Tag Archive | iPad

Somebody Steal This Idea (No, Really)

Somebody Steal This Idea (No, Really)


Direct Approach I’ve often trumpeted Shot Designer from the aspirationally-named, Vegas-based company “Hollywood Camera Work” as the best app I’ve ever found for directing. It runs on iOS, Android, Mac, and PC and helps me to generate really fast overheads for any scene, and plan out my shots and shotlists from there, and share them […]

Post-Mortem: Two Years After the Fall of FCP


What A Difference Two Years Hasn’t Made It’s hard to believe that it’s been almost two years since the stalwart Final Cut Pro shat the bed and drove countless editors into the hinterlands. At NAB 2010 2011 (thanks to Dave Camp for pointing out my error) when Apple took over a Final Cut Pro Users Supermeet […]

10 Apps That Will Make You a Better (or more effective) Director


Here I Go Again… Recently I blogged about Hollywood Shot Designer app, a product I’ve come to know and love. And use – on every shoot. I went the next step, geekdom-wise, and even joined their beta team so now I’m one of the people testing new versions before the public gets them. It’s an […]

Restoration Software


Piecing Together Fragments of Our Creative Pasts – PART 1 If Malcolm Gladwell was to write a filmmaker-specific edition of his great book Outliers, I am relatively sure my generation of filmmakers would be shown to have gotten the shaft by history. In Outliers, Gladwell posits that when one is born can be a huge determining factor […]

Finally, a Practical App for Directors


Is There an App for Disappointment? It’s sad to say, but I thought I’d love my iPad more than I do. The promise of a different kind of user experience – like the iPhone but bigger – seemed like a great thing to have in my information-shuffling arsenal. Don’t get me wrong, I use my […]

Stick it in Your Ear, 2012 Edition


Podcast Nation About two years ago, I posted a blog about the 10 awesome and influential podcasts that were burning up my iPod. Now, it feels weird even to type the word “iPod” – as I’ve been conditioned to think about the iPad, or my drug of choice, the iPhone. But even for those who […]