The Ultimate Buying Guide For Mobile Filmmakers

Satisfy the film connoisseur in your life by gifting them cameras cables, tripods, and more.

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Filmmaking is getting bigger and bigger every year, particularly within smartphones. Gear is an important aspect to a filmmaker’s tool box, and helping the creative in your life with the gadgets they want is crucial. From drones, lenses, tripods, filters, and more — there’s always something else they could use. Taking inspiration from the filmmakers at Moment, as well as our friends within the filmmaking community, here’s our top products that you should give to anyone looking to create high-quality movies with their phone.

At A Glance...

Zhiyun's SMOOTH 5 makes cinematic filming with your smartphone possible. The industry standard 3 axis design allows movements in all angles to be amazingly smooth, even in extreme angles, Take advantage of the full-control panel, paired with the ZT Cami app to film all you want, all you do, and all you love.

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Smooth 5 Smartphone Gimbal

Looking for a great smartphone gimbal? The SMOOTH 5 makes cinematic filming easy with 3-axis stabilization and intuitive controls straight from the handle.

Buy for $149.99

We’re always on the hunt for the lightest, most minimal setup that gives us the highest quality results, and this Shure microphone kit does that. We love that you don’t have to jerry rig a bunch of gear together - this kit has everything you need to capture great mobile audio recordings. It includes a mini Manfrotto tripod, phone clamp & shoe-mount, Shure MV88+ microphone, foam windshield for light wind, and USB-C and lightning cables. Everything comes in an awesome roll up pouch that keeps all your gear in one place. Pair with the free ShurePlus MOTIV Video App to gain onscreen control of your audio, and choose audio format and audio capture mode.

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MV88+ Microphone Video Kit for iOS and USB-C

Looking to capture amazing audio and video on your phone, while still being light and minimal? The Shure MV88+ Microphone Video Kit has everything you need!

Buy for $224.00

The 67mm filter mount is the best way to use a filter over the triple lens camera on new devices like the iPhone 11 Pro. Its low profile design and precise geometry means no vignetting over the ultra wide (with most filters, VND filters may cause vignetting), and seamless transition between cameras with the same filter attached. The easily attachable, precision machined aluminum mount clamps securely onto your phone, with or without a case on. Unlike other mobile filter solutions that block the mic hole, it actually allows you to use the audio from your phone’s rear facing microphone while filming. We achieved this by machining a speaker grill into the mount and bonding a sound permeable membrane to allow audio pass through. Don’t worry though, it doesn’t let any light in. The whole mount forms a tight seal to the phone, meaning no light is let through the cracks for the cleanest image possible.

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67mm Phone Filter Mount

Wanna mount standard filters on your smartphone? The 67mm Phone Filter Mount is the best way to use any 67mm lens filter over a multi-lens smartphone camera

Buy for $29.99

The TablePod Pro kit includes an Arca-Swiss style plate and adjustable phone holder with a cold shoe mount that fits most smartphones, an adjustable phone holder, and Benro’s ArcaSmart70, the revolutionary 2-in-1 camera plate and smartphone adapter with cold shoe mount. Two built-in 90° notches allow for quick switching between Landscape and Portrait orientations. Two ¼”-20 mounts allow you to attach additional accessories. The rubber feet provide stability on whatever surface you’re shooting. With the built-in ballhead, you can level your shot with ease. The head also features 360° pan rotation with built-in pan scale, and an arca-swiss compatible plate with 3-way screw for easy mounting. Both TablePod tripods include a case.

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Tabletop Tripod Pro Kit

Doing a lot of self-recording lately? The Benro Tabletop Tripod Pro Kit will hold your phone or camera when you're doing photography, video, or Zoom calls

Buy for $118.97

LumeCube's Panel Mini Bi-Color LED is made for the videographers and photographers who move quickly and need their lighting to adapt to any shooting condition. Featuring an adjustable dial for increasing/decreasing temperature and brightness, the Panel Mini also has an intelligent LCD display that gives you immediate feedback on how long the LED will last at each brightness setting. Weighing in at 85 grams and as thin as an iPhone, with tripod mounts on the bottom and side, the pocket sized Panel Mini is perfect for your next all day adventure.

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Lume Cube

Panel Mini

Arguably the best small value for money Bi-color LED light! The Lume Cube Panel Mini is made for creators who need a compact yet powerful lighting solution

Buy for $69.99

Using Qualcomm's advanced Quick Charge 3.0 technology, the PowerCore+ allows compatible devices to charge 85% faster. Get up to 8 hours of use from just 15 minutes of charging. Exclusive to Anker, PowerIQ and VoltageBoost technologies combine to provide universal full speed charging for non-Quick Charge devices, up to 2.4 amps per port. PowerCore+ 26800 is one of the world's highest capacity portable chargers, with over a week of power in the palm of your hand.

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PowerCore+ 26800 - Power Bank

Fast charge your devices in no time on the go! Use the Anker PowerCore+ 26800 that has Quick Charge 3.0 technology and a huge high capacity battery inside

Buy for $69.99

Need to step it up from the internal audio on your camera or phone? The Wavo from JOBY is your next purchase! This powerful but lightweight Microphone features an ABS body for durability and a Hytrel® Double Point Duo-Lyre® designed to isolate unwanted vibrations. Wavo is a unidirectional, high quality and shock-isolated mic that focuses on the subject and the user's voice making it perfect for vloggers and filmmakers. The Super Cardioid polar pattern focuses on the user's voice from the crowd. The base allows for attachment via locking cold shoe mount or 1⁄4 20 for added security. For added sound clarity the supplied foam windshield helps to remove those unwanted ambient distractions.

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Wavo Mobile - Micro Shotgun Microphone for Phones

We know you're on a budget but still want a good microphone. The Joby Wavo Mobile is a lightweight, on-camera mic for mobile filmmakers, run-and-gun shooters

Buy for $39.95

The Moment Anamorphic Lens with Blue Flare brings that early 1960’s cinematic look to your phone. Inspired by JJ Abrams films, this lens gives you that brighter, sci-fi looking flare when shooting into headlights, street lights, or directional lights. To create these classic anamorphic lenses we tailored our blue coatings to produce a distinct flare that works well with all the latest camera phones. Designed with our premium cinema glass, you get edge-to-edge clarity and true Anamorphic flare.

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Anamorphic Lens - Blue Flare

Get that unique wide cinematic film look on your phone with the Moment Anamorphic Lens Blue Flare! It gives you bright blue flares and a 1.33x widescreen look

Buy for $99.99

Making a film on your phone? Getting the right exposure can be tricky. In this lesson, Moment's Head Filmmaker Caleb Babcock walks you through how to get the best exposure in multiple environments. You'll learn the best settings to use to take full advantage of your phone's camera, and which apps can help you get the perfect shot.

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Shooting with Your Phone: Apps & Settings with Caleb Babcock

Moment Filmmaker Caleb Babcock teaches how to get cinematic footage for your film on your mobile phone. Learn how to get the best shots and utilize apps.

Buy for $15.00

Andy To is famous for blowing minds with what you can capture on your phone. His cinematic style is so unique that Apple often calls on him to show off what you can do with their new iPhones. Now Andy wants to take you to Japan and teach you everything he has learned — from the gear he uses, the techniques he’s mastered, all the way to his editing workflow. At the end of this lesson, you’ll have practical skills that you can apply to make your videos look incredible. This lesson is broad to anyone learning how to shoot a smooth, cinematic video on your phone. Although he teaches this lesson entirely on his iPhone, many techniques apply to any camera.

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Mobile Filmmaking: Learn to Shoot Cinematic Videos with Andy To

Andy To teaches you how to shoot smooth, cinematic video on your phone. Learn his shooting techniques, gear recommendations, and editing process.

Buy for $50.00

In the last few weeks, we've seen tons of requests for the perfect digital content creation kit. Whether you're Jimmy Fallon doing an at-home late-night show or a newly work-from-home content team, this kit will help you steal the show.

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Mobile Filmmaker Starter Kit

Here's all the gear in one that you'll need to make high-quality content away from the studio! Go and create with the Moment Mobile Filmmaker Starter Kit!

Buy for $273.88

Escape the clinical, ultra-sharp look of digital with this specialty glass. Available in densities of 5%, 10%, and 20%, they not only catch and bloom light but soften hard edges and provide a smoothing effect on skin tones, making wrinkles less noticeable. The glass itself is made by fusing a microlayer of NanoBlack particulates between two layers of top-grade Japanese filter glass, allowing us to maintain full image quality. Be sure to also get a mount!

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CineBloom Diffusion Filters

You wanna capture dreamy, film-like footage on your camera or smartphone? The Moment CineBloom Diffusion Filters are the secret sauce! Available in 5%, 10%, 20%

Buy for $42.49

Similar to our new Tripod Mount, our pro version adds an adjustable standard cold shoe mount on top of it. Designed to work with any standard 1/4”-20 tripods or handles, you can now shoot in landscape and portrait mode without a phone clamp. Compatible with or without a case, this mount also includes our proprietary (M)Force magnet array which is even stronger than standard accessories, giving you extra confidence your phone won’t fall off. Beyond being extra strong the mount is lightweight, compact, and easy to use.

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Tripod Mount - for MagSafe®

The most seamless way to mount your phone! Turn any tripod MagSafe compatible using Moment Tripod Mount. Attach accessories with the included cold shoe mount

Buy for $59.49

Created by the filmmakers at Moment, this is the first mount compatible for MagSafe that includes (2) 3/8” female threads and (3) 1/4”-20 female threads. It allows you to mount your phone wherever you want using any 1/4”-20 or 3/8” accessory. Magic arms, tripods, rig mounts, ball heads, you name it… we let you mount your phone to it with magnets. Usable with or without a case, this mount also includes our proprietary (M)Force magnet array which is even stronger than standard accessories, giving you extra confidence your phone won’t fall off.

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Multi Threaded Mount - for MagSafe®

Love magnets? We do too! Mount your phone to any 1/4”-20 or 3/8” accessory using The Moment Multi-Threaded Mount for MagSafe®, the first mount of its kind

Buy for $42.49

Osmo Mobile 6 is an intelligent smartphone stabilizer packed with creative features. It's not only compact and easily foldable to fit in your palm, but also launches automatically once unfolded to capture shots at a moment's notice. Get dynamic angles and perfect selfies by using the built-in extension rod. A whole host of intelligent functions and guides are at your disposal. The DJI Mimo app facilitates efficient shooting, editing, and sharing, allowing you to catch every unforgettable moment.

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Osmo Mobile 6

Looking for a convenient hassle free smartphone gimbal? The DJI Osmo Mobile 6 is building on years of knowledge and is the go-to folding phone gimbal for most.

Buy for $159.00

The MC is Aputure’s first light to include full Hue, Saturation, & Intensity (HSI) color control. With 360° of hue and 100 levels of saturation adjustment, you have the power to conveniently reproduce any color, all in the palm of your hand. The Aputure MC isn’t just a light that relies on Red, Green, and Blue LEDs. By adding two additional white LEDs — one balanced at tungsten and a second at daylight — the Aputure MC is an impossibly small light that competes with industry giants.

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MC RGB On Camera LED Light

You want the ultimate pocket size RGB LED light? The Aputure MC is arguably the best in this category. Use the Sidus Link app unlocks even more of its features

Buy for $90.00

The new and improved Moment travel case with weatherproof materials and ruggedized construction. When using our current travel cases in the field, we realized we needed more protection from the elements during more mountainous adventures. So we decided to make a weatherproof version for our more adventurous customers.

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Weatherproof Mobile Lens Carrying Case

Pack and keep your Moment gear safe! The new and improved Moment travel case fits 4 lenses and gear, with weatherproof materials and ruggedized construction.

Buy for $42.49

This lens is what we call a full frame fisheye because it allows you to use the full image sensor on the latest camera phones with no dark corners or vignetting. This means you get a crisp image edge to edge, using 15% more of the image sensor than our Fisheye 15mm. This lens is also sharper than ultra wide, especially on the edges. This is due to our additional elements of bi-aspheric glass, an all new optical design, and the fact that our lens mounts over the built-in wide lens letting in 25% more light on top of a higher resolution camera. Best of all, this lens works in Night mode when an ultra wide lens does not. All in, this is the widest and sharpest lens you can shoot on a phone.

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Fisheye 14mm Lens

Get everything in frame! The NEW Moment Fisheye 14mm Lens is wider than an ultra-wide and cheaper than a GoPro. With a 170 degree huge field of view

Buy for $87.09

The SmallRig Standard Universal Mobile Phone Cage is designed to fit most smartphones in the market. It’s compatible with smartphone width from 63mm to 86mm. It features a spring-loaded clamp for quick attach/detach of the phone with a greater locking force. The cage comes with multiple 1/4”-20 threaded holes and two cold shoes for attaching a tripod, LED light, microphone, etc.

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Beastcage iPhone Camera Cage

Taking iPhone filmmaking seriously? The Moment Lens compatible Beastgrip Beastcage has a precise fit without any setup and a plethora of mounting options

Buy for $139.00

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