6 Great Tools for Creating Cinemagraphs with Your iPhone

It is said that the best camera is the one you have with you. With the incredible cameras in our phones, it is now becoming easier and easier to share everyday moments without compromising image quality or precision. So, we wanted to draw your attention to a handful of amazing tools for creating cinemagraphs using only your iPhone.

With Cinemagraph Pro, your iPhone is a powerhouse when it comes to shooting cinemagraphs. With 4K quality found on many professional cameras, our choice for creating cinemagraphs on-the-go is the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.

That said, we’ve rounded up a bunch of our absolute favourite gear that help enhance and perfect mobile cinemagraph creation. Check them out!

1. JOBY Tripods


We all know that a tripod is the most essential piece of gear you will find in a cinemagraph creator’s toolbag. With a robust and sturdy build, and more flexibility than a chimpanzee, you can set one of JOBY’s Gorrilapod tripods on any surface to get that perfect shot for your cinemagraph.

Use ‘FLIXEL20’ for a 20% discount on JOBY Tripods.

2. Moment Lenses


Made with incredible precision and quality, Moment’s lenses are a must-have for shooting mobile cinemagraphs. With lenses that range from wide to telephoto, and superfish to macro, you will love the amount of detail and depth in video you can achieve for your cinemagraphs!

Check out the Flixel Walk we did with Moment in Brooklyn last year!

3. Apple Watch


If you aren’t already aware, Flixel offers a free Apple Watch app for Cinemagraph Pro for iOS! Your Apple Watch becomes your personal remote control. Use it as a viewfinder, set a countdown timer, or tap it for a remote shutter release so that you can create that perfect #selfiemagraph.

4. Padcaster

Flixel Cinemagraph Photo Booth

This one is a must-have for you iPad users. The Padcaster transforms your iPad into an all-in-one mobile production studio with detachable lights and lenses. Mount your iPad on a Padcaster and see how it easy it is to shoot, edit and upload video for cinemagraphs on the fly. We love using the Padcaster at our Flixel Cinemagraph Photos Booths!

5. Lume Cube

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We’re advocates for continuous lighting when it comes to cinemagraphs. Lume Cube is the perfect accessory for lighting up your shot to get stunning nighttime cinemagraphs and much more detailed portrait cinemagraphs!

6. Remote Shutter Release

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Everybody loves a good selfie cinemagraph! (a selfiemagraph? cinemafie?). Selfie cinemagraphs are way easier to create by using a remote shutter for your iPhone. We personally love using HISY and Shuttr. They are both quick to pair with your mobile devices and allow you to capture the perfect shot without having to reach to hit record on your iPhone.

Try out any of these tools the next time you’re creating mobile cinemagraphs and see how they can help you reach your cinemagraph goals. Download Cinemagraph Pro for iOS and create incredible cinemagraphs right from your iPhone or iPad. Here are some tips on creating a mesmerizing cinemagraph.

(Marketing Specialist at Flixel)

Being a social marvel in school, Aaron was often asked to leave the classroom. He left and became a social marvel at Flixel. He curates, creates, educates and advocates for the evolving story of the cinemagraph. He is a pundamental marketer.


  1. Selfiemagraph, Pundemental, this article had everything. Except unicorns, which I hate so that was advantageous. Seriously, great work, love the Lume Cube.

    • Thanks Rhys! When it come to puns, we always 'tripod' our best to succeed! ;)


  2. I have an iPhone 7 Plus and all the Moment lenses. There is a huge issue with vignetting which render my Moment lenses useless. I'd rethink Moment lenses if you have the iPhone 7 Plus.

    • Hi Jonathan, Moment are currently running a Kickstarter campaign to create new cases, mounts and lenses that are seamlessly compatible with the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus! Check it out!


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