#MadeOnAMobile : film making


2018 banners – NMS workshop

Since 2010 I’ve been teaching people – young and ‘less young’ – how to be more creative with smartphones and tablets.

One workshop in particular has been refined over a number of years until 2016 when #MadeOnAMobile was born. Since then several hundred people have been through my workshops and many of them continue to make films for their employers, for their business or as evidence of learning.  2018 workshops included:

  • Stirling University
  • National Museum of Scotland (pictured)
  • Dundee & Angus College
  • Skills Development Scotland
  • V&A Museum Dundee

For evidence of what people get out of the workshops then please watch the film below or visit my blog. There you’ll find a number of videos, and recommendations, from recent workshops.

The video below will give you a little more information on the content of the workshop. If you’d like to hear more then please get in touch using the form on the contact page or call/email me [Jon] direct using the number/email address on the image at the top of this page.

#MadeOnAMobile Shopping list

Recently attended or about to attend a #MadeOnAMobile workshop? The equipment below is inexpensive and ideal for people starting out and wanting to try things out without spending a fortune. The shopping list is an indication of what’s available rather than a ‘must-have’ list. However, they are also items that I use or have used and can therefore vouch for their quality or value.

Below you will find two lists, one for phones and one for tablets. Some kit (mics, lenses) can be used for both.

In the “advanced” list (coming soon) there are items for people who are getting a little more serious. The items in this list are not necessarily used or recommended by me personally but items that have been recommended to me or are on my wish list.

PLEASE NOTE: As an Amazon Associate I make a small percentage from each purchase (on avg. 3%) – however, feel free to buy from wherever suits you.
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Equipment suitable for Mobile Phones

Joby Griptight in Black or white (tripod adapter for smart phones

Manfrotto tripod for smartphones in black or white

MPOW lenses for                  MAONO Dual Lavalier
smart phones                             Microphone with Headphone Output

When using an iPhone or an iPad
then this adapter is required to
adapt your microphone to the
lightning port for more reliable

Great little gadget for capturing time lapsed panoramic shots – used this a lot when filming my Dundee version of the “House of Cards” title sequence


Equipment suitable for Tablets

This is the iPad Pro that I use. I recommend 64GB as the minimum storage size.
This is the wifi version – cellar versions and larger storage versions listed below. I also use the smart cover which connects without the need for power hungry bluetooth.

Left: Lightweight tripod for tablet or phone
Right: iStabilizer Ipad/tripod adapter
– There are many cheaper alternatives to the iStabilizer,
however, I’ve had mine for six years now and it’s a
quality product that I trust with my iPad’s life ;)