Quality Videos Without the Cost Published Mar 23, 2020 Simple videos are a great way to keep your members engaged. The good news is that you don't need an expensive camera to take quality videos. If you have a smart phone, you have everything you need. Timing and authenticity are more important than production value for this type of video. You can film a short 2- to 5-minute video with a mobile phone. For the best quality video on a phone, you'll want to use a phone tripod. If you do not have a tripod, you can set the phone on a hard, stable surface. The goal is to avoid movement during filming. The background is less important than the message so try to select a background that is not too visually distracting, but don't worry about a lack of professional backdrop. You can quickly and easily host this video on Wistia or YouTube and manually embed it into your website or upload it to social media.For recommendations on affordable supplemental equipment for your mobile phone videos, you can check out our Coronavirus Tip Sheet.Here is a great resource to watch before shooting your first video.