The 2012 Holiday Gift Guide


It's that time of year... Explore POV's gift guide and find the perfect stocking stuffers, Blu-rays, gear and more for your favorite documenatary fan or filmmaker.

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Anyone with a cellphone is now a documentary filmmaker. How about a gift of smartphone gear to take them to the next level?


The SlingShot: A Double Duty Phone Grip and Tripod

Gear & Accessories
The SlingShot: A Double Duty Phone Grip and Tripod

This flexible gadget is compatible every smartphone you can imagine and it’s perfect for versatile filmmaking. It doubles as a grip that stabilizes one-handed filming and has a fold-out tripod for entering the action.

Price: $20
Buy It / More Info: Photojojo


Joby GripTight GorillaPod for iPhone, Android & Windows Smartphones

Gear & Accessories
Joby GripTight GorillaPod for iPhone, Android & Windows Smartphones

This tripod is designed for your favorite mobile devices. Not only does it hold your smartphone tight, it also features flexible legs that grip onto a variety of different surfaces. Now you can enjoy smartphone filmmaking backwards, sideways and upside down!

Price: $29.95
Buy It / More Info: Joby


Fisheye Pro Lens

Gear & Accessories
Fisheye Pro Lens

A tiny magnetic lens attaches to your smartphone camera, allowing you to add some excitement to your video with a dramatic fisheye effect.

Price: $46.49
Buy It / More Info: Firebox


The iPhone Telephoto Lens

Gear & Accessories
The iPhone Telephoto Lens

Add this lens to your iPhone camera to give it “uber-telephoto powers” (8x-12x) for those long shots you never thought were possible on your smartphone. Comes with a special case for lens attachment.

Price: $25
Buy It / More Info: Photojojo


MovieSlate (Clapperboard & Shot Log)

Gear & Accessories
MovieSlate® (Clapperboard & Shot Log)

This multifunctional iPhone/iPad app upgrades the production experience. Not only does it feature production essentials such as the clapperboard and shot log, it includes a plethora of other handy and customizable functions.

Price: $24.99
Buy It / More Info: iTunes


Chinook Windstopper TouchTip Gloves

Gear & Accessories
Chinook Windstopper TouchTip Gloves

Never worry about taking off your gloves to use your smartphone camera again! These touchscreen-compatible gloves will keep hands warm on outdoor shoots. Comes in styles for both men and women.

Price: $33.96
Buy It / More Info: Amazon.com


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