Creating Simple Mobile Video

We're often asked how to quickly record video where you appear on camera – perhaps to show family or viewers an interesting part of your trip, a new bakery you just found, and more – with a cell phone or other small camera.

Here's a quick script you can use to get started.

This script relies on you editing several clips together later.

If you'd like to do it all in one-take, omit the stop/pause steps and just keep rolling – you can edit out the messy parts later, or leave them in for a more informal look.


  • Relax
  • Pan the camera slowly
  • Have fun! 

Feel free to edit the example script below to best fit your needs and situation. 

Video Script Example

STEP 1 – Record Intro

  1. Stand in front of / next to the people or places you'd like to record
  2. Turn on your smartphone's selfie camera
  3. Press record
  4. Smile :)
  5. Wait 1-2 seconds (this will give you editing space later)
  6. You could say:
    1. "Hi"
    2. "This is _______ at _______"
    3. "I'm here to  _________ "
    4. "I'm doing it / it's important / it's fun because _______"
    5. "Check out _________"
  7. Press pause or stop to save that clip

STEP 2 – Record Activity

  1. Press record
  2. Smile :)
  3. Wait 1-2 seconds
  4. Use the selfie or main camera to show viewers the people, place, or event
  5. Press pause or stop to save that clip
  6. Repeat above to add for more clips

STEP 3 – Record Closing

  1. Switch to your smartphone's selfie camera 
  2. Press record
  3. Smile :)
  4. Wait 1-2 seconds
  5. You could say:
    1. "Check out the website / Facebook / Twitter at _________  for more info."
    2. "Thanks for watching!"
  6. Press pause or stop to save that clip

Then open your the video editing software on your smartphone and start importing the clips into a new project.

Preview and publish if you're happy with it.


Give us a shout if you need additional tips.

Learn More!

Check out our full Small Business Video Workshop here.