Motionographer® 5 Issues You Want To Begin Making Movies (With Your Cellphone!)

If you wish to make a movie, it’s simple to get slowed down desirous about cameras and equipment.

I’m right here to inform you don’t want any of that to make a movie folks will love.

Almost definitely, you have already got every little thing you want. So, no extra excuses; let’s get to it.

You’ll be able to watch the video, or if you happen to desire to learn, simply scroll on down. (Studying learners, I get you.)


You don’t want a number of gear.

Don’t get slowed down with tools. Gear just isn’t the key sauce to creating one thing cinematic. The story, composition, directing actors, and sound are the weather that make one thing cinematic.

By cinematic, I imply one thing inventive. One thing that can transport your viewer emotionally. That’s the purpose. All the time.


The important gear you must make a movie in your telephone.

You’ll want your telephone and the native digicam app. And a lens material.

Maintain the lenses clear. Wipe them down typically. That’s it. Nothing else is required. You’ll be able to cease studying and make a film proper now. Bye!

Non-obligatory equipment.

ND Filter.

The telephone digicam controls the publicity by adjusting the shutter velocity and ISO.

However I like movement blur, so I take advantage of an ND filter over the lenses so the digicam retains the shutter Pace gradual.

Wi-fi mics.

When you have actors, use a compact wi-fi mic system just like the DJI or Rode Go II.

When you have actors, they should sound good!

Be taught the key methodology of the professionals to mic up your actors.

Don’t clip the transmitter to their shirt. It’s a nasty look and a horrible sound. Use a lav mic and the next method to get the very best lav sound, no cloth noise and no seen mics.

What you’ll want

  • Compact wi-fi mics: Rode Go II / DJI (or your most well-liked system)
  • Moleskin felt pads out of your native pharmacy
  • Prime stick (It’s double-sided tape strips used for toupees)

Begin by slicing two strips of the moleskin felt the identical width because the mic. Take one strip and wrap it across the mic.

Make certain it’s even with the highest of the mic and doesn’t go over or cowl it.

Subsequent, peel the again aspect of the Prime Stick strip off. It’s tremendous sticky. Deal with with care.

Place the wrapped mic down on the middle of the highest stick strip. The underside of the mic, the place the wire comes out, ought to be aligned with the sting of the highest stick strip. That is necessary later.

Subsequent, peel the backing of the second felt strip off and place the middle of the strip on the mic. Rigorously flatten the strip across the mic and down onto the highest stick. Do that on a desk or flat floor as a result of it’s necessary for the highest stick aspect to be flat.


Now you’re finished.

To use the mic, hand it to your actor and get them to peel off the highest stick cowl like a bandaid.

The mic ought to be positioned within the heart of their sternum. It ought to be connected to their innermost layer of clothes so the mic is towards their pores and skin.


Keep in mind 

  • The sticky aspect ought to be utilized to their garments. Not their pores and skin.
  • Attaching the mic might be complicated. Display the method on your self earlier than handing it to your actor.
  • By no means put the lav in your actor with out asking permission and letting them know the place your arms will go on their physique. This is essential. All the time ask permission earlier than touching anybody. Please.

Go on the market and make one thing…

…and put up it on-line for the world to see.

Half the battle is delivery. Even if you happen to don’t assume it’s nice, put up it. Placing your work out there’s a crucial a part of being an artist. We’d like your voice, and it’ll make you a greater filmmaker simply by sharing the work you produce.

Don’t have any concepts? Not a author? That’s okay.

For some inspiration, you may try one in every of my YouTube channels, Karrased.

Shot and edited on my iPhone, it’s utterly improvised. The actors and I choose a day, a time, and a location to satisfy, and we make up every little thing on the spot.

Nothing, not one of the eventualities, concepts, or something is believed up earlier than we meet that day.

I’m additionally taking part in with filming methods, gear, and apps.

It’s a enjoyable experiment. And all of us have a very good time making one thing.

I hope you discovered this beneficial and I can’t wait to see what you make.