So you want to shoot video with your cell phone? (Updated 2018 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 $8
This adapter is a little more “high end” and will last longer than most adapters. I prefer using this one. And it’s only $8 bucks!
Link: Universal Smartphone Tripod Adapter
SanDisk Ultra 64GB microSDXC $23
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 $18 you can get two or three!!!
Link: SanDisk Ultra 64GB microSDXC
Rode SmartLav+ Lavalier Microphone for iPhone and Smartphones $79 (List Price $90)
Best mic for iPhone or Android phones, I have 2 of these mics. I highly recommend them!
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
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
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
I will be adding more suggestions soon!
Professional Sony Headphones
TASCAM digital audio recorder
Panasonic DSLR Cinematic Camera for REALLY shooting great video!
And much more!