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How To: Become a Filmmaker

Want to become a director and producer of your own movie on a minimal budget? Here’s how…

First, you’ll need a smartphone with a good camera. The good news is there are plenty out there - whether it’s the iPhone, iPhone 6+, Samsung Galaxy S6 or LG G4, you can be sure to find the one that’s right for you! However, luckily for us, many professional videographers believe that the iPhone is the best choice when it comes to filmmaking.

If you’ve got a tiny bit of budget to use, it’s worth investing in a good external lens, a tripod, an external microphone, and some basic but good lighting.

When choosing a lens kit, make Bridge Optix your first choice. If you’re looking for an external microphone, AR101 Audio Retriever is a good one to choose. What’s more, to save time and eliminate any sort of hassle you can pick up the iRig PRE, which allows you to connect a microphone directly to your handset – at a cost of £22.

The next tip is pretty simple: keep practicing. Have you heard the saying: “practice makes perfect?” Don’t expect to make a masterpiece on your first attempt. What’s more, there are many chances in a day to record some good footage so you’ve just got to take them!

Last but by no means least, choose a great editing app. We’d recommend ReVu, of course! Here’s why…