HomeTips and TricksHoliday Gift Guide for Filmmakers

The Holidays are upon us once again. As a filmmaker, gadgets aren’t only fun to have, but they also make your life easier when it comes to production or post-production. I’ve listed some of my favorite accessories and gadgets that would make any filmmaker happy to see under their tree (or in their stocking).

Let’s start with the stocking-stuffers.

This little mic is great for getting professional-quality audio with your mobile device. Check out a video about it here.

 

You could always use a case to keep your media cards safe and secure.

 

Camera cleaning kit – $11
Gotta keep those lenses clean!

    

 

I have one of these and I use it on my desk for pens and markers.

 

 

Any book about filmmaking is a great gift, but this one is must-read.

 

5-in-1 Reflector – $20

  

 

This thing is surprisingly useful. Great for use as a desktop tripod.

 

These little things are great. They basically track your gear. Throw one in your camera bag, in your luggage, your dog, your wife, anything!

 

DJI Mavic Pro Accessories

 

Pretty much required when the terrain gets even slightly rough.

 

Cause you have to fly in style.

Now we’re moving onto more expensive gifts “from Santa.”

Google Daydream View – $70
This thing is fun. VR is here to stay, so embrace it with Google’s own Daydream View headset.

 

Tangent Ripple Color Grading Panel – $350
I use this thing everyday. It’s a great way to speed up your color grading workflow.

 

 

 

Other

Succulents
This may seem random, but adding a bit of greenery to your workspace has tons of benefits.

Amazon Gift Card
Because there’s no better way to say, “I didn’t know what to get you.”

Do you have anything to add to this list that you’d like this Holiday season? Let me know in the comments down below.