You can record multiple videos at the same time on an iPhone with FiLMic’s Double Take app

A week or so ago I saw Mark Murray share a post about this app and I had to give it a look.

I checked out the video and it seemed pretty cool. Use your iPhone and FiLMic’s Double Take app to record multiple videos of the same scene at the same time. I was immediately impressed.

All week I’d been working to teach my intro broadcasting students about capturing a wide shot of a scene, then capturing a medium one, then grabbing a tight one, and then working to edit them into something that looks good. For action that’s repetitive, this is fairly easy to do, but for most events it’s difficult to cut together a sequence that looks like it goes together without utilizing multiple cameras. This app seemed to solve some of those problems.

I only have an Xs Max, so while I wasn’t able to get four videos to record at once, it did work for three at a time and it is pretty great.

It’s something I’ll definitely be sharing with my students in class this week.

You can find the free Double Take app here in the iOS app store.

Aaron Manfull

Aaron is in his 26th year of advising student media. He is currently the Director of Student Media at Francis Howell North High School in St. Charles, Missouri. He is the Journalism Education Association Digital Media Chair and co-Director of Media Now. He is the 2023 JEA Teacher Inspiration Award Winner and is a former Dow Jones News Fund National Journalism Teacher of the Year. He is one of the authors of the textbook "Student Journalism and Media Literacy." You can find him on X and Instagram @manfull. He's a proud father. A transplanted Iowan. And an avid Hawkeye Fan.

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