DV EXPO: Autocue QTV Teleprompter

While traversing the expo isles, I came across a new handheld teleprompter from Autocue Qtv. It looks pretty solid, plays nice with your iPhone, and I’m sure it would give your on-camera talent a boost. That’s the good news.  The bad news is the high price ($899). For many pros, the expense is worth it. Aaron Brady from Autocue Qtv can

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Apps

DV EXPO: Jonathan Houser, Creator of Hitchcock

It’s no secret to Hand Held Hollywood readers that I’m a huge fan of a storyboarding app named Hitchcock. And now that Apple has made it one of their ‘featured’ apps in the iTunes store, it’s attracting many more fans every day. While roaming the halls of the DV Expo, I was able to catch up with Hitchcock’s creator, Jonathan

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Apps

DV EXPO: Helios & Artemis

Nic Sadler and Toby Evetts of Chemical Wedding are already quite well know because of their amazing iPhone sun position calculator, Helios. I’m planning on covering the app very soon… but it may have to wait a bit. Why? Because these guys are about to release what may be one the niftiest filmmaking apps yet. It’s called Artemis (the Director’s Viewfinder).

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Gear

DV EXPO: Zacuto ZGrip

Shooting video with the iPhone 3Gs typically yields some pretty shaky results. That’s why you might want to consider adding an iPhone grip to your equipment list. There are two grips that have crossed my radar in recent days: The OWLe (which is just now entering production), and Zacuto’s ZGrip. Fortunately, Zacuto had a booth at the expo, so I was

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Announcements

Look Who’s Talking… at the dv expo

I’ve just been asked to be a Guest Speaker at this year’s DV Expo in Pasadena.  I’ll be joining the panel on Thursday morning, 9am, at a session titled iPhone Apps in Production. I’ll be discussing a few of the apps I’ve mentioned here, as well as a few others.  I’m very excited to show off the brand new (not-yet-released)

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Apps

Write Your Masterpiece on the Train

So you’ve read a few screenplays on your iPhone, and now you’re finally ready to write one of your own. Outstanding!  But before you carry that 40-year-old IBM Selectric typewriter with you on the subway, let us suggest an alternative. Thanks to some pretty impressive coding by the folks at Black Mana Studios, you can now write a fully structured

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