Where iThing obsessions meet Hollywood professions.

Published: 4 years ago

DV Rebel’s Guide comes to the iPad and Kindle

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 …

Published: 4 years ago

Cube Update: Your iPad is FINALLY a remote video monitor!

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 …

Published: 4 years ago

Artemis Director’s Viewfinder has come to the Android!

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 …

Published: 4 years ago

Use your Kindle as a teleprompter

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) …

Published: 4 years ago

Install iMovie on your original iPad (sort of)

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 …