Day 2 of my Slide-A-Day Project - Animations are to people as … red laser pointers are to cats. It’s human nature. When there is movement on the screen the eyes will follow so make sure that any movement you put up there adds to the presentation and isn’t just to make it “look pretty” or “fancy it up” or something like that. Animations won’t save a bad presentation or make bad news better. 

5 tips for shooting videos on Android


There’s no nice way to say this, so I’ll just come out and say it: if you’re holding your #phone #vertically while recording video, you’re doing it #wrong. The video you capture in portrait looks terrible to anyone watching the video, because the video doesn’t fill the screen and makes enjoying the video you captured much more difficult. Any chance you have to #turn your #phone #landscape to record video, you should absolutely do so. The resulting video will look much better, especially if you upload to services like YouTube for the world to see.

It’s also worth pointing out that if you start recording a video vertically and rotate your phone to horizontal in the middle of recording, the video will not rotate with you. Instead you’ll get something that is entirely unwatchable, because not only will the video be vertical but it will also be sideways.