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HHH’s New iOS Filmmaking Book is available NOW!

I’ve been waiting all year to type these words… Hand Held Hollywood’s Filmmaking with the iPad & iPhone is now available in bookstores everywhere (almost in time for the holidays)! This is the ultimate survival guide for the mobile filmmaking revolution. It exposes how Apple’s remarkable mobile devices can aid in nearly every aspect of film and video production. Covering everything from structuring story with virtual index cards, to shooting footage with specialized camera apps and accessories, to putting it all together with powerful editing tools, this book will bring novice filmmakers up to speed, and inspire working professionals to

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How I Spent my Summer Workation

With this post, I’m happy to announce the end of Hand Held Hollywood’s summer hiatus. I call it a ‘hiatus‘ to make it seem as if my absence was planned, which in fact, it wasn’t. The truth is, I am just now catching my breath after the events of a very turbulent summer. Here are a few highlights:

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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 Press contacted me last year, and asked me to write a book on the same subject as the site. The book will take readers through the filmmaking process, one step at a time, and will point out the most useful apps and accessories along the way. If you’re an iPhone or iPad owning filmmaker, and you

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Live HHH Presentation at LAPPG this Wednesday!

Calling all iPad and iPhone owning filmmakers in L.A.! Come join me this Wednesday night (the 13th) for a live Hand Held Hollywood presentation at the Los Angeles Post Production Group (LAPPG). I’ll be showing off the latest and greatest filmmaking apps and accessories. If you’ve been using your iDevice simply to check email, and play Angry Birds, it’s time to learn about all the amazing media making tools that have arrived for the iOS platform. As always, I’ll be answering mobile filmmaking questions, offering workflow suggestions, and accidentally swearing. Los Angeles Post Production Group Wednesday, 7pm Showbiz Store & Café 500 S.

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Vertical Video Syndrome – a new threat to iPhone filmmakers

Just because you CAN shoot vertical video with your iPhone, doesn’t mean you should. I have to admit, I cringe every time I see a tall skinny video on YouTube and Facebook. Just watching a minute or two makes me want to take a shower.  Thankfully, it appears I’m not alone. To combat the epidemic of improperly formatted smartphone videos, Glove and Boots have released this important PSA. Enjoy, and make sure to pass it along to your horizontally-challenged filmmaking associates. Thanks to HHH reader, Joseph L., for putting this on my radar!

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Announcing the International Retro Film Contest for iOS filmmakers

Do you yearn to become the next D.W. Griffith? Are you itchin’ to release your inner Chaplin? Well, it’s time to unleash The Artist within you! Why? Because MacPhun, developer of Silent Film Director, has officially launched The International Retro Film Contest! You’ll find all the contest details below, but first let me tell you about the app that started it all. Silent Film Director for iPhone (currently $0.99, 50% off the normal $1.99) turns your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch into an awesome retro-style movie camera capable of churning out footage that feels like it should be stored in a 90 year

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GIVEAWAY: ‘Close-Up Film Language Glossary’ Educates Aspiring Filmmakers

It’s time for an App Giveaway!  Hooray! Thanks to app developer AMMAa AG, we’re giving away 6 copies their filmmaking reference guide, The Close-Up Film Language Glossary ($2.99). This iPhone & iPad friendly app is perfect for up-and-coming filmmakers looking to beef up their movie making vocabulary.  Giveaway details are below. The app contains an array of terms, descriptions and definitions, all organized in an easy to navigate alphabetical list.  A search box is also provided, but I found its usefulness slightly limited since users can only search the terms, and not their definitions. There were a couple terms I didn’t find in the Glossary (i.e. Snap

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Come join HHH at the San Francisco SuperMeet THIS FRIDAY!

Hand Held Hollywood will be joining in the fun at the 11th Annual San Francisco SuperMeet being held this Friday, Jan 27th, at the Mission Bay Conference Center.  Does that date sound familiar?  It should!  It’s taking place during this year’s MacWorld | iWorld!  So, if you’re already going to be in town for MacWorld | iWorld (or if you’re near the San Francisco area), you should defiantly come check out the SuperMeet! The doors to the vendor area open at 3pm, and the main event starts at 7pm.  This year, they’ve got some great presentations lined up from Adobe,

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The Awesome app blog Palm Sounds is shutting down. Damn!

It looks PalmSounds, one of our favorite iThing blogs, is closing its doors. The site has been devoted to mobile audio and music apps since it launched five and a half years ago, but in an open letter published on Monday, the site’s founder, Ashley Elsdon, announced that Palm Sounds would no longer be posting new articles… at least for the time being. This blog has been around for just over 5 and a half years now and especially in the last 12 months it has required more and more time and effort just to stay on top of everything that’s happening in

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Cast your vote for the ‘Original iPhone Film Festival’ Grand Prize Winner

The judges have announced their category winners, but the Grand Prize is still up for grabs, and it’s up to you to decide to gets it.  If you haven’t checked out all the winning entries, go have a look. Then, decide which you think deserves the grand prize, and ‘like it.’ The winner will be announced on January 26th from Macworld Expo in San Francisco.

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