Every government agency isn't lucky enough to have video production staff in-house. But with a smartphone, you can easily shoot decent quality videos to upload to your YouTube channel and share on social media. Using tools like accessories from Schneider Optics and editing apps such as iMovie, you can quickly upload short videos without paying big bucks for an editing team.
I shoot most GovGirl videos on an iPhone! Paul Williams of Government Technology magazine talks about shooting video on smartphones in this interview. But no, the special effects weren't done on a phone.