OUR FAVORITE FILMMAKING

APPS + GEAR

GEAR + ACCESSORIES

CAMERA SUPPORT (Buyer's Guide)

GIMBALS (Buyer's Guide)

TRIPODS (Buyer's Guide)

LENS ADAPTERS / FILTERS / LIGHTS (Buyer's Guide)

MICROPHONES / RECORDERS

OTHER CAMERAS

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The above lists are primarily apps and gear that we've reviewed and/or use on a regular basis. For detailed insights on mobile filmmaking apps we'd suggest checking out Handheld Hollywood. Also, we primarily focus on iOS apps, however, many of these are cross-platform and will work on Android, too. For a comprehensive Android app resource download this PDF from our friends at the Smartfilming Blog.

  • To see all of the filmmaking gear we use to produce our YouTube show and more please visit our page on Kit. And the primary music we use in our work is from the Artlist (get 2 months free using this link).

  • Also, check out FilmConvert and CineMatch to take your mobile shot footage to the next level (or any footage for that matter - they both work great with any camera) and save 10% using our links.
     

  • If you need stock footage for for a project check out POND5 where you can buy just one clip at a time or get a subscription. It's nice to have options versus only offering a subscription model like most sites these days. They also have 30 million clips! SAVE 20% on your first purchase using our link

  • NEW! We now have "Video Kit" gear suggestion pages... Check out different recommendations for Minimalist, YouTuber and Filmmaker setups.

Some of the gear and/or apps may no longer be available or work with later iPhone or other smartphone models.

We use affiliate links from Amazon, B&H and more for some of our suggestions. A small commission is paid to us for any sales which helps support our website and YouTube channel - and it costs you nothing extra. Thank you!

We've also created gear recommendations on Amazon! We get lots of questions on the best way to start building a filmmaking kit and so here are some suggestions:

Smartphone Gear 101 - Getting Started

Smartphone Lenses, Rigs + Cases

Move Your Smartphone Camera! (Gimbals, Sliders + Dollies)

(See list above for other ideas & favorites. Not all gear is available on Amazon.)