Trying to make quality videos but don’t own a camera? Unleash the filmmaking potential of your phone with these top gear picks.
One of the biggest obstacles in filmmaking is accessing the right gear. Gear is expensive, and it usually takes significant investments before you begin making returns from gigs.
Before you head out to buy an expensive DSLR, there’s one thing you should try first—
Just look at the ad below, which was filmed on the
Here, we’ll explore a few pieces of gear you can add to your phone to increase production value without handing over the big bucks for gear you won’t end up using.
Regardless of your phone make or model, there’s a
I’ve tried a few options now and just keep going back to the Moment lineup. I think consistency is critical, and they’re constantly updating the cases to fit new phone releases. Also, pound-for-pound, they’re the best glass on the market for the quality you receive.
The BeastGrip squeezes your phone inside the cage instead of fitting it inside a conventional case so that any phone will work. Just think of this as a camera cage for your phone, allowing you to build it out with
Zhiyun Smooth 5 Gimbal
Are you looking for smooth, cinematic gimbal shots but can’t afford the typical price point for this gear? Well, the
We talk a lot about “shooting cinematically” around these parts. Still, the thing is, these companies like Zhiyun and
Like any standard
Microphones for Your Phone
All filmmaking professionals will tell you that
In the video above, you can see the many options now available to us as filmmakers. Whether you’re using an iPhone or Android, there are many different ways to connect the mic to your phone. Attach it to the top of your cage, use it as an
Also, I just want to give a shout out that the built-in iPhone microphone is incredible and has no right to be that good.
There are hundreds of different
Their classic aluminum or carbon fiber model tripod comes with a phone holder inside it, so it pulls double duty for anyone who already needs a
I think if your plan is to make the leap to digital or film photography from mobile, this tripod could act as the perfect bridge, allowing you to make use of both features at some point on your journey.
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