Friday, October 28, 2011

Apps for the serious Filmmakers

The guys over at Filmmakeriq has put together an excellent list of 22 Apps for the really serious Filmmakers amongst us. These would be perfect for all those short film contests and competitions that students are eligible for. iMovie is the one App that we are all familiar with but that is really just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Apps for making quality professional quality films on the iPad or iPhone. Check out their article but make sure that you check out the rest of their Filmmakeriq site, it has some really interesting articles on pre and post production as well as the screenwriting process.
The iPad2 and iPhone 4 have taken the world by storm. Only very recently have filmmakers started to see their potential in a production environment. The iPad2 has only been out a year and we are already seeing it used in some very creative ways.
For this feature we have rounded up some of the best and most useful Filmmaking Apps. As more filmmakers explore the possibilities with these powerful mobile devices, we are sure this list will continue to grow.
Filmmaking Apps

iMovie

Make beautiful HD movies anywhere with iMovie, the fun, feature-rich video editing app only for iPhone 4. Create a video postcard of your day at the beach and publish it to the web — without ever leaving your spot in the sand. Or make a movie of your child’s birthday party and send it to your parents — while the party is in full swing. With iMovie for iPhone, you can start several projects and finish them whenever you want and wherever you are.
Requirements:
Compatible with iPhone 4. Requires iOS 4.0 or later.
Filmmaking Apps

ReelDirector

Full-blown video editing for iPhone and iPad. Compatible with HD video on iPhone 4! Just set Quality to “High 640×480″, ReelDirector will NOT downsize if the first video added to project is HD.
Requirements:
Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.1 or later.
Filmmaking Apps

DSLR Slate

DSLR Slate is the perfect companion for the DSLR Filmmaker. As a Universal App, DSLR Slate runs natively on iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch. Designed for all needs from student to hollywood, DSLR Slate will be just as useful as the traditional film slate, if not more. “Slating” shots has become standard practice on set and helps streamline shot logging and post production.
Requirements:
Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later.
Filmmaking Apps

Movie Slate

“Movie Slate is the the Rolls-Royce of iPad/iPhone clapboards” says HandHeldHollywood.com. Movie Slate a convenient, all-in-one digital slate, clapper board, shot log, and shot notepad— designed for use in film, television, documentaries, music videos, and interviews. This professional production tool is the easy way to log footage and take notes as you shoot— saving you valuable time later when capturing and editing footage. At a mere fraction of a bulky digital clapperboard’s cost, you’ll be saving money too.
Requirements:
Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later.
Filmmaking Apps

Storyboard Composer

Cinemek Storyboard Composer for iPhone and iPod Touch is a mobile storyboard and pre-visualization composer designed for Directors, Directors of Photography, Producers, Writers, Animators, Art Directors, film students and anyone who wants to be able to visualize their story.
Requirements:
Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later.
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