The Most Awesome Video Editing Apps For Your Phone

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There was a time when making a video required an expensive fancy camera, tripod, lighting, microphones, director, scriptwriters, researchers, storyboards, props, costumes, not to mention a degree in video production.

Well as Bob Dylan tells us, these times are a changin’, and if you are not making video content on your mobile devices, then what are you using them for? Making calls?

Hold on to your clapper boards because Wednesdays are about to get GIANT.

Hello, I’m Danny and welcome to Giant Wednesday, the only place to be to discover the insightful world of digital marketing. Don’t forget to subscribe to our channel and post your comments below.

OK, to be honest, this video is not filmed on a mobile phone but it could easily be.

The advancements in not only mobile phone camera capabilities, but also the increased speed of connectivity, now means we make and consume video content like never before.

Sometimes a full video set up like this isn’t needed for some quick social media video content, so I’m here to talk you through my top 3 apps for making awesome video content on the go.

First things first, the phone.

The quality of what you capture on this device is only as good as the device itself. So for the best results, find yourself someone with the latest, fanciest phone.

Got one? Ok lets start.

 

App No.1 – Clips.

Clips is a FREE iOS app for making and sharing fun videos with text, effects, graphics and more. 

Getting started is simple and quick. Just hold the record button to capture video on the spot, or grab a video clip or photo from your library.

Pinch and drag while recording to smoothly zoom and pan across images for that extra touch of drama — or comedy. 

Clips has a ton of free awesome features, such as live subtitles, that allow you record your captions as you say them saving hours of typing up your during the edit.

With animated backgrounds, cards and graphics allow you to get creative with your videos.

My number 1 tip for Clips is to use it to put together weekly/monthly highlights.

Add new content to your timeline over the course of a week and let it all add up in one place.

By the end of the week, chuck on an intro card and some music and there you have it, a highlight video created with minimal effort! Lazy productivity. Nice.

 

App No.2 – Moshow.

Without fan boying too much, MoShow is one of those apps that once you discover it, you just have to share it!

Available for free or as a paid app, MoShow is available whatever your device.

The beauty of this app is that you don’t even need to use video content, you can of course, but the app allows you to add static, as well as live photos alongside video. 

In a nutshell MoShow is animation software that uses a range of fancy illustrated transitions to move between  your images or videos.

Styles include geometric shapes, glitch transitions and basic swipes. There are so many you will find one that you like and more importantly fits with your brand.

You can amend the duration of each slide, add a layer of text and generally get pretty creative. Once done MoShow lets you export in various file formats from a square for your Instagram wall, to 9:16 ratio for your Instagram stories. So many possibilities.

My one tip for MoShow is to create branded visual files that can be used at the start and end of your video to add more branding opportunities then the app currently allows. Like this.

And last, but by no means least.

App No.3. 1SE 

Or to give it its full title, One Second Every Day. 

As the name suggests, this is a daily thing. This spellbinding app stitches second-long snippets from your life into a compelling, personal movie. With built in reminders, a simple editing tool, and a gorgeous design, 1 Second Everyday is everything you need to put together your own thought-provoking narrative.

Within the app you can save the elements of your sequences as GIF’s which is great for making micro content as well as receiving daily reminders at a time that is convenient for you.

My number tip for this app – Don’t forget to do it!! This only works if you capture a second or two from every day, so a few days missed can make a big difference.

 

SO thats it, apprehension gone, download a few and apply yourself. We’ve even give your tools that aren’t just App-le based… Any other app based puns, no let’s call it a day.

 

Thanks for watching, and we’ll see you next week for another GIANT (exaggerate) Wednesday.