Filmic Pro
Create your MANUNET video presentation

Using your smartphone

How to start

In order to present granted projects on the international MANUNET website we developed a blueprint for communication. Many of the MANUNET projects are highly technical and not always easy to present in a clear and easy to understand way. Video is the most effective way to tell your story.

Producing a short video is not that difficult. The majority of modern smartphones are suitable for filming. This document provides some clear instructions on how to shoot footage, how to edit and create a fancy video that explains your project, without the use of expensive hardware and professional film crew.

Option 1

€ 150

€ 0

  • Your script
  • Your footage
  • Your edit
  • Deliver film
  • We place it
Option 2

€ 1.000

€ 600

  • Your script
  • Your footage
  • Your voice over
  • We add graphics
  • We edit
  • We place it
Option 3

€ 2.000

€ 1200

  • Your script
  • Your footage
  • We select
  • We record voice over
  • We add graphics
  • We edit
  • We place it
Extra's

TBD

  • Color grading
  • Sound processing
  • Subtitles
  • Animations
  • Alternate branding
  • Etc.
Get in touch

Option 1

Your very own production

You:

  • create the script
  • shoot the footage
  • select and download the background music
  • record the voice over
  • select the usable takes and scenes
  • edit the film
  • add the leader and graphics
  • upload the film to YouTube or Vimeo
  • send us the link

We:

  • place it on your portfolio page on the Manunet website

Option 2

Our mutual production

You:

  • create the script
  • shoot the footage
  • select and download the background music
  • record the voice over
  • select the usable takes and scenes
  • Send us all of the above (via WeTransfer)

We:

  • edit the film (max. 2 minutes)**
  • add the leader and graphics
  • upload the film to YouTube or Vimeo
  • send you a copy of the movie-file
  • place it on your portfolio page on the Manunet website

** If the footage is not suitable or not of sufficient quality, we will get back to you to discuss a solution.

Option 3

You film, we produce

You:

  • create the script (including voice over script)
  • shoot the footage
  • Send us all of the above (via WeTransfer)

We:

  • select and download the background music
  • select professional voice over artist and record the voice over
  • select the usable takes and scenes**
  • edit the film (max. 2 minutes)
  • add the leader and graphics
  • upload the film to YouTube or Vimeo
  • send you a copy of the movie-file
  • place it on your portfolio page on the Manunet website

** If the footage is not suitable or not of sufficient quality, we will get back to you to discuss a solution.

Technical instructions

How to film with a smart phone

In order to shoot the proper quality video, there are some important instructions that improves the quality of the video you shoot.

  • Switch your phone to ‘flight-mode’ before starting to shoot a video, this prevents you from receiving incoming calls and messages, disturbing the recording. This also prevents your device from using lots of energy for connecting to networks, draining your battery sooner then you expect.
  • Clean your lens. It sounds simple, but it is a very common mistake to start shooting footage and discovering that all images are ‘fuzzy’ due to a vinger print that is on the lens surface.
  • Shoot your footage horizontally! The standard for online video that is still used on the majority of websites is horizontal.
  • Use a tripod or a 3-axis gimbal. If you do not have such a device, then hold your smartphone with two hands and keep your arms tight to your body, preventing shaky images.
  • Shoot with a light source in your back when filming an object that is not illuminated
  • Shoot with sufficient light, darkness makes the image unclear and ‘grainy’
  • Film with a minimum of 1080p (1920 x 1080 pixels)
  • Set the frame-rate of your device to 24fps in the camera settings (24 frames per second)
  • Always hold your device in a horizontal position
  • The raw material can be shot with a smartphone with a good camera (minimum 1080p - 24fps)
  • Make minimal camera movement. When moving the camera, do it slow
  • Do not zoom in! If you wish to have a closer image, walk closer. Zooming with a smartphone is a digital effect, lowering the quality of the footage.
  • Any shot should be at least 5 seconds. When filming an action, hold your camera (smartphone) still for a few seconds before and after the action. This gives more ‘body’ in the footage, so that ‘cutting’ during the edit is easier.
  • When filming a person that speaks, make sure that you use a proper microphone and try to eliminate background sounds like airconditioning, machines etc. It is best to record a voice over separately in a silent room.
  • Make ‘insert shots’ These are extra shots that shows the use of your project or illustrates the advantages in a recognizable environment.
  • When using music, make sure you use ‘free of rights’ music. YouTube offers a great range of rights free music. Find it here
  • Keep it short! Use the base script for a MANUNET video, in order to keep the presentation short and powerful.
Free music library

Offered by YouTube

Media files

You need Adobe After Effects

Filmic Pro

A professional like film app

Foto & Film
Tripod options

Find it online

Example video

For the video in the example we used an iPhone for shooting the footage. The voice-over is recorded in a silent room. The edit has been done using Adobe Premiere. Graphics are produced in Adobe After Effects. The standard After Effect project for titles is available for free via the Manunet website as a download