Holiday Gift Guide for Filmmakers

2020-2021 Gift Guide
For Filmmakers

Gift Ideas in Electronics, Video and Filmmaking

Filmmaking Gifts (Under $100)

Smartphone Grip Tripod Mount


This inexpensive smartphone grip is a great way to securely film and stabilize your smartphone footage.



A great little accessory for your DSLR or other camera to capture those tough-to-get shots. Wrap the GorillaPod around a tree, light pole or any object you can think of. Total creative (and stable) freedom!

Photo/Video Bag


Every filmmaker needs a good bag to hold their gear. This Case Logic water-resistant backpack can hold everything from your laptop, tablet, your DSLR (with an attached lens) with room for up to eight additional lenses or accessories. A top loading function is great for run-and-gun shooting for quick access to your gear.

SD Card Holder Case


If you have trouble keeping up with all those tiny SD cards and flash drives, this highly rated SD card holder is a terrific little organizer. Water-resistant and shock proof, it holds 12SD Cards & 12 Micro SD Cards.

Camera Video Light


A nice pop of light really comes in handy when the shooting in a "run and gun" situation where the lighting is not ideal. Great for documentaries, weddings, conferences and other events when you must get the shot and don't have time to set up lights. 

Bluetooth Headphones


A great set of headphones is filmmaker's best friend. Anyone who's been in the filmmaking business for any length of time knows that audio can make or break a production. A professional headphone set insures excellent recorded sound every time.

Moment Macro Smartphone Lens


Use your smartphone to capture macro shots and open up an entirely new world of filmmaking. If you have any interest in nature documentaries, this lens will allow you to film and photograph bugs and close up details. A great lens to add to your smartphone filmmaking kit.

Mini Tripod for Smartphone and DSLR


This small tripod is strong enough to hold up to 6.6 pounds. More than enough for a DSLR and certainly a smartphone. Stabilize your footage with this take-anywhere tripod.

Acrylic Film Clapboard with Eraser


When you're shooting with an external audio recorder (separate from your camera), you'll need to sync up the audio in post. This handy film clapboard will help you stay organized, mark your shots and help keep your audio in sync.

Fluid Head Tripod for DSLR and Larger Cameras


Create smooth pans and tilts with this fluid head tripod designed for DSLR and larger cameras. With the ability to hold up to 15 pounds, this lightweight tripod is a great bargain.

Bose Multimedia Speakers


Hear Bose quality sound when editing your film. This well-received pair of desktop speakers will help you clearly hear all parts of your film as you edit. Of course, you can listen to music with the too.

Filmmaking T-Shirt


Filmmakers pretty much live in t-shirts, so you can't go wrong here. "Because I'm The Director That's Why" T-shirt. Or any other message you can think of. This is a great gift to help expand the wardrobe of any wanna-be or current filmmaker.

3-Axis Gimbal Smartphone Stabilizer


This incredibly popular smartphone gimbal will open new doors into your smartphone filmmaking. Face-detection, object tracking, and sports inception mode are just a few of the benefits this smartphone gimbal offers. Jump-start your smartphone filmmaking and create cinematic shots with this affordable, stabilizing gimbal.

Light Reflector


This is a MUST-HAVE item for every documentary filmmaker or video enthusiast. You never know what kind of lighting situations you'll encounter and this handy reflector can turn an ugly amateur-looking shot into a golden and gorgeously lit scene.

Microphone Wind Muff


Don't let the wind ruin your audio. This handy furry friend can be a life saver when you need to get the shot and want to keep out unwanted wind noise.

Smartphone Video Rig


The more you shoot footage with your smartphone the more you come to understand the value of a smartphone video rig. This rig can hold your camera, lights, microphones, and other accessories in one compact and secure place.

Touchscreen Gloves


Working a touchscreen with frozen fingers is no way to work. Keep your fingers warm and your work productive with these comfy touchscreen gloves.

Professional Sound Shield


Create a mini-recording studio in the field or on the go. The Marantz Professional Sound Shield will give your audio recordings a cleaner sound in any environment. 

Audio Recorder


Don't rely on your camera's internal mic to capture sound (can we all say "amateur"). An external audio recorder such as the Zoom H1 is a little gadget that will help create big results for a small price.

Filmmaking Gifts (Above $100)

Pocket Sized Video Light


This small and well-crafted continuous light creates a full rainbow of colors at varying brightness levels. Perfect for accent lighting and even key lighting. A great stocking stuffer for smartphone filmmakers.

DJI Mavic Mini Drone

(not currently available)

No need to register this drone with the government. Record aerial photos in 4K and video in 2.7K with this new drone from DJI. Flight autonomy technology detects and avoids obstacles. Comes with extra batteries, extra blades, a battery charger and a shoulder bag.

Moment Tele 58mm Lens


Create better portraits and open new ways to use your smartphone camera with this 58mm tele lens for iPhone and Android phones. 

Zoom H4n Pro Multitrack Audio Recorder


A proven audio field recorder just got better. Record professional audio from multiple sources. The H4n Pro isn't just improved, it's superior in every way. Another great stocking stuffer for the audiofile in your family.

Rylo 360° camera


A great little gadget for your next adventure! Shoot 360-degree 4K VR video with this tiny but powerful camera. Enjoy rock-solid stabilization for those on-the-go shots.

Smartphone Video Creator Kit


This all in one smartphone video creator kit from Movo gives you everything you need to start conducting interviews and lighting your scenes, Included is a wireless lav microphone, continuous video light, smartphone grip and works with Android and iPhones.

3 Piece Video Light Kit with Smartphone Control


Take your video and film production to another well lit level with this set of three variable color lights. Control everything from the app in your smartphone. Lighting your scene to your precise needs has never been so easy.

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