One of the hallmarks of high quality video is steady camerawork. A jiggling image will almost always distract and annoy audiences.
That’s why professionals have embraced such devices as the dolly, the steadycam, and video stabilization software. The low-tech tripod can itself work wonders in allowing you to create sophisticated video. And that brings up some good news and bad news.
First, the bad news. Many smartphones do not have a socket for mounting the device onto a tripod. Now the good news. For about $30 you can easily find an adapter that will attach your phone to a tripod. (See links, below).
Typically, these adpters come with mini-tripod legs, so if you have a table near your subject, you’re in business. More important, when you unscrew the legs, the adapted has a mounting screw that will fit into long-legged tripods.
Even if you can hold your cameraphone for a while without trembling, you’ll value the tripod for extended shots of the sort you might need when producing an interview for a documentary.
Quik Pod Moble + Smartphone Adapter with Mini Tripod Legs