12 Stocking Fillers for Filmmakers

 

Looking for a festive treat or the perfect gift for your filmmaker friends? Here are 12 items that will make great stocking fillers or tantalising gifts beneath the Christmas tree

 

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GoPro HERO7 Sleeve and Lanyard

Know somebody who’s going to receive a GoPro HERO7 on Christmas Day? Ensure their new camera is ready for action with this premium silicone sleeve and lanyard. It couldn’t be easier to encase your shiny new HERO7 in this protective skin, thanks to its light and flexible build. The lanyard is adjustable and the silicone sleeve still allows access to the rear LCD and controls. The GoPro HERO7 sleeve and lanyard is available in blue, black and white. Here’s hoping Santa will slip this silicone sleeve under the tree!

GoPro HERO7 Sleeve and Lanyard - Blue

£19.99

 

MATIN Hurricane Blower

Attempting to remove dust by blowing on your sensor or lens isn’t recommended. Fortunately, the MATIN Hurricane Blower should work a treat. This inexpensive item should be a permanent fixture in every filmmaker or photographer’s kitbag – it can also be used to remove dust and debris from small items that are being filmed close up.

MATIN Hurricane Blower

£4.99

 

Manfrotto Lumimuse 3 LED Light

Looking for a small lift in your lighting? Manfrotto’s Lumimuse 3 LED is small and light enough to fit in your pocket (or your stocking). The Lumimuse 3 boasts three bright LED lights, and includes a hot shoe mount and snap-fit filter mount. It also ships with filters, to help you control the temperature of the light.

Save £10, RRP £49

Manfrotto Lumimuse 3 LED Light - Black

£39

 

Hague MMC Mini Motion Cam

Battling to prevent camera shake? Hague’s MMC Mini Motion Cam is an affordable solution for those seeking smoother shots. The small handheld stabiliser supports loads of up to 1kg and weighs only 300g. The MMC Mini Motion Cam is an affordable way to up your production values, instantly.

Hague MMC Mini Motion Cam

£30

 

RØDE VideoMicro

Vloggers will surely appreciate this little on-camera microphone. The VideoMicro is a directional microphone, which primarily records audio in front of the camera, while reducing the ambient sounds that surround it. No battery is required to power the device (minimum plug-in power, 3V) and it is supplied with a Rycote Lyre shock mount. The microphone also comes with RØDE’s WS9 synthetic furry wind shield, to help reduce ambient noise when filming outside.

Rode VideoMicro

£49

 

Sennheiser HD 200 PRO Headphones

Good video warrants good sound and Sennheiser’s HD 200 PRO headphones represent an attractive balance between affordability, comfort and quality audio. The headphones’ closed-back design decreases ambient noise by snuggly enclosing the user’s ears and the light ear pads ensure comfort during extended use. The HD 200 PRO headphones weigh 184g (without the 2m cable) and sport a 3.5mm jack plug.

Sennheiser HD 200 PRO Headphones

£61.95

 

Visible Dust EZ Cleaning Kit Plus

Let’s face it, you’re probably not cleaning your sensor often enough. Luckily, this comprehensive cleaning kit has you covered. Visible Dust’s EZ Cleaning Kit Plus includes 1.15ml of Smear Away fluid, a sensor cleaning brush and five MXD-100 Vswabs.

Visible Dust EZ Cleaning Kit Plus - 1.15ml Sensor Clean Sensor Brush and 5 Green Swabs (1.6x)

£32.99

 

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 8.5inches in length.

Tenba Tools Cable Duo 8 - Cable Pouch

£18.99

 

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

 

Manfrotto 035 Super Clamp

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it! The Super Clamp hasn’t changed much over the years and it hasn’t needed to. The mighty clamp boasts a load capacity of up to 15kg and can be used to support lighting equipment, car rigs and more.

Manfrotto 035 Super Clamp

£23.95

 

Rosco GaffTac

Tape… For Christmas? Any discerning filmmaker should be delighted to find a roll of gaffer tape in their stocking (the quick fix solution to so many problems), and it doesn’t get much better than Rosco 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

 

About the Author

Mike Harris is Wex Photo Video’s production editor and is an experienced journalist with a passion for motorsport photography. You can view his portfolio via @MDHarrisPhoto on Instagram.

 

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