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Author: Taz Goldstein

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Video: The HHH Mobile Filmmaking presentation at LACPUG

Just in case you missed my Mobile Filmmaking presentation at the Los Angeles Creative Pro User Group back in July, here’s a (low angle) video of the whole enchilada! It’s PACKED with apps and accessories you need to know! Check it out! And as always, if you dig it, share it!

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Apps

SCRIVENER FINALLY HITS THE IPAD & iPHONE! BEST DAY EVER!

Today is a BIG day! Scrivener, one of the greatest writing applications ever created, is finally available for the iPad & iPhone! I wrote my book, Filmmaking with the iPad & iPhone, along with a few screenplays in the Mac version of this incredible app. I’m VERY excited to see it finally launch on iOS! In a nutshell, Scrivener is an immersive writing environment with an extensive toolbox. You can easily collect and organize research as you work your way through your manuscript or screenplay. You can view, structure, re-structure, and output your content in a wide variety of formats.  While I don’t necessarily think it’s the best screenwriting app

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Announcements

It’s Mobile Movie Making Night at LACPUG in Hollywood!

LACPUG (Los Angeles Creative Pro User Group) is hosting a Mobile Movie Making Night at the Barnsdall Gallery Theater on Wednesday, July 27th at 6:45pm! It’s shaping up to be a killer event! Karl Lee Soule will be showing off Adobe’s impressive mobile apps for video production. Dave Basulto, the creator of the massively popular iOgrapher, will be presenting some terrific iPhone and iPad accessories, and I’ll be exploring the latest, greatest, and most empowering new apps for film and video production. I may also throw in a few of the more exotic accessories currently available. If you’re new to mobile

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Gear

The New GLIF tripod mount looks awesome!

UPDATE – MAY 30, 2017: Having successfully wrapped up its Kickstarter campaign, the GLIF is now available for purchase directly from the Studio Neat website! The GLIF will run you $28, while the full set with hand grip and wrist strap will set you back $55. The GLIF, one of the first iPhone camera accessories is still one of the best. And it’s about to get even better! Just in case you’ve been avoiding every article ever written about mobile filmmaking, the GLIF is a pocket-sized tripod mount for your iPhone.

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Apps

Panoptik’s Timecode Calculator (Giveaway!)

During post production of my new short, 2084, I had to manage a LOT of visual effects.  Every shot in the film consisted of multiple rendered layers.  This often led to some fairly complex timecode calculations. Thankfully, I own a powerful timecode calculator app called, appropriately enough, Timecode ($6.99)!  If you’re not already familiar with Timecode, it’s an easy to use iPhone app for quickly and precisely performing timecode and film unit calculations.  In addition to calculating, it can also perform lighting-fast conversions.  Panoptik, the app’s developer, has just released a brand new version, bringing with it a beautifully revamped interface. To celebrate 2084’s upcoming release

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Apps

Generate random character names with Name Dice

Looking for a quick, free, and totally absurd way to name the characters in your latest screenplay?  Try rolling the Name Dice! Sure, it may seem ridiculous to assign a randomly generated monitor to a character you’ve lovingly crafted over the past year.  And, well, yeah, hmmm…. Never mind.  That is sort of ridiculous.  Don’t use it for that.  Instead, use it for the character who speaks 1 line and then falls off a cliff. I joke, but I’ve used it twice already.  Did I mention it’s free? If you’d like another way to name your characters, check out our review of BabyNames+.    

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Announcements

Free iPhone Filmmaking Meetup at the Apple Store!

Will you be in the Los Angeles area this Sunday (Jan 31st) at 4pm? Come join me, and several amazing guest speakers for the first iPhone Filmmaking Meetup! In addition to learning a ton, you’ll get to meet and mingle with many like-minded mobile filmmakers.

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Announcements

RAINDANCE names HHH a “JEWEL!”

This morning, I was extremely honored and humbled to learn that Raindance (the international organization behind the awesomely independent Raindance Film Festival and film school) named Hand Held Hollywood as one of their “TOP CINE JEWELS FOR 2016.”  In fact, we were the very first site listed in the article’s production category.  How cool is that?!  A: Very freaking cool.  The article described us as “Informative and must-have info for phone based filmmakers.”  Wow.  That made my month! If you’re reading this because of that Raindance article, Welcome (feel free to grab a drink from the fridge and hang around for a while)!  If not, go

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