4 billion apps have been downloaded from the App store, and there’s 185,000 apps in the store. So basically, theres an “app for everything”. Now and again, us filmmakers like to have gadgets that make our jobs easier, right? Well, out of all the apps out there for the iPhone/iPad/iTouch, there must be an app for filmmaking. I’ve gathered together a few apps that would make a lot of things a lot easier. Oh, and yes most of them do cost money I’m afraid.
2. Hitchcock by Cinemek Inc. (Cost: $19.99) –Hitchcock 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.
3. pCam by David Eubank (Cost: $39.99) – A Motion Picture and Still Photography calculator for Directors of Photography, Photographers, Camera Operators, Camera Assistants, VFX Supervisors, Script Supervisors, Gaffers, Grips, Editors, Production Designers, Art Directors, Film and Photography Students. It calculates depth of field, field of view, focus splits, hyperfocal distance, exposure compensation, running time, HMI safe speeds and shutters, color correction filters, diopter shift, macro, time lapse, underwater focus distance, illumination beam intensity, light coverage and even has a built-in Siemen’s Star focus chart.
4. Screenplay by Black Mana Studios. (Cost: $2.99) – Screenplay is the worlds first fully-functional mobile screenwriting application. It allows professionals and hobbyists alike to write complete movie and television screenplays directly on the iPhone or iPod Touch. It’s an official technology partner of Final Draft Inc.
5. FiRe by Audiofile Engineering. (Cost: $9.99) – A field recorder for the iPhone, not a voice or memo recorder. It is a truly professional recorder developed for audio professionals by audio professionals. It has many professional features other recorders don’t. In addition to supporting stereo recording, it.s the first iPhone recorder to display an accurate audio waveform in real time, and the first to support markers, Broadcast WAVE metadata, and the instant downloading of files in multiple file formats. When I don’t have my Zoom H4N handy, this is my field recorder.
6. MyWeather by MyWeather, LLC. (Cost: $4.99) – It’s in the name really, a feature rich weather application with animated looping radar and satellite, 36-hour temperature, precipitation and wind speed/direction graphs (USA only), 7-day forecasts, over 10,000 U.S. cities and now thousands of international cities. You can also rotate the phone horizontally to view FULL-SCREEN radar animation and 36 hour trend graphs (USA only). Yes, it does say USA only, but if anyone wants to give a Worldwide app, then please do below!
These are very useful apps, I’ve used them all before. They do cost quite a lot, but for what you get its well worth it, but make sure you know what you’re getting if you are buying it!
I’ll post some more sometime soon, so pop back soon!