PTJ 122: A Do-It-Yourself Video Extravaganza

In this super-sized episode it’s all about the video!

PTJ roving reporter Jocelyn Gonzales talks to filmmaker Anthony Artis and director/producer Pete Chatmon about how to shoot great video with a smartphone.

In the comprehensive segment the discussion includes tips for manually controlling cameras on both iOS and Android phones and how having a good directional microphone is critical for shooting great video. Here are some links to a range of microphones you can use on your mobile device:

Stereo Mics

Edutige iMicrophone
Rode smartLav+ Lavalier Microphone for iPhone and Smartphones

Additional lenses for smartphones also help budding smartphone directors shoot like professionals. Products from Schneider OpticsOlloclip, and Photojojo offer external solutions that allow you to bypass the phones limited lens options.

Also on the show J.D. tells us how we can record time-lapse video and stop-motion animation with our iOS and Android phones and tablets.

Last but certainly not least we serve up a heaping helping of tech news with an extra dose of snark, just the way you like it.

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