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FAQ – Do you have any suggestions of gift ideas for someone who’s recently got into creating videos and Stop Motions?

Yes!, here are some ideas of what you can buy for the video creator in your life… or even add to your own wish list.

1. Music subscription – Give the gift of unlimited hassle free music with a subscription to SOUNDSTRIPE or EPIDEMIC SOUND. I use both of these music libraries regularly for my films.

For more music options check out this blog post.

2. Headphones – For editing on the go and/or for a more immersive experience, I love editing with headphones. I can really hone in my edits to the beats and flow of the music.

Top of my list are the new AirPods or Bose headphones.

3. App voucher or Editing program subscription – A voucher is a great idea for a year subscription or in-app purchases to an editing app. I recommend –

VLLO – iOS & Android.

Videoleap – iOS only.

Filmm – iOS & Android.

InShot – iOS & Android.

You can read more about each app in this post.

Or an annual subscription to Adobe’s Creative Cloud or even just Adobe Rush might be a great gift that carries on giving throughout the year.

If you’re wanting to up your Stop Motion game, the software Dragonframe is the best. It’s an investment but worth every penny, all the professionals use it and it makes shooting and editing Stop Motion a dream!.


4. Power charger – For topping up your phone charge when you’ve been shooting all day. Something small and powerful is a good idea.

Although, since moving to the iPhone 11pro Max, I’ve had no issues as the battery lasts all day, even with constant shooting and editing.

So maybe add the latest iPhone to your wish list (wink wink).

5. Gorilla pod or mini tripod – I love a gorilla pod as a way of holding my phone for certain shots. It’s the best tool I’ve found and I have in my bag most days.

It’s great because the three legs are totally adjustable and can be put in any position possible. With either the three legs straight on a surface or wrapped around something like a fence or tree, to get a difficult to reach angle.

There are lots of different types/brands available. I use Joby, which is on the slightly higher budget level, but there are other alternatives.

With most of these gorilla pods, you will need to get an attachment for your phone and the one you choose will depend on the size of your device.

This post shares what tripods I use and the stand for stop motions.

(Aff link) You can find more of my tripod recommendations in my Amazon shop.

6. For the Stop Motion enthusiast here’s an idea –

Using vinyl backgrounds to shoot on, can give your stop motions a unique look and can help if you don’t have the real surface to hand, plus they’re easy to store as they roll up. For example, I love my white floorboards, marble and wooden table from Capture By Lucy, as I don’t have tables like these at home.

Picking a vinyl background could make a great present, or get a gift voucher.

7. Lights! – Another equipment idea could be a light for shooting video or stop motion. There are all sorts of models depending on your budget and storage in your home! But the Neewer ring lights offer great versatility when it comes to shooting. 

Some ideas of lights can be found in my Amazon shop (aff link) (I know Amazon isn’t ideal for some people, including myself! But it is easy to curate some equipment suggestions here, and you can always shop elsewhere.)

8. A travel budget – Something a little different and to give a little hope that we will travel again after this year of staying home! Every film maker loves exploring a new place. Contribute to travel costs or top up expenses to go an adventure in 2021.

9. Online Film Making courses – And finally… probably the best gift of all! You can gift a place on one of my online courses.

Lots of inspiration and tips to get started with video, plus loads of ideas and encouragement to continue shooting & editing video into films of your life.

Head over here for information about upcoming online courses and get in touch if you’d like to gift a course to someone.




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