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Handsfree iPhone Cinematography 4-Axis Slider Setup

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Today’s modern filmmaker needs cameras and tools to help get the shot with minimal assistance. We are making videos about all sorts of topics and want our content to stand out. Many of the filmmaking tools out there can do a lot, but sometimes you have to create your own tools out of what’s available. That is what I did with the ROV Pro Everday Slider and the Movi Cinema Robot. Product Links (Amazon)Movi Cinema Robot: https://jer.fyi/moviROV Pro Everyday Slider: https://jer.fyi/rovproArca Swiss Mini Plate: https://jer.fyi/arcaminiplateArca Swiss Clamp: https://jer.fyi/arcaclamp Hey, what’s up? It’s Jerad with Ditch Auto and this contraption here is a full motion slider that I concocted out of a couple of different things for a mobile phone, like an iPhone or your new Galaxy S10. So what do you do when you want to get those super smooth shots? And yes, I know that your phone cameras have some stabilization built into them and they do a good job, but what about those cool shots that you just couldn’t possibly get unless you had some sort of a system? Maybe you’re by yourself and you want to get some cool B-roll shots like this one. That is right. That shot was done completely hands free. I did not touch anything other than hitting start and letting it go. And I acted in my own scene. And a scene like that can be easily done on an iPhone with a setup like this. So let’s break down what I’ve got going on here. So what …

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Week #16 – Smartphone – Photo Challenge

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The camera we have with us most often is likely our Smartphone. Smartphone cameras have come a long way over the years and can rival point-and-shoot style cameras these days if the lighting conditions are right. This week I want you to focus on using your smartphone camera. If your phone’s camera has a manual camera option, use that. If not, download a manual camera app and try to use manual camera settings to capture your photos. After you have taken some photos with your smartphone, us a smartphone app to edit your photo, and then upload it directly to the Ditch Auto Week #16 Album. Have fun!! Upload your Week #16 challenge photos to the new Album in the Ditch Auto Group: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.1505516772805519&type=1 Here are some app suggestions for this week’s smartphone challenge: Manual Camera Apps for iPhone: Manual – https://goo.gl/SDxbA7 ProCam 4 – https://goo.gl/Hckcrw VSCO – https://goo.gl/M5gjQi Lightroom Mobile – https://goo.gl/v0AHNf Manual Camera Apps for Android Manual Camera – https://goo.gl/cPn7y3 Open Camera – https://goo.gl/233LVw Camera FV-5 – https://goo.gl/DDQoD VSCO – https://goo.gl/EvD8wY Lightroom Mobile – https://goo.gl/oZZu3G If you post your photos to your social media accounts, use the hashtag #ditchautochallenge Here are a few example photos of “smartphone photos” that I have captured. Please challenge yourself to take new photos this week. I am sure you have some fantastic photos that fit the challenge but the goal of this challenge is to get out and take new photos. Feel free to take all week to work on this challenge. There is no hurry. The reason …