VIDEO KITS | Filmmaker

Gear & app suggestions for more advanced mobile video & filmmaking setups.

WHO IS THIS FOR?

Indie filmmakers, YouTubers, vloggers, mobile journalists, documentary & travel filmmakers, corporate or real estate video creators, and serious video enthusiasts/hobbyists.

WHAT DO WE RECOMMEND?

These kits include (or can include) everything in the Minimalist setups (check out those kits to add gear, as needed), but expands on those for more involved & professional scenarios including shooting in a studio or on location. If you're serious about video production it's a good idea to have multiple setups for different kinds of work. For example, you might use a Minimalist setup for a vacation shoot and then a Filmmaker setup for a short film. 

Please note: These suggestions are the primary accessories you will need to shoot high-quality video on most jobs, but they are likely not everything you'll need as each shoot will be different and can require other things.

Below are different configurations with purchase links. These are suggestions based upon years of hands-on experience. And please note, many of these options could be mixed & matched within the different setups.

FILMMAKER • SETUP #1

This can work with a variety of phone models:

FILMMAKER • SETUP #2

This can also work with a variety of phone models:

*Which lenses to buy is a subjective call, so go with what you need, but regarding filters we'd suggest getting a 2-5 stop variable ND or get individual 3 to 5 stop solid ND filters. Polarizers and mist filters are useful too, but not mandatory like ND. And both Moment and Sandmarc have different ways to mount their filters to the lenses.

FILMMAKER • SETUP #3

This will only work with the iPhone 11 or 12 Pro/Pro Max:

*You can mount Moment lenses to the LiteChaser Pro system (which is great), but when you do you'll need to add a Moment ND filter mount as the PolarPro do not work on external lenses. Optionally, you could use the Moondog Lab Multi-Camera Filter Mount to use additional filters that you already own or that are not offered by PolarPro (but it does not work with third-party lenses).

LIGHTING

These are optional suggestions that can work for all setups depending on the job:

VIDEO CAMERA APPS

ALTERNATIVE & OPTIONAL GEAR

 

For more gear suggestions be sure to check out the main Apps + Gear page
and/or the Buyer's Guides from the menu above.

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