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Month: February 2016

Apps

Panoptik’s Timecode Calculator (Giveaway!)

During post production of my new short, 2084, I had to manage a LOT of visual effects.  Every shot in the film consisted of multiple rendered layers.  This often led to some fairly complex timecode calculations. Thankfully, I own a powerful timecode calculator app called, appropriately enough, Timecode ($6.99)!  If you’re not already familiar with Timecode, it’s an easy to use iPhone app for quickly and precisely performing timecode and film unit calculations.  In addition to calculating, it can also perform lighting-fast conversions.  Panoptik, the app’s developer, has just released a brand new version, bringing with it a beautifully revamped interface. To celebrate 2084’s upcoming release

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Apps

Generate random character names with Name Dice

Looking for a quick, free, and totally absurd way to name the characters in your latest screenplay?  Try rolling the Name Dice! Sure, it may seem ridiculous to assign a randomly generated monitor to a character you’ve lovingly crafted over the past year.  And, well, yeah, hmmm…. Never mind.  That is sort of ridiculous.  Don’t use it for that.  Instead, use it for the character who speaks 1 line and then falls off a cliff. I joke, but I’ve used it twice already.  Did I mention it’s free? If you’d like another way to name your characters, check out our review of BabyNames+.    

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