Two weeks ago I shot a music video exclusively on Apple’s Ipad2. I got plenty of raised eyebrows from a few close friends and fellow videographers as to my reasoning behind shooting a music video on the device.

My main objective was to demonstrate to potential clients that while I think it is beneficial to use the appropriate equipment to capture video. It is just as important who you hire to shoot and edit your next video project. I have definitely lost a few jobs based solely on someone having a fancier camera than I did.

One of the biggest misconceptions with video to day is people think that hiring the person with the best camera guaranties a great shoot. (I’m by no means suggesting that any of these devices can replace a good video camera.) I am saying do not put all of your faith behind any device. Put your faith and confidence in the person shooting your video’s track record and experience. You can view the video below. Videographer Jewilz shot the behind the scenes footage of me shooting the music video on the Ipad2. ( I didn’t want to leave any room for doubt that this video was shot on the Ipad2.)

Under the video I provided a list of pros and cons that I experienced shooting video on the Ipad2.


1.  The video image quality is pretty good has vibrant colors ,sharp image .
2. The monitor is nice and wide very helpful to see what your shooting
3. There is a camera on the front and the back of the device so you can film
your self with a toggle switch.
4. Shoots High Definition Video.


1. There is zero image stabilization the slightest movement produces jittery video.
2. The camera in the back is set at an odd location so your finger will block it easily.
3. It is poor in low light even with setting for shooting in low light still produces poor results.
4. The monitor is almost invisible in sunlight. There is a  glare and it’s difficult to see the controls.
5. On three of the clips I shot on the ipad2 did, it did not record in HD. (No clue what that is about but very disturbing)
6. It is very thin making it akward to hold while shooting video. Device slips a lot, so I purchased a device called
a handstand used to keep the ipad2 from slipping out of your hands.)
7. When I imported the video in to Final cut Pro the footage was upside down, even though while I was
recording the footage displayed properly.

At the time of the shooting of this video Steve Jobs was still alive. I hope this video serves as an example of how innovative he was.
He will truly be missed by me and countless others who never knew him personally, but who’s lives he has touched.

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  1. Posted October 10, 2011 at 9:56 am by Desislava | Permalink

    Glen, thx for the inspiration :) you always have this effect on me with your works and words! Well done job :)

  2. Posted October 10, 2011 at 12:06 pm by Eric Veitch | Permalink

    Once again Glen you have done another great shoot, not only was the video good but you also took the time to let your viewer’s know a little bit about the IPad 2, with your pro’s and con’s. Great job.

  3. Posted October 10, 2011 at 5:27 pm by Glen | Permalink

    @ Desislava, I’m so glad that you appreciate my work. And that you take the time out to leave your comments. I always look forward to your insight in to my work.

  4. Posted October 10, 2011 at 5:31 pm by Glen | Permalink

    @ Eric, hey Bro i’m glad you like the video and article. I wanted readers to know the good and the bad of shooting video on devices like the Ipad2.

  5. Posted October 11, 2011 at 2:09 pm by Valentine | Permalink

    oh shit you just melted my computer…

    • Posted October 12, 2011 at 5:29 am by Glen | Permalink

      Thanks Valentine glad you like the video bro you know your opinion means a great deal to me.

  6. Posted October 11, 2011 at 7:06 pm by Dannette | Permalink

    GG- this is awesome… as usual. Good work, bro. Proud of you. Doesn’t matter what camera you use, you still shine!

    • Posted October 12, 2011 at 5:30 am by Glen | Permalink

      Hey Dannette, Thank you sis glad you like the video. Also thank you for the vote of confidence.

  7. Posted October 13, 2011 at 6:54 am by Amanda Gee | Permalink

    That’s pretty awesome!!! I would have never known it was shot on an Ipad!!

    • Posted October 13, 2011 at 7:07 am by Glen | Permalink

      Hey Amanda, I’m glad you like my video… It was fun shooting with the ipad2 I was pleasantly surprised with the quality.

  8. Posted October 13, 2011 at 2:43 pm by ILL FLO | Permalink


    • Posted October 13, 2011 at 2:50 pm by Glen | Permalink

      Thanks iLL Flo glad you like the video bro

  9. Posted October 29, 2011 at 8:46 am by paul happel | Permalink

    well done glenn
    kind regards
    paul happel

    • Posted November 2, 2011 at 6:49 am by Glen | Permalink

      Thanks Paul I appreciate the support brother

  10. Posted October 29, 2011 at 8:48 am by paul happel | Permalink

    go on
    k r
    p h

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