Here’s how to cut flare and improve contrast and colour when you’re shooting towards the light – without any accessories.
You can shoot ‘crane’ and fake drone shots with an iPhone by mounting a stabiliser on a boom pole. You can also use Filmic Remote to control the phone from another device.
How I made my latest two-minute iPhone film, telling the story of Gemma Bailey and her Cardiff coffee trike business and including moving shots, time-lapse, stabilised shots and slow motion.
The Boya BY-M1 is a very affordable lavalier microphone for both cameras and smartphones. Sound quality is excellent for the price, it has a good strong output level, and it doesn’t need a separate adapter for phones.
I used the Osmo Mobile smartphone stabiliser on a recent documentary shoot. It worked really well, letting me get rock-solid handheld shots, smooth pans and unusual tracking shots. Here are some examples, with tips on how to connect an external power pack and pro microphones.
Peer-to-peer hire – where freelances hire out their gear to other professionals – is popular in the US. KitHive is a startup planning to bring it to the UK. Here’s how to register your interest.