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Apple Highlights Filmmaking Apps

The iOS App Store’s “Today Tab” just got a lot more interesting! Apple has highlighted a small collection of high-quality apps for iPhone and iPad owning filmmakers. The feature called “Pro Tip: From Script to Screen” lists four apps for preproduction, five for use on set, and another four for postproduction. While it’s a good list, it’s far from complete. Take a look in our APP DIRECTORY for a more comprehensive collection. Here are all of the apps listed in Apple’s feature. Preproduction On Set Postproduction

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Video: The HHH Mobile Filmmaking presentation at LACPUG

Just in case you missed my Mobile Filmmaking presentation at the Los Angeles Creative Pro User Group back in July, here’s a (low angle) video of the whole enchilada! It’s PACKED with apps and accessories you need to know! Check it out! And as always, if you dig it, share it!

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SCRIVENER FINALLY HITS THE IPAD & iPHONE! BEST DAY EVER!

Today is a BIG day! Scrivener, one of the greatest writing applications ever created, is finally available for the iPad & iPhone! I wrote my book, Filmmaking with the iPad & iPhone, along with a few screenplays in the Mac version of this incredible app. I’m VERY excited to see it finally launch on iOS! In a nutshell, Scrivener is an immersive writing environment with an extensive toolbox. You can easily collect and organize research as you work your way through your manuscript or screenplay. You can view, structure, re-structure, and output your content in a wide variety of formats.  While I don’t necessarily think it’s the best screenwriting app

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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 speaks 1 line and then falls off a cliff. I joke, but I’ve used it twice already.  Did I mention it’s free? If you’d like another way to name your characters, check out our review of BabyNames+.    

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Write screenplays on your iThings with Fountain

This week, we’re going to look at how Fountain is making it easier to write screenplays on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch (as well as your Android device, Blackberry, Windows phone, Palm Pilot, Mac, PC, Apple II, and TRS-80 — yes, really). When the iPhone was introduced seven years ago, the only true writing tool was the native notepad app, a bare-bones, nearly featureless text editor. I tried writing a few script pages, complete with all the necessary complex screenplay formatting, in this app. I quickly concluded that writing a screenplay in any text editor was not only a

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Final Draft WRITER Now Available for iPad! In a related story, hell freezes over!

They said it would never happen. They said it couldn’t be done. And yet… Final Draft has just released Final Draft Writer for iPad, a feature rich screenwriting app that has the potential to take over the market. I’ve been posting about this app for over two years. Not too long ago, Final Draft teased screenwriters with the release of Final Draft Reader, which contained no writing functions what so ever. This flustered more than a few iPad users. Did they wait too long to provide a screenwriting solution? Are there too many competitors already in place?  How the hell should I

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Structure your screenplay with Index Card for iPhone

I’ve been a big fan of Index Card (for iPad) since its initial release in August of 2010. The app lets you create and organize digital index cards on a virtual cork board . It’s a great tool for iDevice owning writers who are looking for a little help structuring their stories. Now, DenVog has released a brand new version of Index Card made specifically for the iPhone!  Since an iPhone screen is so much smaller than an iPad’s, you can’t view a ton of cards at once. But, the developer has come up with a sweet way to quickly flip through

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Should you upgrade to the New iPad? A filmmaker’s perspective.

I’ve been banging on Apple’s newest iDevice since Friday morning, and I’m ready to offer my answer to this burning question: Should mobile filmmakers run screaming to the nearest Apple store to grab the new iPad? Answer: Yes. There. I just saved you the trouble of scrolling to the bottom of this post. You’re welcome.  With that out of the way, let’s take a quick look at Cupertino’s latest offering. RETINA DISPLAY The most significant aspect of the upgrade is the iPad’s new Retina Display. It contains 4 times as many pixels as its predecessor, for a total resolution of

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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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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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