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These 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 our partner site CineMoti if you need unique quality stock footage for your indie project (and use discount code SAVE50 to get 50% off all orders).

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 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.)

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