ESSENTIAL PHONE VIDEO ACCESSORIES
DJI OSMO MOBILE 2
Designed as a grip for your mobile phone, the OSMO Mobile 2 gimbal features fast precision motors that work to stabilise footage and take out any wobbles that might naturally occur. A small joystick, direct control buttons and an app give you all the tools you need for serious mobile filmmaking. $209, dji.com
OLLOCLIP FILMER’S KIT
One issue with mobile filming is the lack of lens variety. Olloclip is the solution. This specially designed kit includes a Telephoto, Super-wide, Ultrawide and Fisheye/Macro lens, outfitting you plenty of options and more control over the creative look of your movie. $329.95, olloclip.com
The Volt is Steadicam’s latest mobile gimbal, built to take smooth video footage to a level even beyond the DJI. Incorporating electronic three-axis stabilisation from drone makers Yuneec, the Volt is unique in as far as it can be used with or without motor assist. It also features a fully featured app that’s both iOS and Android compatible.
04 MANFROTTO TWISTGRIP
The TwistGrip is at the heart of the Manfrotto mobile range and is essentially a clamp that holds your camera. On its base is a ¼-inch thread that enables the TwistGrip to be mounted to almost any tripod, or to Manfrotto’s Ergonomic Handle and Accessory Bar ($95), which enables the mounting of gadgets like the Røde Video Micro.
More than just storage, the GNARBOX 2 firstly enables you to download the footage shot from your phone to its internal drive, then gives you the option to edit it. The GNARBOX is a power boost for your mobile and a true essential for mobile filmmakers.
From US$299 ($403), gnarbox.com
RØDE VIDEO MICRO
This small mic has taken the vlogging world by storm. When it comes to recording audio for your film, the compact Røde Video Micro cuts out all of the complexity. Plug it in and go – no batteries, no fuss. Just great audio capture.