I admit it. I’ve been using Final Cut Pro for years, and I still only know about 20 keyboard shortcuts. Maybe 25 if I’ve had a Redbull. The worst part forgetting the those commands is having to look through the manual (or PDF). It’s never as quick and easy as it should be. There’s usually a lot of page flipping
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
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
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).
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
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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