Red Giant’s Noir Photo & Movie Looks Come to iPhone

I am a BIG fan of Red Giant Software. They publish a ton of incredibly useful desktop apps and plugins for filmmakers and motion graphic designers.  Now, I’m excited to report, they’ve introduced a couple iPhone apps that are sure to make mobile filmmakers happy: Noir and Movie Looks.  Both were designed (at least in part) by one of my heros, Stu Maschwitz.

Noir ($2.99) helps you “re-light” photos, letting you call attention to what’s most important in the image. After tweaking your photos, you can then import them a storyboarding app like Storyboard Composer. With Noir’s help, you can create far more effective, focused storyboards.

Movie Looks ($2.99) is like a mini, pocket-sized version of Red Giant’s Magic Bullet Looks. With Movie Looks on your iPhone, you can import video clips and apply pre-defined color grades (“looks”). There are plenty of other apps like this in the app store, but most of them aren’t especially good — more gimmicky than useful.  Movie Looks, on the other hand, features some very well designed color grades. But, even the best grade won’t help crap footage (that parts up to you).

Here’s a video demo of both apps. There’s a slight bit of overexposure in the beginning of the Noir demo, but you’ll still get the idea.

If you’ve created any storyboards with Noir and Storyboard Composer, or color graded any footage with Movie Looks, share the links in the comments below!

‎Noir Photo
‎Noir Photo
Developer: Zinc Technology Inc
Price: $2.99
The app was not found in the store. :-(

More to explore

Shang-Chi Poster

Shang-Chi Director Directed From His iPhone

I enjoyed reading this brief ScreenRant story, so I thought I’d share it here. It describes how Destin Daniel Cretton, the director of Marvel’s Shang-Chi and The Legend of the Ten Rings, was forced to direct an important scene via his iPhone while in the hospital for the birth of his child! Sadly, it doesn’t divulge the details of that unusual workflow, but it’s an excellent reminder that we’re all toting the world’s most versatile piece of filmmaking gear in our pockets and purses!


Subscribe to our newsletter and stay up to date! As a thank you, we’ll give you a free chapter from our awesome book, Filmmaking with the iPad & iPhone!


HHH Lives on Cloudways

Find out how your can move your site to Cloudways for improved speed and security.

Visit Cloudways

One Response

Comments are closed.