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The Studio at Hodges: Smartphone Media Production

A collection of media production resources such as software tutorial videos, production equipment how-to's, concepts in media production, and more.

Photographing 2D & 3D Artwork

* NOTE: The techniques used in these videos can be applied to most smartphones.  If you're having trouble, look for tips that allow you more manual control with your smartphone camera.

Photographing 2D Art
Photographing 3D Art

Smartphone Audio & Podcasting

Royalty Free Music
Music Production Apps

Smartphone Photo & Video Equipment

Combine any or all of these for pro production quality!

Our Studio staff has personally tested these products and give them all a big thumbs-up!

Use the Joby GorillaPod to get your light or mobile device in those unconventional spaces.  The Benro 3-in-1 tripod is extremely versatile while the Neewer portable tripod is a compact version of a more traditional tripod and is excellent for maximum stability.

The Neewer Pocket LED is fantastic! We've combined it with the Joby GorillaPod and can get lighting anywhere and everywhere - and its charge lasts for hours.  The Viltrox LED panel is a bit larger but still slim and portable (just not in your pocket).  The Neewer ring light kit might be all you need if you're creating things like video resumes, lectures, or vlogs.

The lav mic by Miracle Sound is AMAZING!  We can't say enough good things about it.  And, it works with smartphones, tablets, laptops, and desktops!  The Rhode VideoMic Me performs exactly as it says and is great for run-n-go documentation, journalism, art, etc.

Smartphone Adapters

Smartphone Filmmaking & Photography


* NOTE: The techniques used in this video can be applied to most smartphones. 

Smartphone Photo & Video apps

Photo Apps


Video Apps



Helpful Websites & YouTube Channels