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O.P.N. for APRIL 11th, 2019

Welcome to another edition of Other People’s News. Here are a few of the more interesting info-nuggets I’ve recently spotted around the web-o-sphere:

  • 9to5 Mac covers a few of the biggest announcements from this year’s NAB conference, including FiLMiC Pro’s new companion app, FiLMiC Audio. This new app turns your old iOS devices (like that old iPhone 6 sitting in your closet) into wireless microphones! The article also covers FiLMiC Pro’s support for the Movi gimbal, as well as new updates from LumaFusion and Gnarbox. Read it here: https://9to5mac.com/2019/04/10/nab-2019-mobile-video-editing-lumafusion-2-0-filmic-pro-gnarbox/.  For extra credit, here’s NoFilmSchool.com’s video of the FiLMiC updates in action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_pyIYxUocQ
  • The Observer recently shared what it calls “A Near-Complete History of Movies and TV Shows Shot on Smartphones.” It’s an entertaining refresher of how far we’ve come in only a few short years. It’s missing a few titles, but we’ll forgive them… this time. Check out their list here: https://observer.com/2019/03/smartphone-filmmaking-movies-tv-music-videos-shot-camera-phones/
  • Kim Komando, a self-proclaimed Digital Goddess, published a list of “7 Insider Trips” (guessing she meant “Tips”) to shoot better iPhone video. While there’s nothing new here for experienced mobile media makers, it’s a simple-to-understand introduction that may be worth sharing with your less-experienced friends. You know the ones. Send ’em here:  https://www.komando.com/tips/557553/use-your-iphone-to-shoot-great-video
  • Apple has once again shared their “From Script to Screen” collection – a small list of filmmaking apps (four to be exact). The list includes the aforementioned FiLMiC Pro camera app and screenwriting tool Final Draft Mobile. You’ll find the collection here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/story/id1349435845
  • Apple also shared a short list of “Essential Tools for Writers” that may be of interest to screenwriters. The list includes a fun brainstorming tool called Brainsparker, and a story element database called Story Planner. The collection is here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/story/id1300536320.  And, if you’re looking for other filmmaking apps, don’t forget to check out the HHH App Directory: https://handheldhollywood.com/directory/

Want to share something you’ve seen ‘roud the web? Leave a link in the comments!


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