Compact camera module on a technical blueprint background with the phrase "say hello to my little friend" displayed on an iPad Mini.

Padcaster Mini + iPad Mini = Maximum Awesome

If you’ve read my book, you know I LOVE my Padcaster.  With its aluminum frame, urethane insert, and oodles of accessory mounting options, the Padcaster is the most flexible and professional way to shoot video with a full-sized iPad.  My ONLY complaint with it is that it’s nearly impossible to shoot in a public space without at least 5 people coming over to ask about it — that’s especially true in Los Angeles. Now, Josh Apter, the mad genius behind the Padcaster want to bring that same level of awesome to the iPad Mini, and you can help make it happen.

The Padcaster Mini for iPad Mini is currently seeking backers on A pledge of $99 gets you one of the first units off the assembly line, but you’ll need to act fast!  There are only 4 days left to help fund the Padcaster Mini.  As of now, the campaign is short of its $30,000 goal, but I’m hoping word spreads quickly, and Josh sees a last-minute surge of support.

Assuming the Padcaster Mini is as well made as the Padcaster, I think $99 is a small price to pay.  It’s an ideal solution for any filmmaker who wants to shoot better video on their iPad Mini.


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Video: The HHH Mobile Filmmaking presentation at LACPUG

Just in case you missed my Mobile Filmmaking presentation at the Los Angeles Creative Pro User Group back in July, here’s a (low angle) video of the whole enchilada! It’s PACKED with apps and accessories you need to know! Check it out! And as always, if you dig it, share it!

Smartphone mounted on a tripod using a New GLIF clamp holder for stability.

The New GLIF tripod mount looks awesome!

UPDATE – MAY 30, 2017: Having successfully wrapped up its Kickstarter campaign, the GLIF is now available for purchase directly from the Studio Neat website! The GLIF will run you $28, while the full set with hand grip and wrist strap will set you back $55. The GLIF, one of the first iPhone camera accessories is still one of the best. And it’s about to get even better! Just in case you’ve been avoiding every article ever written about mobile filmmaking, the GLIF is a pocket-sized tripod mount for your iPhone.


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