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 […]


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.


Free iPhone Filmmaking Workshop at Santa Monica Apple Store THIS SUNDAY

Want to learn how to use your iPhone for filmmaking? Do you live in the Los Angeles area? If you answer yes and yes, you must get to the Santa Monica Apple Store THIS WEEKEND (October 11th, 2015)! Apple, cARTel, and the No Budget Film Fest are hosting a FREE iPhone Filmmaking workshop from 4-6:30pm […]


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.


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 […]


Introducing MOJOCON, The Mobile Journalism Conference!

I am profoundly excited to announce that I’ll be a guest speaker at the very first Mojocon, hitting Dublin, Ireland on March 27th! What is MojoCon? Allow me to quote the event’s website: MojoCon Ireland is the first international conference focusing on mobile journalism, mobile filmmaking and mobile photography all in one event. The future is mobile, the future is […]


Write screenplays on your iThings with Fountain

This week, we’re going to look at how Fountain is making it easier to write screenplays on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch (as well as your Android device, Blackberry, Windows phone, Palm Pilot, Mac, PC, Apple II, and TRS-80 — yes, really). When the iPhone was introduced seven years ago, the only true writing […]


I Screen, You Screen, We All Screen for Green Screen: Part II

Welcome back green screeners!  As you may recall, last week I explained how green screens help filmmakers to composite (combine) multiple layers of imagery.  Don’t remember that?  Here’s a 13 word reminder (not including “presto”):  Shoot actor against green screen, remove green in post, add a new background — Presto!  While the green screen process […]

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