Bud Simpson and Co.
Bud Simpson and Co.
An international Director/DP known for documentaries and brand films.

Tutorial One | Smartphone Filmmaking

A resource for Smartphone filmmakers


Citizen Docs offers resources and tutorials on how to create compelling short documentaries using free and inexpensive tools.

In this inaugural tutorial from Citizen Docs, I share some best practices for shooting a micro-documentary with your smartphone.

Using my short film "The Artist” as a case study, I go over my process for conducting a shoot using my iPhone 5c as my primary camera. This tutorial covers what equipment I used, how I tackled storage and battery capacity issues, and some techniques for getting great shots with your mobile device.


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The Series


The Artist

This micro-documentary is a character study of Edward Jonas, painter, sculptor, and lifelong artist. The entire film is shot on the iPhone and accompanies a smartphone filmmaking tutorial released through Citizen Docs.