Smartphone Filmmaking Kit

Here is the kit I recommend for you using your own Smartphone. I recommend FilmicPro for image capture. Here is a demo video I prepared

Use the links to purchase the pieces from Amazon

BeastGrip ProBeastGrip Pro for a Stable Image ($135.00)

The Beastgrip Pro includes an updated lower clamp jaw and lens mount with two different interchangeable rubber inserts for improved functionality, fit and overall performance with all phones.

It’s a modular rig system with a removable lens mount assembly and handle that allows you to modify the setup your personal preference, and includes industry-standard photography mounts and an ergonomic grip, which allow you to attach a wide variety of photography/filmmaking gear to increase the quality of your photos and videos.

Wide Angle and Tele Lens for Beastgrip Pro ($35.65)

Poloroid LensIf you need more lenses than your budget allows, Polaroid conversion lenses represent a cost effective and intelligent alternative. Because our DNA is optics and lenses (as in Polarizing filters) our conversion lenses are precision engineered and multi-coated to provide flawless results regardless.

37mm MoonDog Anamorphic Lens and Adapter from BHPhoto ($205.00)

moondog_labs_5141_1_33x_anamorphic_adapter_1490887404000_1330277Make cinematic video with the gorgeous widescreen impact, subtle distortions and horizontal flares found in landmark films like Apocalypse Now, Alien, and Inception. I used this lens in shooting BINGE.



AUDIO: Movo VXR10GY Universal Cardioid Mic ($39.95)

Video MicUniversal Compatiblity – Works with DSLR Cameras, Camcorders, Audio Recorders, iPhone and Android Smartphones, Tablets, & Laptops. Durable Aluminum Construction, Battery Free Design. Integrated shock-mount minimizes handling noise. Includes Microphone, Furry “Deadcat” Windscreen, Soft Case, 3.5mm TRS Output Cable (For DSLR Cameras, Camcorders, Recorders), 3.5mm TRRS Output Cable (For Smartphones, Tablets, and Mac). 1 Year Warranty with USA-Based SupportWireless Lav

AUDIO: Saramonic SR-WM4C Wireless Lav Mic ($99.00)

The Saramonic SR-WM4C is a compact and lightweight VHF wireless microphone system. Providing a perfect audio solution for record free from the limit of distance, it is very helpful in filmmaking, broadcast interview and business presentations. Four switchable channels to keep you free from interference. Detachable and flexible antenna can be rotated 360 degree accordingly for best sound. The high-band VHF provides pure sound Record audio up to 60 meters away with no obstacle. Real-time monitor Volume control wheel. LED indicator indicates the battery life Includes a belt-pack transmitter, camera mountable receiver and an omnidirectional lavalier microphone Power provided by AA battery (sold separately)

AUDIO: Movo LV1 Wired Lav Mic ($20.00)

Lv MicOmnidirectional pick up pattern for clear and accurate voice reproduction. May be used for smartphones, audio recorders & microphone compatible cameras (3.5mm Jack)20-foot Cable for versitile connecting. Splitting Cable allows you to connect your standard TRS (3-pole) 3.5mm microphone connector to your TRRS (4-pole) smartphone. 20′ Long Cable for versatile connecting options


AUDIO: Saramonic SR-AX100 ($50.00)

MixerTwo-channel audio adapter ideal for shooting videos with any DSLR or camcorder that has a standard mounting shoe. This adapter provides you with a compact dual-mic mounting and audio mixing solution, which allows you to easily mount and control two microphones or wireless receivers. Two Mono 1/8″”(3.5mm) Inputs One Stereo 1/8″”(3.5mm) Input One 1/8″”(3.5mm) Stereo Output Stereo/Mono Output Switch. Dual Trim Control Knobs Three Integrated Mounting Shoes so you can attach a variety of mics or wireless receivers. Passive Operation Requires No Batteries!!!! Compact Shape With Die-cast Aluminum Chassis!

PORTABLE TRIPOD BONFOTO B690A Lightweight Aluminum Tripod ($70.00) 

TripodProfessional: 360 degree horizontal swivel and 90 degree vertical platform with 3-way head allows you to take photos at any angle, which helps to ensure fast transitions between shots. The recommended max load capacity for this tripod is 17 lbs, 4 section leg, maximum Height: 55”. Main Features: This tripod is designed with double telescoping center columns, compact when folded and practical when extended, Includes a carry handle, foam grips on the base, and a center column hook for hanging additional accessories, or to add weight to the tripod for additional stabilization. Compact: Adjustable-height tripod is made of lightweight aluminum, weight just 2.6lbs (1.18kg) make it very suitable for outdoor, travel shooting. It can be folded 180 degree reversely, giving it a compact size of 14.5”, save your space and make it small enough to carry everywhere (included a portable tripod carrying bag)

Camera Bag  with padding and vintage look ($35.00)

BagMULTI-USE: Dual-use travel outdoor mirrorless camera bag, can hold 1*DSLR+2 extra lens +tripod +ipad +accessories . Take out the camera insert bag, you can turns it into a just a daily fashion messenger shoulder bag. HIGH-QUALITY: Made of high density durable nylon fabric, waterproof, shockproof and easy clean. 15mm thick layers of clapboard, protect your camera against damage, dust and scratches. Durable zipper, shoulder straps can adjustable length. MULTI-POCKET: Enough space and pockets to store your accessories such as a flash, battery, clothes, book. Designed for DSLR Digital Camera, like Sony, Canon, Nikon, Olympus. Size:14.9*9.1*7.1inch weigh: 0.85kg convenient and light weight for your outdoor shooting.

Bits and Pieces I recommend

Apple Lightning Adapter Original by Apple (order two extra)

Movo Lightning Cable Adapter Clips to stabilize your Lightning Adapter to 3.5mm adapter

Small folding reflector ($9.99)Reflector






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