2019 Video Walks Highlights

I find myself in self-isolation as the pandemic COVID-19 effects the world. Lockdown has given me a great opportunity to review the videos captured during 2019’s #VideoWalks and create a highlight reel. 

It’s been reported that Steven Soderbergh, who has released 2 films using smartphones, puts his device rigorously through its paces.  I challenged myself to do the same by capturing videos and editing them using only my smartphone.

Throughout 2019, I found myself thinking I wasn’t creating and capturing enough video, however I had 15 minutes of footage when I pulled together the edited videos. I wonder how much raw footage I collected over the year?

What is Video Walks?

Video Walks encourages individuals to use their smartphone to create any kind of moving imagery and share it using #VideoWalks. It aims to create an online space where individuals can share videos, experiences and their journey into discovering the wonders of smartphone videography.

A new theme is set each month and there are 5 simple steps to follow:

  1. Grab your phone
  2. Go for a walk
  3. Be inspired by this months theme
  4. Experiment
  5. Share via #VideoWalks

If you’re interested in seeing 2020’s themes, click here

2019 reflections

The 2019 Video Walks Highlight Reel has been shot using an iPhone 6s, using a mix of the built in camera app, FILMiC Pro and ZY Play and includes clips from:

  • Derby 
  • The Knife Angel
  • The Design Museum 
  • Derby Quad
  • Poolsbrook Parkrun
  • Hardwick Park
  • Derby Parks
  • Meadowhall
  • The Walled Garden -Derby
  • Photography & Video show
  • Bridlington
  • Hammamet 
  • El Jem
  • Bude
  • Hanging Gate Pub
  • Pinxton’s Fair and Fireworks
  • Ashgate Hospice 
  • Wembley

I used a variety of equipment throughout the year such as; Zhiyun Smooth 4 Gimbal or a stabilising rig, which can be found in a Smartphone Video Toolkits.

I tried a lot of editing apps and found I prefer iMovie, it maybe limited in some of it’s feature but it doesn’t leave a watermark as some other apps do. 

Not only is this video a great reminder of my year, it also makes me very proud that it has been shot and edited using nothing but a piece of equipment that fits in my pocket.


I’m looking forward to seeing how 2020 Video Walks develops! 

If you’re interested in creating in-house videos but are unsure where to start, contact us to discuss Smartphone Video Training.

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