I want to use my iPhone 4s to film a 15-30 minute event, indoors, just three people talking, dark-ish lighting. It doesn’t have to be perfect – this is for personal use, not commercial. What’s the best way to go about it?
More: I was going to get this iPhone video rig
and mount the whole thing on a tripod. But… I don’t really want to spend $160+ if I don’t *have* to.
What gave me pause before hitting 'buy' was a review on crackly sound using the Owle that said the footage was unusable due to the poor sound quality. I don't need to to be crystal, but it does need to be audible.
I don’t need to do any zooming in/zooming out. We’ll be indoors though and the lighting will be gloomy. Also, I'll have to put the iPhone a couple of feet from where we're standing, I think. (But maybe not if that will make it impossible to hear?)
It just needs to be started, run for 15-plus minutes, then be stopped when we’re done.
a) Get the rig
, and mount it on the tripod?
b) Buy a simple mount
, put the iPhone on a tripod (without the rig) and run?
c) Use the simple mount, tripod and light
d) Go for broke, and use the tripod, rig and light