How can you get the best out of your iPhone/iPad video camera? These 33 tips will help you get steadier shots and better sound, film in low light, keep your device charged, and free up memory.
iPhones and iPads are powerful, easy-to-learn filmmaking tools. Learn how to use them for creative filmmaking, training videos, films to explain or promote your work, documentaries and mobile journalism.
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 Zhiyun Smooth-Q is a great value iPhone stabiliser. It has remote control, a USB power output and continuous 360 degree motion, for less than half the price of the DJI Osmo Mobile.
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.