Content is king.
As tech gets more advanced and apps like Tiktok proliferate, you no longer need heavy, expensive cameras. Most smartphones these days come with camera functions and quality: HD and 4K resolutions are now the standard.
Yet, what sets the regular content creator apart from others is the accessories they use to film with.
We’re rounding up some our favourite phone filming accessories that’ll help you up your content game. From flattering ring lights and quality vlogging stabilisers, read on for the full list.
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Lighting is often overlooked. Yet, it is one of the most defining differences between amateur and professional content creators. Ring lights are particularly favoured as it produces perfectly balanced lighting that evenly distributes itself on every side of the model or object. This LED ring light from Selens comes with three different colour temperatures and is dimmable for different needs.
Those who want to document their time around the house (or outdoors now that Phase 2 is in place) will need a gimbal to help stabilise their video shots. You no longer need to worry about shaky footage as you vlog: gimbals use motion-detecting abilities and mechanics to pivot your phone while you tilt, pan and roll so that you’ll get fluid, smooth footage while you’re on the move.
Needless to say, a tripod is necessary for any shoot, be it a Tik Tok dance video, a time-lapse of cookies in the oven, or a just a simple makeup tutorial. This lightweight option comes with a triangle support bracket for steady support, as well as a 360-degree switch so that you can angle your phone in any direction.
If you lean towards creating musical content, podcasts or voiceovers for vlogs, a good microphone should be on your list. This option from Audio Technica comes with a built-in headphone jack and volume control, which allows you to directly monitor your microphone signal with no delay. It also comes with a tripod desk stand for easy tabletop use.
Even with a tripod, having to walk back and forth to your phone to set a timer can be tedious and time-consuming. To counter this problem, all you need is a wireless Bluetooth shutter. This simple solution allows you to multiple shots for the perfect portrait, no effort needed.