December Memories on Video with Jules Watkins

On the line from London, Jules Watkins joins me to discuss making our Christmas home videos shine Jules is the former director of the hit TV shows 'The Biggest Loser' and 'Pimp My Ride UK' and has created a unique iPhone videomaking course.

Jules' top tips for December Video:

  • Start filming with a story in mind
  • Ask them all a question: eg what do you love about this family
  • Plan the highlight moments: prepare in advance

iPhone Video tips

  • Keep the lights on
  • Charge the battery
  • Clear the memory out
  • Move slowly
  • Listen in for more!

Help people feel comfortable around the camera

  • Prompt them
  • Don't suddenly pull out the camera - bring it out at the start of the event to allow people to acclimatise
  • Start filming the extrovert or the children first
  • Listen in for more tips!

Apps mentioned:

More from Jules

If you enjoyed hearing from Jules today, you'll want check out iPhone Video Hero, his in depth iPhone video making course.Until 2 January 2012, Jules is offering December Daily Inspiration Podcast listeners $10 off this value-packed course.

For only $37 you learn everything from the basics controls through to video techniques, apps and more.

iPhone Video Hero is an online video based training course aimed at business people, bloggers and YouTubers who want to leverage the power of Video Marketing to promote their products, services and talents using the tools they already own.

See all the details here

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  • Stephanie Medley-Rath

    I wish I had listened to this episode before Christmas! Oh well, now I know better for next time. We did set-up our flip camera on a tripod to record Christmas morning the night before. But, that was the only video we took of Christmas. I never really think much about what I am going to record. It is more of the, let’s record and see what happens sort of thing. I need to think a bit more about what I am going to record before recording. Great episode!

    • Julesw

      It was great to be invited. New years eve soon, another good opportunity. Jules

    • Melissa Shanhun

      Glad you enjoyed it Stephanie – I love the tripod option :) hands free is much easier with little ones running around!