Mobile filmmaking accessories to use with FiLMiC Pro
Optimal settings to shoot professional quality video
Best practices for before, during and after your shoot
A general knowledge of film or video terms and concepts is ideal, but not mandatory. We mention various gear, software and techniques that might sound unfamiliar otherwise. But, if you're a novice don't worry as you can learn along the way. However, this is NOT a filmmaking "how to" course. Here we focus on how to use the FiLMiC Pro app to help you create high quality videos and films.
A smartphone (or iPad) with the FiLMiC Pro app running version 6 (on iOS or compatible Android devices)
FiLMiC Pro is the industry leading mobile video & filmmaking app utilized around the globe. This is the camera app regularly used by the BBC. Hollywood director Steven Soderbergh also used it on two of his recent movies! And the great thing is it's available for anyone and everyone to do the same using iPhone or Android.
In this guide we'll start with the basics of getting to know the app, then learn how to use it to shoot professional quality video with your smartphone.
Covers these topics and more:
Choosing resolution and frame rate
Manually control white balance, exposure and focus
Using histograms, zebra stripes, and focus peaking
Setting up and shooting slow motion
Using presets to quickly repeat different shooting setups
Best audio settings
HDMI and wireless video monitoring
Best ways to transfer the video files from your phone for editing
Shooting with the Cinematographer Kit and log footage (plus a bonus color grading tutorial)
Hands-on gear demos (suggested camera rigs, gimbals and third-party lenses)
Overall Best Practices for before, during and after your FiLMiC Pro shoot
Top mobile filmmaking accessories (with direct links to Amazon and/or B&H)
Also included are any future key feature updates to the V6 app! Including Ultra Wide lens compatibility with the later iPhone models (now the iPhone 12)and info about the FiLMiC Pro DoubleTake app, 10-bit HDR and LogV3, etc.
- "I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this course to anyone wanting to know how to use Filmic Pro properly and wanting to better their cinematography." -Rico Y.
- "Extremely clear! The instructor clearly speaks at an excellent pace - not boringly slow or (worse) so fast that he cannot be understood." -George B.
- "Best produced course on FiLMiC Pro I've seen." -Eliot F.
- "Crystal clear! Great job. Thanks a lot for this course." -Antoine G.
- "Finished the course in roughly a weekend and learned at least 15 new things (actually stopped counting) that will help my filmmaking. Would recommend to anyone, of any level!" -Thomas M.
Who this course is for:
Indie filmmakers, YouTube creators, mobile journalists, documentary filmmakers, vloggers, educators, small business owners, corporate or real estate video producers, etc.
Whether you're a beginner just getting into smartphone video and using FiLMiC Pro or are somewhat experienced and looking to take your knowledge to the next level
Rating: 5.0 out of 510 months ago
This first section was loaded with great tips. I especially like the brief notes at the end of each subsection.
Now that I have gone through the course I am looking forward to making some great videos with FilMic Pro. This course provided a lot of valuable information about the app and other accessories to make movies on an iPhone. I recommend this to anyone.
8 sections • 41 lectures • 3h 43m total length
General Overview of the App Interface & Controls
Resolution, Frame Rates, Shutter & ISO
High ISO Example (Shooting in Low Light)
Section 3 - Recap Quiz #1
Histograms, White Balance & Live Analytics
Auto Mode (Exposure/ Focus) & Audio Settings
Presets, FiLMiC Sync & Content Management
Section 3 - Recap Quiz #2
Device Tab Settings & Features
Additional Settings: Stabilization, Hardware & More
Shooting Timelapse with FiLMiC Pro
Timelapse Example (2 & 10 Second Intervals)
Section 3 - Recap Quiz #3
Additional Resources & Links
White Balance Auto-Lock on Record
iPhone Ultra Wide Lens Compatibility
FiLMiC Library & DoubleTake App
Clean HDMI Output + More DJI Support
Dolby Vision 10-bit HDR
Shooting 10-bit LogV3
Pull-To-Point Automation (Focus Pulls & More)
HDMI & Wireless Monitoring (FiLMiC Remote App)
Archive Footage Wirelessly (with a Western Digital SSD)
The Mobile Filmmaking Academy is part of the iPhoneographers' popular YouTube channel and website. We make online filmmaking courses, tutorials, gear reviews, how-to videos, short films, and more including FiLMiC Pro LUT packs for color grading. We were founded by award-winning filmmaker Blake Calhoun and have been creating content with FiLMiC Pro since 2012.