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ReelDirector 2.0 adds music to our ears

Normally, we wouldn’t get that excited about a 2.0 update, but in this case, we’ll make an exception. Nexvio has just introduced a major update to their video editing app, ReelDirector. And it looks like many of our previous complaints have been addressed.

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Foundry’s RollingShutter can Fix iPhone Jellocam

Ever shot video with an iPhone 3GS?  Ever tried panning, or shooting a fast moving subject?  If so, then you are no doubt aware of ‘rolling shutter.’  It’s that weird looking warble that makes everything look like it’s made of Jello… hence the commonly used term, Jellocam.  It’s not just the iPhone that suffers from this debilitating condition.  It effects many low cost digital cameras. But fear not, that wiggly, warbly, wangly (sorry, just needed a third w) footage may soon be jello-free!  The Foundry, a visual effects software company out of the U.K., has released the appropriately named Rolling

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artemis Director’s viewfinder hits 2.0

Chemical Wedding has just released a significant update to its criminally awesome iPhone app, Artemis Director’s Viewfinder. Version 2 brings additional formats including RED One 4k 2:1 Ana, Canon 5D Mk II and the Canon 7D. Additionally, it can now simulate wider angle lenses in full screen mode. That’s great news!  And, in my opinion, this version has a much prettier interface.

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ScriptWrite screenwriting app comes to the iPhone

What’s that?  You still haven’t written that script you’ve been talking about for years?  Well, no more excuses. It’s time to focus up, and get typing… or should I say, tapping. Filter Apps has released ScriptWrite, a new screenwriting tool for the iPhone and iPod Touch. ScriptWrite isn’t the first screenwriting app for your ithing (that distinction goes to Screenplay by Black Mana Studios). But ScriptWrite sets itself apart by taking a very different approach to dealing with the complexities of script formatting.

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So Crazy, it just might work… or it’s just crazy

In the past, it took tremendous effort, talent, and luck to sell a screenplay. Now, all it takes is an iPhone App. At least, that’s what the folks at Digital Thought Software are hoping. They’ve recently released Buy My Screenplay, a collection of 10 screenplay pitches wrapped in an iPhone interface. I assume they’re hoping that someone is curious enough about their unique approach to download the app, and peruse the pitches. I was curious… so I downloaded… and perused.

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Video Editing Comes to the iPhone

Good news for iPhone 3GS owners not content with simply writing, casting, storyboarding, shooting, and scoring on their iPhones. Thanks to ReelDirector ($7.99), the latest app from the folks at Nexvio, you can now EDIT video on your iPhone as well.

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Is that a newsstand in your pocket, or are you just happy to read me?

It can be difficult staying on top of the latest entertainment industry news, especially when most reporters consider Ashlee Simpson’s newest hairstyle to headline worthy. I’m talking about REAL industry news. Like the fact that Paranormal Activity beat SAW VI at the box office… or that Warner Brothers’ Southland may be sold to TNT… or that Ashlee Simpson has a new hairstyle (I guess there really is no escaping Ashlee Simpson). If you’re looking for REAL entertainment news, grab your iPhone, and follow us!

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PROfile: Cinematographer, Mark Doering-Powell discusses pCAM Film+Digital Calculator

David Eubank has just released Version 3 of his highly regarded pCAM Film+Digital Calculator for the iPhone. If you’re not already familiar with pCAM, it’s an amazingly versatile Motion Picture and Still Photography calculator. This new version introduces several additional calculations, updates the user interface, includes 26 new formats, and squashes a couple bugs. Since I’m admittedly unqualified to discuss this amazing app, I’ve invited Emmy-nominated Cinematographer, Mark Doering-Powell to share his thoughts.

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If you’re happy and you know it, clap your board

If you poke around the iTunes App Store long enough, you’ll find an abundance of two things: apps that fart, and virtual clapboards. Let’s focus on the latter. With well over a dozen clapboard apps to choose from, one must ask, “Do I need any of them?” To answer that question, you must first understand why a clapboard is used. On a typical film set, sound and picture are recorded separately. Naturally, there needs to be a way to sync them together in post. After a closing clapboard is filmed on set, the editor can match the frame where the

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It’s time to Perfect your Pitch

Everyone is pitching something. Writers pitch scripts, producers pitch proposals, and actors pitch themselves.  It’s an endless cycle of closed-door appointments and conference-calls. But it’s the unexpected meetings that seem to provide the greatest rewards. I’m talking about the chance encounters in the supermarket, at the gym, or in a crowded elevator. The key to success is being able to pitch your wares at a moment’s notice. You can’t rely on your iPhone, or any other gizmo, for that. It’s up to you, and your sparkling personality. But, the iPhone will save the day with what comes next:

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