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Filmmakers love gadgets. We flock to any new technology that demonstrates the slightest potential to help us conceptualize, visualize, and digitize our creative efforts. So why are we neglecting those touch-screen powerhouses hiding in our pockets and backpacks?
It’s time to make a change!
In Hand Held Hollywood’s Filmmaking with the iPad & iPhone, director Taz Goldstein exposes how these remarkable devices can aid in nearly every aspect of film and video production.
Written to empower aspiring filmmakers and reenergize working professionals, this book will help transform your iOS devices into revolutionary filmmaking tools, perfect for brainstorming, screenwriting, pitching, scheduling, storyboarding, camera blocking, shooting, editing, color correcting, mixing, distributing, and more. Time-tested techniques and film theory are woven into an entertaining and informative exploration of nearly 200 mind-blowing apps and accessories.
• Get up to speed quickly with clear, thorough, and friendly descriptions.
• Discover apps and accessories that can lower budgets by replacing thousands of dollars worth of traditional filmmaking equipment and software.
• Start shooting today with a wide range of video camera apps, including specialty tools for variable speed effects, filtering, stabilization, collaborative shooting, and more.
• Whether you’re starting a new video or finishing an existing one, this book features the most helpful apps for your iPad and iPhone—including the iPhone 5.
This unique and often humorous guide will benefit any mobile media maker who wants to get the most out of the technology they already own.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Taz Goldstein has been directing and producing for well over a decade. His award-winning films, television productions, and corporate projects have been enjoyed by millions of viewers worldwide. His popular website, HandHeldHollywood.com, has inspired and empowered a new generation of storytellers, and helped to launch the mobile filmmaking revolution.
development and pre-production
1 Stop Playing “Angry Birds” and Write That Script!
Mapping Your Mind
Structuring Your Story
Writing Your Screenplay
Using External Keyboards
Speaking Your Script
2 Don’t Just Sit There–Read a Script and Sit There
3 Here’s the Pitch!
Where to Find Imagery
4 Prepping the Shoot
Release Forms and Contracts
Digitizing Dead Trees
A Quick Word About Budgeting
PART TWO production
5 The Director’s Toolkit
Storyboarding for Artists
Storyboarding for Non-Artists
The Ultimate Director’s Viewfinder
Blocking Your Shots
Building a Rodriguez List
6 Lights! Camera! Airplane Mode!
Getting the Best Results.
The Best Video Camera Apps
Unique Video Cameras
Audio: Half of Good Video
7 Mount It, Mod It, and Mic It
Gearing Up Your iPhone
Your iPad, Only Better!
Step Up to the Mic
8 The Most Versatile Tools on Set
Creating an Interrotron
The Ultimate Slate
Field Monitors and Instant Dailies
Let There Be Light
PART three postproduction and beyond
9 From Mess to Masterpiece
Color Correcting Your Footage
Composing the Score
Mixing Your Audio
10 It’s Done! Now What?
YouTube, Vimeo, and Facebook
Selling Your Work
iPhone Film Festivals
Putting It On-Screen
The Last App in the Book