Mobile Filmmaking: ND Filters for Your Phone

Mobile Filmmaking: ND Filters for Your Phone

Thanks to Polar Pro for sending out the Iris filters and Osmo counterweight!

The best camera is the one you have with you, and for most of us, that’s our phone. It’s CRAZY how good phone cameras have gotten in the past few years. Most phones can film exceptional footage right out of the box, but there are a few things you can do to take your mobile filmmaking skills to the next level.

When filming in bright conditions, neutral density (ND) filters are a must to keep shutter speeds low, which helps maintain natural looking motion in your footage.

PolarPro Iris ND Filter System:

Polar Pro Osmo Mobile Counterwight (also helpful if your phone case interferes with balance):

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By using ND filters and learning to take more manual control of your phone cinematography, it’s much easier to create great looking videos AND to seamlessly mix your phone footage with that from other cameras.

Episode 74: Mobile Filmmaking with ND Filters for Cinematic Footage!

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My name is Tom Buck. I’m a high school digital media teacher with a lifelong interest in video, photo, and tech. Basically, I’ve always had “too many” hobbies, but finding new ways to connect the dots and learn new things along the way has always been incredibly fun and interesting.

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