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Author: Taz Goldstein

Apps

App Store “Stories” are promoting interesting apps for filmmakers

Is it just me or has the App Store been especially friendly to filmmakers lately? Recently, Apple has published a bunch of Stories (their name for a collection of related apps) that feature exciting and semi-useful apps for mobile media makers. Here’s a quick sampling: “Shoot it Short and Funky” features 7 unique video camera apps. “Start a Summer Video Project” contains 9 apps for shooting & post-work. “Apps for Stage Actors” (also applies to film actors) has 10 excellent tools for a script reading, rehearsing, annotating, and blocking. And here’s another from the past: “From Script to Screen” contains features

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FiLMiC Pro has launched #FiLMiCFest for FiLMiC FiLMMAKERS!

Heads-up mobile media makers, the gang behind our favorite mobile camera app, FiLMiC Pro, has just booted up their very own #FiLMiCFest – an international mobile film festival. Not only is it a great opportunity to show off your fancy FiLMiC footwork, but you could win some fantastic gear to boot! Go enter now!

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Apps

O.P.N. for APRIL 11th, 2019

Welcome to another edition of Other People’s News. Here are a few of the more interesting info-nuggets I’ve recently spotted around the web-o-sphere: 9to5 Mac covers a few of the biggest announcements from this year’s NAB conference, including FiLMiC Pro’s new companion app, FiLMiC Audio. This new app turns your old iOS devices (like that old iPhone 6 sitting in your closet) into wireless microphones! The article also covers FiLMiC Pro’s support for the Movi gimbal, as well as new updates from LumaFusion and Gnarbox. Read it here: https://9to5mac.com/2019/04/10/nab-2019-mobile-video-editing-lumafusion-2-0-filmic-pro-gnarbox/.  For extra credit, here’s NoFilmSchool.com’s video of the FiLMiC updates in action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_pyIYxUocQ

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Gear

New ultra-portable slider could be perfect for mobile filmmakers

A new low-cost, super portable motorized Slider has appeared on IndieGoGo this week, and it’s looking pretty sweet! Seems ideal for mobile filmmakers and journalists! I just picked one up, so I figured I’d share. Check it out here: https://igg.me/at/SliderMini/x/23029 According to the IndieGoGo page, the slider offers: Super thin & ultra-lightweight Quality material & real unibody design Excellent load capacity up to 33 LBS Preset timelapse modes & customizable library 3 shooting modes: video, timelapse, stop motion Smooth & steady sliding, silent mode available Controlled either by smart APP or by hardware button I already grabbed one. Sure hope

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Announcements

Apps & Accessories from my MojoFest Presentation

Thanks to everyone who came out for this year’s MojoFest in Galway, Ireland. It was an incredible event overflowing with talented, creative and friendly people from around the globe. I know I tend to speak quickly while on stage (there’s a lot to cover!), so I thought I’d share a short list of the apps and accessories I mentioned during my presentation. Several of these links are for iPhone/iPad versions of apps, however many of the apps are also available in the Google Play store for Android. It’s worth a search if that’s your platform of choice! Director’s Viewfinders

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HHH is Heading to MojoFest in Galway, Ireland

I’m absolutely thrilled to announce that I’ll be a guest speaker at this year’s MojoFest in Galway, Ireland on May 29th! I’ll be giving a presentation on the latest and greatest iOS apps and accessories for filmmakers. So, what’s MojoFest, you ask? Allow me to quote the official MojoFest Website: The next evolution in Mobile Journalism Conferences… MojoFest is more than just a conference, it is a celebration of the growing global community of professional smartphone content creators. 3 Days, 3 core elements, 30+ speakers and 300+ delegates. If this sounds familiar, it’s because this event is the evolution of

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Apps

Apple Highlights Filmmaking Apps

The iOS App Store’s “Today Tab” just got a lot more interesting! Apple has highlighted a small collection of high-quality apps for iPhone and iPad owning filmmakers. The feature called “Pro Tip: From Script to Screen” lists four apps for preproduction, five for use on set, and another four for postproduction. While it’s a good list, it’s far from complete. Take a look in our APP DIRECTORY for a more comprehensive collection. Here are all of the apps listed in Apple’s feature. Preproduction On Set Postproduction

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Announcements

iOgrapher Hosts its First iOS Video Creation Workshop

iOgrapher, makers of some truly excellent smartphone mounts, is hosting its first meetup/workshop in San Marino, California on Thursday, March 22, 2018. The event will be hosted by iOgrapher’s founder, David Basulto (great guy), and according to the event’s description: “This workshop is designed to cover the basics of creating video on your iPhone or iPad. You’ll learn what to do, and what not to do! You’d be surprised how many basic tips you might be missing out on!” They’ll also be raffling off some cool kit, and providing refreshments. BONUS! The free event has limited seating capacity, so If you live

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Apps

Filmmaking apps for Androids

SmartFilming.blog has put together a terrific list of apps for Android-owning filmmakers. However, it’s only available in German… for now. Keep your eyes on that site for the soon-to-be-released English version of the list.

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Apps

Gearing up for Live Video Streaming

Guess who’s been moonlighting. Me! Check out my first guest article for the excellent Frame.IO blog! The post describes the coolest new hardware accessories now available for live video streamers. If you’ve been broadcasting on Periscope, Facebook Live, YouTube Live, or any of the other live platforms, you’ll definitely dig this hardware roundup!

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