There's no need to be afraid of the dark. You shouldn't be afraid of the dark or should you be afraid of the dark?
Well, the answer is yes.
Actually, if you're using a smartphone to create video content, you should be absolutely afraid of the dark, because if you can't see what's going on, no one's going to take you seriously.
Now mostly it's okay to just shoot outside. Find a nice, great big window. But sometimes you can't. Sometimes you're at a conference in doors, in a gloomy area, whatever the weather, you might need a little bit of extra light.
And that's where this little beauty comes in.
This is an Amaran AL-M9 smartphone light.
It's a small mobile light battery powered light that recharges that can go into your smartphone and in order to fit onto the smartphone correctly you need a clamp, with a cold shoe mount, which we talked about in the last video, did you miss that video?
Why do we like this little light? Well, first of all, it's small it's light it can fit in your pocket or inside a bag. It's pretty mobile. It charges up by USB on the side here. So you just have to plug it into a standard USB charging port.
We can also control the brightness on the side of it here with a little plus and minus. So actually that helps us create slightly brighter or less bright. According to whatever you need.
Don't forget, you can download my full guide on all of the essential equipment that you need to set up before a professional smartphone video shoots.
Coming up soon, we're going to be talking about gorilla pods. What's a gorilla pod? It's actually nothing to do with apes or coffee or coffee for apes. It has everything to do with making your life easier with a smartphone and getting better results.