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

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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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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

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Apps

SHOWCASE: “Parametric” Short Shot on iPhone 6 Plus

Here’s an interesting, visual-effects short film that was shot entirely on an iPhone 6 Plus using FiLMiC Pro. Directed by Amila C. Kumarasinghe, and shot by Dumindra Nathash piers, the film has a distinctive, harsh tone that really does a nice job of capitalizing on the iPhone’s digital sensor. The video I’ve embedded above is actually the 1 minute producer’s cut (which I prefer).

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Announcements

Perfect Last Minute Gift for iPhone owning Filmmakers

Are you still running around, trying to find that perfect Christmas gift for your favorite filmmaker? Relax! Hand Held Hollywood is here to help!

We’ve created a handy-dandy iTunes Gift Card Holder that aspiring and experienced filmmakers will absolutely love…and that will make you look like a gift-giving champ! Not only is it fun and festive, it also features convenient shortcuts (URLs and QR codes) to some of our favorite filmmaking apps.

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Apps

MoviePro has just turned 5!

MoviePro ($4.99), a popular video camera app for iPhone, just hit the big five-point-oh. This powerful app has been around since 2012, and has seen a steady string of updates.  According to the developer, Version 5 brings a truckload (my word, not theirs) of bug fixes and a few welcome enhancements including: Directly record video in Camera Roll without delays in copying files.

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