Everyone is pitching something. Writers pitch scripts, producers pitch proposals, and actors pitch themselves. It’s an endless cycle of closed-door appointments and conference-calls. But it’s the unexpected meetings that seem to provide the greatest rewards. I’m talking about the chance encounters in the supermarket, at the gym, or in a crowded elevator. The key to success is being able to
We’ve got a few posts coming your way after the weekend. But until then, check out this innovative music video that uses the iPhone in place of the lead singer’s mouth. Of all the uses an iPhone has on set, I never saw this one coming. The Video was made as part of VIRAL, a 24-hour competition between two bands
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).
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