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Perfect Last Minute Gift for iPhone owning Filmmakers

Are you still running around, trying to find that perfect Christmas gift for your favorite filmmaker? Relax! Hand Held Hollywood is here to help! We’ve created a handy-dandy iTunes Gift Card Holder that aspiring and experienced filmmakers will absolutely love…and that will make you look like a gift-giving champ! Not only is it fun and festive, it also features convenient shortcuts (URLs and QR codes) to some of our favorite filmmaking apps.

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MoviePro has just turned 5!

MoviePro ($4.99), a popular video camera app for iPhone, just hit the big five-point-oh. This powerful app has been around since 2012, and has seen a steady string of updates.  According to the developer, Version 5 brings a truckload (my word, not theirs) of bug fixes and a few welcome enhancements including: Directly record video in Camera Roll […]

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The Apple Watch Can Now Control GoPro Cameras

After months of user anticipation, GoPro has finally a major update to their iOS app.  This new version brings many slick tweaks, but the most exciting new feature is the ability to control your camera (and preview its shots) directly from your Apple Watch! NoFilmSchool.com has published an overview of the new update: While this certainly isn’t the cheapest way to […]

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The HHH App Directory Has Been REPLACED!

UPDATE: THE BRAND NEW "ESSENTIAL APPS" GUIDE IS NOW ONLINE! After 6 awesome years on the job, the HHH App Directory has been shut down. Why? When the directory was first created, there were around 50 filmmaking apps in Apple's App Store, and they were extremely difficult to find. So, having a dedicated directory made a lot of sense. These days, there are hundreds (if not thousands) of filmmaking apps, and Apple's search and ratings mechanisms has vastly improved. So, while a dedicated directory is still a nice idea, it's not as valuable as it once was, and it's been getting more and more difficult to maintain.

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Green screen images from 2084

I've written a lot about green screen shooting lately, so I'm going to keep this short. As I mentioned a few posts back, I recently directed a short film called 2084, and relied heavily on an awesome iOS app called Green Screener. The app helps you light your green screen evenly to ensure a better composite. Check out the previous post for all the details.

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Crop on the fly with Crop on the Fly

Picture this… You’ve been camped out somewhere in the middle of the Nevada desert for the past 3 months. You’re chewing the remaining crumbs from your final Cliff Bar, and you’re long past your last pair of clean undies. You are a total mess, riddled with bug bites, and in desperate need of soap. Why […]