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A few gift ideas if you’re into making videos using your phone or a camera.

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. 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 iPhone 11pro Max to your wish list (wink wink).

4. 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

Videoleap – iOS only.

VLLO – iOS & Android.

Filmm – iOS & Android.

InShot – iOS & Android.

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

You can read more about each app in this post.

5. A city break – Every film maker loves exploring a new place. Contribute to travel costs or top up expenses to go an adventure and document along the way.

6. 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.

You can find more of my equipment recommendations here.

7. 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.

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