12 Gifts for Filmmakers

Looking for the perfect gift for the videographer in your life? Here are 12 of our filmmaking favourites

 

RatRig V-Slider

Want to up your production values without breaking the bank? The 35cm long RatRig V-Slider is a robust camera slider that combines ball bearings and Delrin wheels to provide super-smooth movement on a budget.

 

RatRig V-Slider 35

£78

 

RØDE smartLav+

Looking to improve your audio on a budget? RØDE’s smartLav+ is a professional-grade lavalier microphone that connects directly to your smartphone or tablet’s 3.5mm socket. The microphone features a high quality omni-directional condenser capsule and foam pop shield, and can be recorded using RØDE’s Rec app (iOS) or any other audio app of your choice.

 

Rode SmartLav Plus Microphone for Smart Phones

£54

 

Delkin Fat Gecko Single Suction Mount

The Delkin Fat Gecko Single Suction Mount can attach to any smooth surface via its 3in plastic suction cup. Its durable build is designed to weather high-intensity sporting environments, ideal for mounting onto a surfboard, snowboard or even helmet. The device is able to hold loads of up to 1,800g and features 360 degree tilt, turn and rotation so you can easily achieve multiple angles.

 

Delkin Fat Gecko Mini Suction Mount

£29.99

 

X-Rite ColorChecker Video

Achieve consistent and accurate colour across different shooting situations and when using different cameras, with the X-Rite ColorChecker Video. This all-in-one, full-size and durable colour target should speed up your workflow and improve your production values. 

 

X-Rite ColorChecker Video

£117

 

Visible Dust Hurricane Blower

Attempting to remove dust by blowing on your sensor or lens isn’t recommended. Fortunately, the modest Hurricane Blower from Visible Dust is. This inexpensive item should be a permanent fixture in every filmmaker’s kitbag.

 

Visible Dust Hurricane Blower

 

RØDE VideoMic Go

The RØDE VideoMic Go is rather small. In fact, if you’re shooting on a DSLR or CSC, it could practically live on your camera! And, should you require better reference audio and are using a larger camera rig, this little microphone won’t take up much space.

 

Rode VideoMic Go

£55

 

Tenba Tools Cable Duo 8 - Cable Pouch

Every filmmaker owns a tangled mess of cables, chargers and other small accessories. Fortunately, Tenba’s Tools Cable Duo 8 offers a tidy and portable solution. This two-sided pouch features elastic loops to keep cables neatly stowed, is made from water-repellent material and is a compact 8.5in in length.

 

Tenba Tools Cable Duo 8 - Cable Pouch

£18.99

 

LaCie Rugged Mini Portable Hard Drive – 1TB

LaCie’s Rugged Mini Portable Hard Drive is the ideal companion when out in the field. Not only can this USB 3.0 device hold a respectable 1TB of data, it’s also shock-, rain- and pressure-resistant.

 

LaCie Rugged Mini Portable Hard Drive - 1TB

£76

 

Acrylic Clapperboard

Action! You can sync your off-camera audio by clapping your hands, but it doesn’t scream professional. A clapperboard might not seem like a priority investment, but when you’re filming multiple takes on multiple locations, it can really streamline the logging process.

 

Acrylic Clapperboard with Black and White Sticks

£42

 

Rosco GaffTac

Tape… as a gift? Any discerning filmmaker should be delighted to receive a roll of gaffer tape (the quick fix solution to so many problems), and it doesn’t get much better than Rosco's GaffTac. Not only does it provide excellent adhesion, but it won’t leave behind a sticky residue when removed.

 

Rosco GaffTac 48mmx50m Gaffer Tape Grey

£18.50

 

Lume Cube (Single)

Few LED lights are as durable and compact as the Lume Cube. This powerful 1500 lumen light is small enough to find a permanent home in your kitbag, and can provide both continuous and strobe lighting. It can even be controlled wirelessly via a smartphone!

 

Lume Cube Single - Black

£89.99

 

Sennheiser HD 380 PRO Headphones

A good pair of headphones is vital when creating quality audio. The closed circumaural design of Sennheiser’s HD380 PRO provides effective passive attenuation of ambient noise (up to 32dB), allowing you to isolate the audio you’re recording, without introducing active noise cancellation. They come with a carrying case too!

 

Sennheiser HD 380 PRO Headphones

£129

 

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