Filmic Pro – Smartphone Video Magic
If you’ve ever wanted to create great quality video but have been put off by the cost of top-end video equipment, then think again. Filmic Pro is an app that transforms your smartphone into a broadcast-worthy camera for less than the cost of a couple of decent portions of fish and chips.
Filmic Pro has been around for a little while and boasts two ‘Camera App of the Year’ awards. It’s also the go-to app for indie film makers who want a fast an flexible method of shooting documentary-style footage quickly and easily, without the need to buy or hire cumbersome gear.
So how does it work?
It pretty much turns your smartphone into a dream video camera. Don’t worry if you have no clue about some of the features… Filmic provides great tutorials, you can learn from those along the way. Here’s a quick-list of what’s available:
- Variable speed zoom
- Audio gain control
- Variable frame rates (up to 240 frames per second on latest devices)
- Manual focus
- Manual exposure
- Manual ISO
- Manual shutter speeds
- Manual tint
- manual colour temperature
There’s also a raft of pro tools onboard for those of you who want to delve into the dark art of cinematic video production.
- Audio meters
- Stereo mic support
- Informative thirds guide
- Aspect ratio overlays
- Pull focus
- 2K, 3K and 4K resolutions
- Cinemascope, Letterbox, Super 35 and Super 16 aspect ratios
You could quite honestly create your own Hollywood-style movie, documentary or news story using just your smartphone and this app.
I downloaded the app some time ago and didn’t really give it a good run. However, recent updates piqued my interest. This thing is amazing, especially for the price.
Rather than me waffling on here, check out this Epic Guide to see a quick software tutorial and below that a couple of live examples of what can be achieved using a phone and Filmic Pro.
Check out the show reel below
Thanks to all of the filmmakers who made this reel possible. Created by the FiLMiC Pro Team. Special thanks to Michael Koerbel. The song is “Coming Down” by Buchanan. We love this song.
Check out all of the full length videos in the order they are shown below:
mCAM: Machined to Inspire: youtu.be/G1l4dEmR0LM
FiLMiC Pro Mobile All-Stars: vimeo.com/111912114
The Nature Of My Comedy: vimeo.com/matthewstromer/thenatureofmycomedy
Bentley Motors Intelligent Details: youtu.be/lyYhM0XIIwU
Vengeance: An iPhone 4S Short Film: youtu.be/PQSxP6A5f5w
Buchanan – Coming Down (Official video): youtu.be/RGcyK5X7j6Y
Brothers of Brazil – On My Way (Official Music Video): youtu.be/jC_-OBS2qBs
All Up To You! – iPhone 5 Musical: youtu.be/s2L68dwaSeU
Vintage Trouble – ” Nancy Lee ” Video feat. Carmit Bachar: youtu.be/cqnfXq6o_Fo
iPhone 6 Short Film: DragonBorne: youtu.be/wZI6ha7SzC8
The Other Side: youtu.be/t55WL56lKP4
All other clips not listed are FiLMiC Pro Team travel footage.