ABOUT HAND HELD HOLLYWOOD
Hand Held Hollywood explores how your iPhone and iPad can aid in nearly every aspect of film and video production. From filmmaking apps and accessories, to time-saving workflows, this is a destination for those wishing to discuss and discover the latest techniques and technology. It’s a place where every iThing-obsessed writer, producer, director, cinematographer, composer, editor, actor, and otherwise can call home.
Need to reach me for any reason? Just visit the Contact page.
Hi there! My name is Taz Goldstein (tazgoldstein.com), and I’m an award winning filmmaker and author. I launched HandHeldHollywood.com in 2009 to satisfy my own mobile filmmaking and technology addictions. When I’m not posting about the latest iPhone & iPad filmmaking tools, I’m a directing and producing film & television in Los Angeles, CA. Most recently, I executive produced Spinning Plates, a food documentary that enjoyed a successful world-wide theatrical run, and is now available on Blu-ray, in iTunes, and at Amazon.com.
I enjoy nothing more than sharing what I know. I lecture regularly at industry events (including NAB, MacWorld, SuperMeet, The Showbiz Expo, NAMM and the DV Expo), and recently authored Hand Held Hollywood’s Filmmaking with the iPad & iPhone for Peachpit Press. I’ve served as a Digital Media Net (DMN) forum leader, hosted the After Effects Boot Camp training series, and I’m a former faculty member of the American Film Institute.
If you’re interested in having me give an HHH presentation at your company or industry event (or if you’d just like to say, “hi”), please feel free to drop me a line using the email link on the bottom of the page.
O.A.Q. (Occasionally asked questions)
HEY, BACK OFF! I DON’T NEED THAT SORT OF PRESSURE! STOP LOOKING AT ME!
Actually, I would LOVE to be posting all the time. There’s enough material out there to be posting 3 times a day, and I’m so passionate about the topic that it kills me when I can’t post as often as I’d like. But the fact is, I’m a working director. And, as anyone in the biz can tell you, it’s very easy for a production to totally consume your life. So, during those days when I’m consumed, the posts slow down. Conversely, when I’m sitting on my butt, playing XBOX and waiting for my next meeting, the posting rate goes up. …which brings me to an important point: If you see the posting rate go up, it means I’m looking for my next project. Call me if you’ve got one.
On the bright side, things have changed a LOT since I first started this website in 2009. Back then, this was the ONLY destination for news about mobile media making tools. These days, it’s the topic of 10,000 YouTube channels! There’s no lack of great content out there. That said, I still miss writing, and I know you miss reading my subtly injected fart jokes. Such is life. I miss you all! XO
Kumquat. Trampoline. Turnip.
Here’s a 2.6 megabyte zip file containing a few versions of the HHH logo and two photos of site founder, Taz Goldstein.
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