WMM Smartphone Studio Self Tape Kit: Audio/video/Photography Kit for Filmmakers
Our professional self-tape kit is an all-in-one package for actors, performers, and/or work at home professionals! This kit includes a shotgun microphone to capture crystal clear audio, a portable yet very sturdy tripod, a dimmable & color adjustable flattering light source & stand, and a wrinkle-free neutral grey background for self-tapes or to upgrade your web conferencing setup. With the rise of remote auditions and Zoom meetings we wanted to put together a kit to help creatives easily and quickly set up a home studio and shoot professional quality video using their Smartphone or DSLR camera.
The kit includes:
- Benro Slim Travel Tripod
- Savage Travel Backdrop Kit with Grey Background
- Smartphone Clamp with a mount to attach a shotgun microphone
- Saramonic Vmic Mini Directional Condenser Microphone
- TRS/TRS TRS/TRRS Cables Included (so you can use this with either DSLR or Smartphones -- you just need a standard 3.5mm headphone jack. If you have an iPhone 7 or above be sure to purchase separate lightning to headphone dongle here).
- Nanlite LumiPad 25
- Phottix P220 Light Stand
- A free YEAR of WMM Gold Membership
This kit delivers an 'all in one' solution for performers or work from home professionals.
Finding a clean, non-distracting wall with enough space (and flattering light!) to shoot your audition comfortably is a problem for many actors.
We searched high and low for the most portable, easy to set up and take down background and found the Savage Travel Backdrop to be the best of the best. It comes with a storage bag small enough to fit in most suitcases or duffle bags (great for performers on the road), and can be fully setup to it's full size of 5ft wide by 7ft tall in less than a minute. The included grey fabric is flattering for most skin/clothing colors and is completely wrinkle free! No more steaming sheets, taking down artwork or wrestling with complicated "pop-up" backgrounds that are a pain to put away. This background also is great for privacy when video conferencing.
We also know how important it is for you to look your best -- that's why we also included the Nanlite LumiPad 25 which is a professional soft LED light and stand that can be dimmed from 0 to 100%. It's also extremely lightweight at only 1.2" thick and 13x12 inches in size! The color temperature can also be adjusted from warm to cool (and in between!) The LumiPad includes an AC power cord but can also run on Sony NP-F style batteries (not included.) It's easily setup to be eye height (or lower) with the included Phottix P220 light stand.
Poor or unprofessional sounding audio can completely take your audition out of the running. Upgrade the microphone on your smartphone or DSLR camera with the included Saramonic Vmic Mini. An extremely compact and lightweight camera-mountable small diaphragm cardioid condenser microphone that mounts directly to your Saramonic Smartphone Clamp, DSLR/Mirrorless cameras, or any other device with a cold-shoe mount (no batteries required). It enables you to easily capture broadcast-quality sound at the source. The box includes both cables needed to use with either a smartphone or DSLR camera/recording device. Vmic Mini dramatically improves the sound quality of your mobile productions whether they be video or just a voice over audition.
To round it out, the Benro Slim Travel tripod feature anodized aluminum twist locks on each of the legs that only require a quick half turn to lock and unlock. The center column can be reversed for low to the ground shots or separated from the legs to be used as a selfie stick/monopod. A weight hook is located underneath the center column to help ensure stability.
Staying level is made easy with included bubble levels on the tripod shoulder and on the quick release clamp. The removable single action ball head has an oversized ratchet style lock knob for easy operation and a panoramic scale. The ball head includes a blue anodized aluminum Arca-Swiss style quick release plate with a D-ring 1/4"-20 camera screw. As an added bonus, it also converts to a monopod for those times when room is at a minimum.