In this series, the Pocket Filmmaker shows you how to turn the smartphone in your pocket into a camera capable of shooting video projects that are worthy of sharing with family and friends, online, and even with the judges of short-film festivals.
In this episode, we look at the pitfalls faced by smartphone video-makers in recording pro-quality audio. We show you the best microphones to have on set with you, or attached to your phone, to make sure your films sound as good as they look.
Editors' note:Jason Van Genderen was the winner of several short film-making awards at festivals including Tropfest NY, Tropfest Sydney, and Aspen Shortsfest, and he has even won an IF Award. Jason's projects have been shot on the Nokia N95, Nokia N8, and Apple's iPhone. He recently took home first prize in the Telstra Mobile Masterpieces category at Tropfest Sydney for his film The 53rd Hour.
This post and video originally appeared on CNET Australia.