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Apps

Movie★Slate 3 and the MamboFrame finally arrive!

Movie★Slate was one of the very first apps we covered on HHH.  Later, we interviewed the developer after the 2.0 release. It’s been a long time favorite of the filmmaking community, and was even featured in a recent iPad commercial, and at the Final Cut Pro X premiere in Las Vegas earlier this year. With the release of Movie★Slate 3, one of our favorite apps has received some nifty new features, and a host of refinements. While the cost of this universal app has increased slightly to $24.99, the upgrade is free for existing users.

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Apps

Thank you, Steve.

I’ve been using Apple products as part of my filmmaking workflow for the past 30 years. It all began with an Apple II plus when I was 11 years old.  I wrote my first program (in Applesoft) to generate the end credits for a stop-motion sci-fi film I had just shot on Super-8.  I simply pointed my camera and the green-tinted screen, typed RUN, and filmed the pre-programmed crawl.  It looked great, and I felt like a rock-star. In the 30 years that have passed since then, I’ve integrated countless Apple products into every aspect of my professional and personal

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Announcing “Storyboard” for iOS

True Hero Studio, the folks behind the Producer & Producer HD apps for iPhone and iPad have recently announced their latest tool for iOS devices, aptly named: Storyboard. The beautifully designed app, due to appear in the App Store any day now [update: it’s been released!], will offer some pretty exciting features:

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Apps

PROfile: Eric Haase turns two iPads into the ultimate interview accessory.

I’ve seen iPads used for storyboarding, iPads used as slates, but I’ve never seen this before… and it’s awesome! Eric Haase, an extremely talented Cinematographer, needed to capture some intimate interviews for a recent fund-raising project called Imagine 300. Since the project had no budget, he had to think outside of the box. I spoke with Eric to learn how he managed to turn a pair of iPads into a makeshift Interrotron! What’s an Interrotron, you ask? Read on, and prepare to want a second iPad. This is the fund-raising video we’ll be talking about: HHH: Start off by telling

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Announcements

How I used my iPhone & iPad on a Disney short (a.k.a. Blatant Self Promotion)

I wanted to share some fun news! A short film I directed for Walt Disney Pictures just hit store shelves! It’s called Last Chance Lloyd, and stars Nicholas Braun and Raini Rodriguez. If you’ve seen Disney’s Prom (in theaters last April), then you’ve already witnessed Lloyd desperately trying to find a date for the big night. My short goes deeper into Lloyd’s story, exposes a few more failed attempts, and explains why he winds up going with… we’ll, I’m not going to spoil it. If you’d like to check it out, it’s the featured bonus on Disney’s new PROM BluRay.

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Apps

Learnin’ about TwistedWave Audio Editor

We spend a lot of time talking about apps that help you master the moving image. But, what filmmakers often forget is that good audio is half of good video.  No matter how awesome your video may be, if it sounds like poop… it is poop. I’ve got a few good sound apps in my arsenal, but thanks to my recent gig as a guest-host on MacBreak Studio, I learned about a sexy waveform editing tool for your iPhone and iPad called TwistedWave Audio Editor ($9.99).

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Apps

Get Movie Looks HD for FREE until Sept 1

To commemorate their partnership with the Original iPhone Film Festival, the gang over at Red Giant Software is running a limited time promotion. They’ve dropped the price of their awesome color-enhancement app, Movie Looks HD, from $2.99 to the low, low price of FREE! Seriously! If you haven’t tried Movie Looks HD yet, it’s an awesome universal app, capable of adding a professional, film-like finish to your iPhone footage. Colors are shifted from blah to kick-ass. If you’re familiar with Red Giant’s line of ‘Magic Bullet’ plug-ins, then you already know what I’m talking about.

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Script Launcher Guides writers through the basics

With all the amazing filmmaking tools out our disposal (and in our pocket), it’s easy to overlook the importance of the basics…like, how to tell a good story. Fortunately for us, there’s an app for that, and it’s called Syd Field Script Launcher ($7.99). Syd Field is one of the most respected screenwriting teachers of our age. If you’re an aspiring writer, then you’ve probably already read at least one of his 2,000 books on the subject (I’ve read three). Now he’s turned his attention to the craft of storytelling. The app takes users step-by-step through the process of creating unique stories,

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Apps

Cut Notes for iPad makes it easy to create… um… cut notes!

One of my responsibilities as a director is to watch lots of rough-cuts, and give change notes to my editor. My producer friends are often busy doing the same. It can be quite time consuming. Thankfully, an app has come along that simplifies the process. Say hello to Cut Notes ($7.99) from Digital Rebellion. This BRILLIANT iPad app has saved me lots of time during post, and it never fails to get a “holy crap, that’s awesome” sort of response from my fellow filmmakers.

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Adobe Story lets screenwriters review script notes on iPhone

This app has been removed from the App Store One of the coolest web apps around is Adobe Story. Part of Adobe’s CSLive suite of applications, Story is Adobe’s online screenwriting tool that focuses on collaboration (using modern technologies like metadata). If you’re a screenwriter, its worth taking a look. Now, Adobe has expanded the Adobe Story universe by releasing a new iPhone app called…wait for it… Adobe Story. Catchy, right? The new app is NOT a screenwriting app.  But it IS a screenwriter’s app.

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