How to keep camera steady when holding it?
I'm going to be filming a short film with my iPhone 8 in a few weeks, and I've been starting to get into all the testing shots to make sure I know what I'm doing. But, I've hit the same problem in each shot:
When I try to move the camera (as in physical translation across the ground) I've found one of two problems. One: it's too shaky because I'm holding the phone (I hold it by using a small tripod—the Joby JB01237-CAM GorillaPod Original Tripod (Black/Lime Green)$14.97Amazon.com). Or two: I have the phone in a larger tripod (a Shop Slik Pro 340dx - Amazon | Free Shipping w/ PrimeAdwww.amazon.com/) to keep it a bit more balanced (by spreading its legs out) but it looks bad because as I walk the camera moves up and down. What's the best way to keep the camera steady at a cheap cost (can't buy one of those special stabilizing tripods) that won't give it too much wobble or up and down motion from my walking? I want to get it as close to looking like it was made with a crane or something as possible, and I know it'll never be AS good but the closer I get the better. A little camera shake can go a long way to make the film have a more rugged feel (which would be good) but too much just feels amateur (which I am...)