For Less Than $900,* You Can Film A Chase Scene

Patrick M Hoey

Olloclip lens
$70, olloclip.com
This three-in-one iPhone lens easily changes from macro to fish-eye to wide-angle.
+ Spices up your iPhone shots
- Fuzzy edges of lens are sometimes visible

Tascam iM2 stereo microphone
$80, tascam.com
Download the free software, plug the Tascam into your iPhone, and start recording. This particular stereo microphone is best for picking up high-quality ambient noise. If you want to get a really crisp audio recording of your car's engine or exhaust, though, you'll need more equipment.
+ Easy way to get audio
- Fussy iPhone software

iStabilizer dolly
$60, istabilizer.com
Basically an articulating tripod on wheels, which is ideal for panning shots. Despite its name, road imperfections easily jostle the dolly. We fashioned a cardboard platform for it.
+ Movable arm captures infinite angles
- Lack of suspension means shaky footage

GoPro Hero 3 Black Edition
$400, gopro.com
We love GoPro even more than before now that the Hero 3 is out. The top-tier Black Edition comes with a waterproof housing, a pivoting arm, and a wireless remote.
+ Versatile and easy-to-use
- Memory card and suction mount cost extra

GoPole Grenade Grip
$23, gopole.com
Unnecessary if you can use a GoPro without dropping it. We're butterfingers, so we like this grip. It's stout, easy-to-use, and keeps us from ruining the $400 camera.
+ Inexpensive
- If you shake, it shakes

Neutral density filter for GoPro
$15, amazon.com
Reduces the intensity of the light going into your camera. That makes your shots a bit smoother and, crucially, makes the car look like it's going faster by enhancing motion blur.
+ Drive slow, look fast
- Once it's on, it's not coming off

Torment 1:10-scale, ready-to-race RC truck
$190, horizonhobby.com
Pros use high-speed chase cars like the Porsche Cayenne Turbo to shoot motion sequences. You can try an RC car. Buy the fastest you can afford, remove the body, and zip-tie a camera to the front of the chassis. Off-road shooting requires four-wheel drive.
+ Captures dramatic moving and undercar shots
- Drains batteries quickly

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