quality video content. Whether you're searching for a powerful camera paired with an intuitive, accessible interface or a budget-friendly device that gets the job done, you're sure to find options that work for you.

Tracfone is making it even easier to pick up a phone to capture those holiday moments with some great deals including the Samsung Galaxy J7 Crown for $179.99¹ or 50% off the LG Stylo 3. These deals are only happening in December from 12/10 to 12/21 so act fast!

Shooting the video

After you’ve picked out the perfect smartphone, you’ll be ready to shoot video at every family gathering throughout the holiday season. Sometimes you'll find yourself hitting the record button as the fun unfolds, but if you have time to plan before recording, we’ll offer a few key tips for setting up the shot.

  • Record video in landscape mode. Videos taken while holding your device upright might look good on your smartphone, but they’ll usually have large black bars on either side when viewed on a computer. Hold your phone horizontally to create videos that are easy to watch on any platform.
  • Think about lighting. Whether you’re recording mealtime shenanigans or the grandkids opening their gifts, make sure there’s plenty of light. For best results, record video in the daytime, and take advantage of natural light provided by windows.
  • Invest in a tripod. If you’d like to be in the videos you’re shooting, recording a video selfie-style may not be the best choice. Tripods designed precisely for smartphones are readily available at affordable prices, and they make it easy to take shake-free videos that include the whole family.

Think you’ve created great videos that everyone will love? Be sure to share them, so loved ones can join in on the fun. Sharing through email is a good start, but don’t forget to consider popular social media apps, like Facebook and Instagram, which both make sharing quick and easy.

Keep in touch

Don’t let your holiday season be hampered by overpriced wireless service. With Tracfone, you’ll pay for only what you need – nothing more, nothing less – to help you keep in touch with friends and family during the moments that matter. Explore our reasonably priced plans to see how we provide Unbeatable Nationwide Coverage™ with no extra costs and No contracts for true wireless freedom.

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