So you want to shoot video with your cell phone? (Updated 2019 list)
Right here on this page you will find links to my favorite products which I use for shooting quality video with Cell phones. You can easily find all of these on Amazon. Ready? Set! ORDER!
(NOTE: Just so you know, I use every one of these products listed below)
Universal Smartphone Tripod Adapter $7
This adapter is a little more “high end” and will last longer than most adapters. I prefer using this one. And it’s only $7 bucks! (updated 7/5/2019)
Link: Universal Smartphone Tripod Adapter
SanDisk Ultra 64GB microSDXC $13
You need a fast card for your phone for shooting video, and you need lots of storage as well. This is a class 10 card with up to 80 MB/s transfer speed. (i.e. FAST) I’ve purchased cheap cards before and that was a huge mistake. There is nothing worse than a card that loses all data! ScanDisk cards have never let me down. At $13 you can get two or three!!! (updated 7/5/2019)
Link: SanDisk Ultra 64GB microSDXC
Rode SmartLav+ Lavalier Microphone for iPhone and Smartphones $61 (List Price $90)
Best mic for iPhone or Android phones, I have 2 of these mics. I highly recommend them! (updated 7/5/2019)
Link: Rode SmartLav+ Mic
Manfrotto Aluminum Monopod $62.50
I use this with cell phones and DSLR cameras. Gives good balance when walking/shooting with cell phone.
Link: Manfrotto Aluminum Monopod
Want a super lightweight Carbon Fiber version? Check this out!
Link: Manfrotto Carbon Fiber Monopod
12 Foot Mic Cable Extension (3 ring cable) $7
This is the 12′ extension cable I use with the Rode SmartLav Mic for shooting interviews so I can stand back further and/or use tripod
Link: 12 Foot Mic Cable Extension
Products Used: Cell Phone Tripod Adapter, 64 Gig Class 10 ScanDisk card, Rode SmartLav+,Manfrotto Monopod, and 12 foot extension cable.
NOTE: The only reason I did not use the next product (woolie) in the video above, is because I forgot to pack it in my shoot bag. (Thankfully it was not windy that day)
Micover Slipover-Mini Windscreen for RODE SmartLav Lavalier SMLAV $18
Woolie wind screen I use for outdoor shoots. Goes over Rode SmartLav mic head. Cuts wind noise to virtually nothing. (just looks a little weird)
Link: SmartLav+ Woolie
Glide Gear Teleprompter Kit
Are you looking for a great teleprompter setup for your studio? This works with high end HD Video cameras, DSLR and YES even your cellphone!
I have a separate blog post about this one. iPad/Android teleprompter kit.
But wait! There’s More!
These next products are not “must have” tools for shooting video with a cell phone however, it’s nice to have them in your shoot bag.
Goliton® Mini Desktop Tripod Stand $7 (Can you believe this price?)
I use this mini tripod/pistol grip a lot. It is very cheaply made however it really works well. Especially if you need a to shoot a video with the phone sitting atop your desk.
Link: Mini Desktop Tripod Stand
Professional Lighting Kit $120
Fancierstudio 2400 Watt With Three Softbox Lights Simple Lighting kit which works great for shooting cell phone video. Easy to assemble and comes with a carrying bag.
Link: Professional Lighting Kit
10’x20′ Chromakey Green Screen $42
For your lighting kit, you need a green screen video background. (100% Cotton) I have a studio set up in my basement at my home. I stretched this screen across one wall.
Link: Studio Green Screen
TASCAM DR-40 4-Track Portable Digital Recorder
If you need a Professional quality hand held recorder this is only around $170! I use this in my recording studio for voice over recording. Love this baby! Highly recommended!
Link: TASCAM DR-40
Sony MDR7506 Professional Large Diaphragm Headphone $79.99
These are the headphones all the professional studio musicians and sound technicians use. I have 2 sets.
Link: Sony Headphones
Echo (2nd Generation) – Smart speaker with Alexa $99.99
If you are looking for a great Bluetooth speaker to connect with your phone, this one will rock your face off! I highly recommend this! The sound is great and has good bass. (Not kick-butt bass but it’s still good.)
Link: Echo by Amazon