Exciting times lie ahead in the world of on the fly video making. Facebook, Youtube and Twitter’s Periscope are all getting on the live streaming bandwagon. This opens up new territory regarding creative video production, formats and content.

So what’s the best kit to use to film live with your mobile phone?

There are a lot of technologies and apps making waves following the success of Tangerine, the award-winning film produced entirely on an iphone using the filmic pro app and DJI rig.  Image stabilization has had a big upgrade thanks to DJI again, specifically the DJI Osmo that motorised gimbal that connects to your mobile phone as a monitor/broadcast unit via wifi.

DJ Osmo motorised gimbal

As far as I’m aware however, the DJI locks you into using their DJI Go app. Although it’s easy to share clips from the app, you aren’t able to stream live.

There is a solution out there, being the GoPro / Periscope link up, which is amazing. Check out this scope of Mitch Oates swimming with dolphins, streamed live on periscope! https://www.periscope.tv/w/1mnGeDgomBrKX

All this is well and good. But don’t chase the tech I say, chase the goal.  You don’t need to drop hundreds of dollars on a go-pro to create decent enough quality live video.  Especially when there are some quieter intriguing competitors out there. For instance for a great Go-Pro alternative for under €60 check the EOSCN

If you want to just dive in and actually get going with the creative task at hand here’s a solution I found, the abeast cinema mount, available for £55.00 on amazon. It’s not particularly well known but it’s GREAT!

Below you can see pics and overview but here’s a ‘technical’ pilot I experimented with, called Crumb_

An overview of the abeast universal mobile phone mount

Universal rig for interchangeable lenses, strap, cold shoe and fixturesThe Main Event! Universal rig for interchangeable lenses, strap, cold shoe and fixtures

Telephoto, wide, fisheye, 8 star and blue gradient filters

Lenses that come included with the kit

Always nice to get a bag, and this one has internal pockets.

Even comes with a bag. Always nice to get a bag, and this one has internal pockets.