How To Vlog With An iPhone | Tips & Gear Ideas

Filming With An iPhone

Here are a few videos and list of gear to consider for making videos with your iPhone.
Make sure to scroll down to see all the videos.

Behind The Scenes | Mike’s Vlog Set-Up

Mike shows the gear that he uses to make videos with his iPhone and provides a few tips on getting great audio and visuals.

Here’s a list of the gear that Mike demonstrates in the video;

  • RØDELink Filmmaker Kit:
    (Important: You’ll need the SC7 TRS-TRRS Adaptors to connect these to the iPhone:
  • RØDE SC6 – Dual TRRS Adaptor
  • RØDE SC1 – TRRS Extension
  • RØDE SC7 – TRS-TRRS Adaptor
  • JOBY GripTight:
  • Manfrotto Compact Action Tripod:
  • LowePro Bag:
  • Generic Locking Carabiner to clip the bag to the tripod
  • USB Backup Battery / Charger


RØDE VideoMic Me

The VideoMic Me is a compact and lightweight, high-quality directional microphone with that connects directly to the iPhone TRRS microphone/headphone socket. Watch the video review…

RØDE SmartLav+

The smartLav+ is a broadcast-grade wearable microphone designed for use in a wide range of film, television and broadcast scenarios, or wherever broadcast quality audio is required in a discreet, portable format without the complication and expense of additional wireless equipment.

Optex Quickshot Mini Extension Pole

If filming on a tripod isn’t always practical, you can try using the Optex Quickshot Mini Extension Pole that has a grip for smartphones. Learn more here: Optex Quickshot Mini Extension Pole

RØDE VideoMic Me

JOBY GripTight GorillaPod Stand

I love the JOBY GripTight GorillaPod Stand because it’s flexible and adjustable to different circumstances. If you really wanted to, you could also hold it in your hands, and then open and adjust the legs to use as a mini tripod, or even wrap the legs around a pole or other objects. Check out Joby’s website for more info:

GripTight GorillaPod Stand



What Is Mike Wearing?

Relaxed Fit: Bravelen - Drito

Check out the awesome Skechers Sandals that Mike is wearing in the video! He’s wearing the Skechers Relaxed Fit: Bravelen – Drito.


Disclosure: While TopDaddies received product for review, our opinions are authentic. TopDaddies was not financially compensated for this post.

Author: Mike Granek

Michael Granek, MBA,CSEP,PID is a successful entrepreneur and an award winning event producer with two decades of experience in the special events and entertainment industry as well as in business. After selling his business and working for a large corporation, Mike decided to shift focus to spending more time with his kids and learning how to be the best dad he can be with his three children. For a complete bio, please visit:

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