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Turn your iPhone 15 Pro Max into a Cinema Camera with Brandon Li's Mobile Filmmaking Kit

10/24/2023 Matt 0 Comments

Brandon Li is not the kind of filmmaker who gets inspired sitting at home. He collaborated with SmallRig to craft a unique mobile filmmaking kit, tailored specifically for the iPhone 15 Pro Max. 

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The goal is to keep the iPhone compact and easily pocketable, but with the same functionalities and ergonomics as a camera. Unleash the full potential of your iPhone with the SmallRig x Brandon Li Mobile Video Kit, opening up a world of creative possibilities for mobile videography. 

Exploring the World, Capturing the Beauty

For someone whose life revolves around constant movement and exploration, Brandon is always on the move. Street movement isn't just central to Brandon's filmmaking—it's central to his life. It's about meeting new people, experiencing diverse ways of enjoying each day, and continuously pushing the boundaries of his craft. 

The included magnetic Variable Neutral Density filter allows wider apertures and slower shutter speeds, even in bright sunlight, for superior cinematic results. 

Seamlessly reconfigure your kit, featuring dual handles that can be converted from side to top, an attachable Variable ND (VND) Filter, and an innovative Quick Release Ecosystem, all at your fingertips.

In addition to the three lenses on the iPhone 15 Max Pro, the cage lets you attach M-Mount lenses (17mm/37mm threaded lenses and T-series lenses with optional backplates) and magnetic filters (VND, CPL, Star Cross, and ¼ Black Mist) onto your iPhone!. A Cinema Camera.

iPhone 15 Pro Max ProRes Log -  Test Footage

For those accustomed to shooting with mirrorless or cinema cameras and editing in a non-linear editor, delving into log shooting on the iPhone introduces a valuable tool that’s worth understanding. 

Armed with these tips, and your Smallrig Mobile Filmmaking Kit, you're now ready to venture out and experiment with cinematic shots on your iPhone. Get creative and explore shots you wouldn't achieve with a gimbal. Have fun, and stay tuned for more exciting tutorials from Brandon Li in the future.

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About Brandon Li:

I'm a nomadic filmmaker on an endless world tour. I just launched this channel for behind-the-scenes videos, tips, tutorials, and other fun stuff. Let's Get Connected: | Learn filmmaking from me:

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