Where iThing obsessions meet Hollywood professions.

Published: 1 year ago

Back to Basics: How to turn on Airplane Mode

Recently, I gleefully posted about Apple finally making Airplane Mode (along with other settings) quickly available via iOS 7’s new Control Center feature. Turning on Airplane Mode prior to shooting video will prevent your otherwise awesome footage from being wrecked by the audio glitches …

Published: 1 year ago

Setting up a field monitor when shooting on an iPhone

I recently came across a great question on Facebook’s iPhone Filmmaking Community page. Jonny Cates asked, “Does anyone know of a way to adapt a monitor to an iPhone?” In other words, Jonny is looking for a way to shoot with his iPhone while …

Published: 2 years ago

BIG NEWS: Introducing Hand Held Hollywood’s First BOOK!

I love today! Why? Because, today I get to tell the world about the book I’m currently writing for Peachpit Press titled, Hand Held Hollywood’s Filmmaking with the iPad & iPhone!  As a result of the HHH’s success (thanks to you, my awesome readers!), Peachpit …

Published: 3 years ago

When I think about mobile filmmaking, I think Tom Cruise. And now, so will you!

I never imagined I’d say this, but if you want to learn more about low-budget mobile media making, you need to go to TomCruise.com.  Seriously.  Do it now. The official Tom Cruise Blog has posted one of the best articles on mobile filmmaking I’ve …

Published: 3 years ago

PROfile: Eric Haase turns two iPads into the ultimate interview accessory.

I’ve seen iPads used for storyboarding, iPads used as slates, but I’ve never seen this before… and it’s awesome! Eric Haase, an extremely talented Cinematographer, needed to capture some intimate interviews for a recent fund-raising project called Imagine 300. Since the project had no …