BACKGROUND The use of video can enhance the learning experience by demonstrating procedural techniques that are difficult to relay in writing. Several peer-reviewed journals allow publication of videos alongside articles to complement the written text. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this article is to instruct the dermatologic surgeon on how to create and edit a video using a smartphone, to accompany a article. METHODS The authors describe simple tips to optimize surgical videography. The video that accompanies this article further demonstrates the techniques described. RESULTS Creating a surgical video requires little experience or equipment and can be completed in a modest amount of time. CONCLUSION Making and editing a video to accompany a article can be accomplished by following the simple recommendations in this article. In addition, the increased use of video in dermatologic surgery education can enhance the learning opportunity.