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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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FINAL DRAFT for iPad is Finally Here! …and it’s only a reader?

Hooray (sort of)! Final Draft is finally coming to the iPad (sort of)! Isn’t that great? Sort of. It’s been the topic of heated discussions since we launched over two years ago. Its progress has been covered at length in multiple HHH articles (see links below).  And, it’s easily the most anticipated Screenwriting app ever to come to a mobile device.  Screenwriters around the world have been waiting for Final Draft to come to the iPad. The good news: Final Draft has finally set a release date for their mobile app (Feb 16th).  The bad news: This is not the application we were expecting.

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Avid Studio for iPad. This sh*t just got real, yo!

UPDATE (8/30/12): Avid Studio has been sold to Corel Inc., and is now called Pinnacle Studio.  Same app – New ownership. “Editing on an iPad? Yeah, right. iMovie? Pffft. Whatever. Let me know when Avid makes an iPad app!  Because that’s when I’ll start take mobile editing seriously.” Ok, cynical editor guy… Avid just released an editing app! Avid Studio ($4.99) has just hit the App Store, and it’s SWEET. But, it also suffers from a few shortcomings.  Just by looking at the app’s primary editing screen, you know Avid took their time in crafting an easy to understand, powerful,

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“Art of the Guillotine” gets its own iPhone app!

If you are a professional editor, then you’re likely already familiar with Art of the Guillotine (AOTG), a website packed with useful links and information for anyone involved in post production. The site does a great job of collecting the best post related stories from around the web. Now, AOTG has taken their site mobile with their very own iPhone app..

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V.I.K.T.O.R. for iPhone will automatically edit your video!

UPDATE: V.I.K.T.O.R. is now called DropNRoll I thought we’d kick off 2012 with a new app that truly demonstrates the power of the iPhone — which is ultimately a tiny computer with a camera. V.I.K.T.O.R. is an impressive little app that will automatically edit video you’ve previously shot and stored in your iPhone’s camera roll.  The app can pick the clips randomly, or you can take control and pick the clips yourself.  The app uses themes to construct your footage into fun montages complete with cute soundtracks, tight editing, and visual punch.  Users can control the duration, custom titles, and color

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FDX Reader Gets its LAST major update and goes on sale for limited time

If you’ve been looking for an easy way to read Final Draft FDX files on your iPhone or iPad, now is the time to check out FDX Reader from Quote-Unquote Apps. The app has just received what is likely its last major update (more on that in a second), and has gone on sale, dropping in price from $4.99 to $1.99 (sale ends December 12th). According to the developer, the 1.1.4 update brings performance bumps (especially on the iPhone 4S), fixes a place-saving bug, and includes a new settings bundle to help with troubleshooting. So now, the question you’re probably asking

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Super 8 for iPhone turns 2! Adds Sharing, Lenses & more

Back in June, when Paramount Pictures unspooled Super 8 (J.J. Abrams’ Spielberg-esque, alien invasion retro-flick), Paramount Digital Entertainment released the Super 8 camera app. Intended to promote the film, the app allowed iPhones owners to capture video, and have it treated with a variety of classic super 8 looks. Users could even string clips together to do some basic editing. Fun and functional! Now, with the release of Super-8 on Blu-Ray, the Super 8 app has received a major update. Version 2 focuses heavily on sharing, and includes features for posting to YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter. You can also email your

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ShotList puts a shot list in your pocket

UPDATED: I just added a quick update about the newly released, version 3! It’s at the bottom of this post. Organization is key on any film set. Without it, production would descend into chaos. Fortunately, a new tool called Shot List can help you keep track of your shot lists while on set. The setup of the application is very simple, so as not to get in the way of your workflow. But, don’t let the simple interface give you the wrong idea. Shot list includes just about any feature you would need. The app combines some of the best

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Cut Notes for iPad gets Final Cut Pro Sync!

Digital Rebellion has released a significant update to Cut Notes, their post-production note-taking app for iPad owners. Version 1.1 introduces automatic syncing with Final Cut Pro 7! This is major!  The lack of sych was considered by most to be the previous version’s only significant shortcoming. To use the new feature, both your iPad and Mac must be on the same WiFi network.  Setup is done via your Mac’s built-in midi control software. Clever!

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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 read to date.  It covers a WIDE range of topics, from process to hardware to legal issues.  It includes some nice sample videos, and a solid glossary.

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