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.
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.
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.
The latest version of Filmic Pro is the most professional iPhone/iPad camera app yet, with an improved interface, manual controls, pro analytic overlays, and flat/log profiles. It’s an impressive upgrade.
This short report about travelling on the Mumbai rush-hour, by Thomas Gerbet from Radio-Canada Info (in French), shows how phones can help journalists get great results in challenging environments.
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.