Module 09: How to Shoot a Self Submission

Segment 01: Smartphone Set Up

Before we get started, be sure to install the FiLMiC Pro app for either your iPhone or Android device.

Then be sure to download and review the FiLMiC Pro manual.

And lastly, be sure to sign up and download the Vimeo app onto your smartphone.


FiLMiC Pro for iPhone

FiLMiC Pro v6 is the most advanced video camera for mobile. Ever.

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FiLMiC Pro for Android

FiLMiC Pro is the gold standard of mobile video and was recently used to film the Sundance hit “TANGERINE”.

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FiLMiC Pro Manual

FiLMiC Pro offers both a full manual for iPhones, Apple Watches, and Android devices.

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Vimeo is video + you. We put your videos first and give you the best ways to share, discover, and be inspired.

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Velbon Videomate 638/F 3-Sec Heavy Duty Geared Tripod & Carrying Case

When using a smartphone, the device is small enough that you won't need a large tripod.

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Cell Phone Tripod Adapter

CELL PHONE TRIPOD ADAPTER fits phones from 2.17" to 3.37" wide such as: iPhone SE 7 6S 6S Plus 6 6 Plus 5S 5C 5 4s 4 as well as Samsung Galaxy S7 S6 S5 S4 S3 S2 and many others.

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Neewer Photography 160 LED Studio Lighting Kit

The Neewer CN-160 helps to ensure perfect settings for your photography or video subject.

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On Stage MS7201B Round Base Microphone Stand, Black

An industry standard! The MS7201 is one of the most popular microphone stands ever made.

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On Stage MY200 Universal Microphone Clip

Spring-loaded clip. 5/8 inch 27 female threaded insert in plastic base.

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Audio-Technica ATR-3350IS Omnidirectional Condenser Lavalier Microphone for Smartphones with Accessory Bundle

This high-quality condenser is ideal for video. It includes an adapter for instant compatibility with newer smartphones (Android, iPhone, more).

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iPhone 7 Splitter

In order to use the lavalier mic on an iPhone 7, you'll need this adapter to split the power and input signal to bypass the Bluetooth function.

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Zoom H1 Handy Portable Digital Recorder

In case you want to record your audio separately, I recommend picking up one of these portable digital recorders.

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Flexible Tripod for Smartphones

If you want to save on money and space, pick up one of these small flexible tripods for your smartphone.

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Clamps for Backdrop and Focus Card

You'll need these handy clamps to secure any backdrop and focus card when you're shooting by yourself.

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Gray Muslin Backdrop

In case you don't have a gray wall, you can always pick up a gray muslin backdrop.

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Focus Card

Download this focus card and print it out onto card stock.  Clamp the focus card onto the mic stand for your stand in.

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How do you edit and upload your video file?

Now that you've shot your video submission on your smartphone, you'll need to edit and upload your audition.

See you in Segment 02:  Editing and Uploading From Your Smartphone