• dralisashawn

7 Essentials for Filming with your iPhone

Aspiring Film-Makers

My students are always looking for ways to tell their stories through film-making. Visual storytelling is at the heart of evoking emotion from your audience. Like many film-makers, recent challenges can seem daunting when trying to find equipment that is both affordable and convenient.

Enter Zeadio

This company has created a smartphone video rig with mount handle, grip stabilizer that fits most iphones and smartphones. You can simultaneously grip the two handles that keep the cellphone balanced which greatly reduces shake.

Connect to Tripod

Aspiring film-makers can an LED light, microphone or other attachments. The Video Rig has handles on both sides to offer you a better grip. The special design will enable you to take steady shots and capture unique life's experiences. Individuals with autism can find this user friendly especially if they have fine motor difficulties. In addition, they can connect the rig to a tripod. When connected you can utilize the built-in pan/tilt function which can take smooth panned videos. The panned motion is similar to the motion of a person when they turn their head on their neck from left to right.

Connect to Stabilizer

When connected to a stabilizer, you can shoot motion videos at special angles.

This is great to track shooting the person or object for a close-up sequence.

Using a close-up method to enlarge and emphasize a part of a person or object in motion, can cause a strong artistic effect.

Connect to Slider

When connected to a slider, you can easily take smooth and quiet motion videos or tracking shooting videos.Precision bearing stable construction of slider can achieve more smoothly sliding, and help create a smooth and noiseless video.

With a slider, you can also take Time-lapse videos very easily.


Some simple upgrades can increase the production value. Many of my students have chosen to use both the Ulanzi Ultra Bright LED Video Light and the Movo VXR10 Universal Video Microphone with Shock Mount. These items are extremely affordable and work together to create a stunning product.

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