With native apps like iMovie and GarageBand, and the right mobile accessories, you can put together a fly photo shoot, movie, interview, or podcast from your iPhone that looks and sounds like you have a million-dollar production studio in your basement.
GripTight GorillaPod Stand – $22
There’s nothing like wobbly footage to mess up an otherwise perfect video. Any video buff will tell you to stop trying to hold your camera, or in this case, your iPhone, and use a tripod. Not only does it stiffen up your footage, it frees up your hands to do other things, like talk with them. The Joby GripTight GorillaPod Stand looks funky, but is known for its versatility as your can pretty much position it in any…position to get the right shot.
Olloclip 4-in-1 Lens – $80
iPhone camera quality is no slouch. Which is why most people leave their “point and shoot” at home and opt for their smartphone…that you can also make calls with. If you’re looking to squeeze even more quality footage from your iPhone, add-on lenses like the Olloclip 4-in-1 Lens offers (you guessed it) 4 additional lenses (Fisheye, Wide-Angle, 10 & 15x Macro) in one small attachment that fits right over your current iPhone camera. As an added bonus, the latest 4-in-1 lens works for both the rear and front-facing camera if you’re looking to take your selfie game to the next level (ugh).
iRig Mic Field – $100
Can’t focus on video and forget audio. They go hand in hand like Nancy Kerrigan and Tonya Harding, the New England Patriots and cheating, Kanye West and his love for Beyonce at awards shows. While the iPhone camera is hot, the microphone is nawl, so attachments like the iRig Mic Field is small enough to fit in your pants pocket, but can amp up the standard iPhone mic to capture crisp and clear audiophile sound while canceling out any unwanted noise.
Mophie Powerstation – $80
Adding all those attachments to your iPhone will definitely drain the battery faster than Uber can drain your bank account during “surge pricing” periods. There’s feeling like filming an important shot and running out of juice. To make sure you have quick access to power without stopping the show, the Mophie Powerstation external battery charger can keep your filming going while you’re on a roll (see what I did there?)
Skooba Cable Stable Mini – $28
While not an actual gadget, you need a way to organize your mobile production studio and all the associated components. If you’re not really feeling carrying around another huge bag, the Skooba Design Cable Stable Mini is big enough to fit all of the above gadgets and gizmos, yet small enough to fit in “danger zone” you call a laptop bag…And no, that candy from last year’s conference nestled down in the bottom of your bag is not okay to eat…
No affiliate links were harmed in the making of this post