Month: September 2009

Apps

DV EXPO: iKeysToGo for Final Cut Pro 7

I admit it.  I’ve been using Final Cut Pro for years, and I still only know about 20 keyboard shortcuts.  Maybe 25 if I’ve had a Redbull. The worst part forgetting the those commands is having to look through the

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DV EXPO: Autocue QTV Teleprompter

While traversing the expo isles, I came across a new handheld teleprompter from Autocue Qtv. It looks pretty solid, plays nice with your iPhone, and I’m sure it would give your on-camera talent a boost. That’s the good news.  The bad

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Apps

DV EXPO: Jonathan Houser, Creator of Hitchcock

It’s no secret to Hand Held Hollywood readers that I’m a huge fan of a storyboarding app named Hitchcock. And now that Apple has made it one of their ‘featured’ apps in the iTunes store, it’s attracting many more fans

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Apps

DV EXPO: Helios & Artemis

Nic Sadler and Toby Evetts of Chemical Wedding are already quite well know because of their amazing iPhone sun position calculator, Helios. I’m planning on covering the app very soon… but it may have to wait a bit. Why? Because these

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Gear

DV EXPO: Zacuto ZGrip

Shooting video with the iPhone 3Gs typically yields some pretty shaky results. That’s why you might want to consider adding an iPhone grip to your equipment list. There are two grips that have crossed my radar in recent days: The

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Announcements

Look Who’s Talking… at the dv expo

I’ve just been asked to be a Guest Speaker at this year’s DV Expo in Pasadena.  I’ll be joining the panel on Thursday morning, 9am, at a session titled iPhone Apps in Production. I’ll be discussing a few of the

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Apps

Write Your Masterpiece on the Train

So you’ve read a few screenplays on your iPhone, and now you’re finally ready to write one of your own. Outstanding!  But before you carry that 40-year-old IBM Selectric typewriter with you on the subway, let us suggest an alternative.

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Teleprompter? I Barely Know Her!

You don’t have to be the host of a late night talk show, or President of the United States, to benefit from using a teleprompter.  In fact, anyone who’s ever had to look straight into a lens and speak for more

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Apps

HOW TO: ADR On The Go

What can you do if your perfect production is made a little less perfect by some lousy audio? Very often, an actor’s lines will be unusable because of extra noise, background sounds, or a variety of technical glitches. But, don’t

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Apps

Don’t Just sit there! Read a script, and sit there!

The next time you’re hankering for something to read, look no further than your iPhone. Reading screenplays can be entertaining, arduous (if they’re crap), and most importantly, educational. After all, the best way to learn about screenwriting is to read

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