The last two months have been non-stop insanity. I mean it! Non-Freakin-Stop…which is why I haven’t been able to post much lately. Thankfully, things are slowing down now. Aaaahhhhhh So tell me, have you seen the new Walt Disney feature film, PROM? If you haven’t, it’s probably because you’re not a 13-year-old girl. But if […]
We’re making PB&J sandwiches, packing up the minivan, and heading to Vegas! We’re involved in two NAB events this year. First, I’ll be giving an iPad-centric presentation at the Post Pit on Monday from 3:30 to 4pm. The Post Pit is located at the back of the lower South Hall. SL12205. There are a LOT […]
Like most directors, my shelves are lined with books about film theory, story structure, shot construction, and production techniques. Among my favorites are Lew Hunter’s Screenwriting 434, Hitchcock’s Notebooks, Rebel Without a Crew by Robert Rodriguez, and Christopher Vogler’s The Writer’s Journey. Yup, I’ve bought a LOT of books for myself over the years. But, […]
Hallelujah! The gang at Teradek has released an update to their amazing Cube that allows users to wirelessly stream live video directly to their iPad’s screen with only a 1/4 second delay! But wait… There’s more! Not only can it stream to your iPad, it can stream up to THREE iPads simultaneously (or two iPads, and […]
When I first got my iPhone, I didn’t think of it as a filmmaking tool. But then I came across an amazing app, and suddenly my perspective changed completely. I suspect that same revelation is about to hit the thousands of Android owning filmmakers around the world. Why? Because Artemis Director’s Viewfinder has come to […]
Image this… you’re relaxing comfortably in a lounge chair, reading a favorite ebook on your Kindle. When suddenly, a video shoot breaks out right in front of you! Making matters worse, the on-camera talent can’t remember his/her lines! What a horrible (though incredibly unlikely) turn of events! Thank goodness you’ve got your Kindle on hand! […]
AppAdvice has posted detailed instructions, explaining how to install Apple’s new version of iMovie on your first generation iPad. Normally, this would be impossible since iMovie has been designed for the iPad 2 (and iPhone 4). The good news is that the workaround is pretty easy to accomplish. The bad news is that it’s only a temporary solution.
Anyone who’s ever captured video with an iPhone knows it’s nearly impossible to get a perfectly steady shot. There’s a certain amount of jitter we’ve all come to expect from mobile devices. If you planned in advance, you might have a couple good iPhone accessories to keep your phone steady. But, if it’s just you […]