Best iPad Apps For Filmmakers
Ever since Steve Jobs came up with Apple’s new invention, the iPad, applications for iPad users have been on the rise and are continuing to grow. Not only did the iPhone and iPad revolutionize the user experience with its sleek interface and design, but it allowed users maximum mobility and ease. It is no wonder then, that the iPad is being used by filmmakers in the film industry, quite a lot and very effectively too. Given that people are constantly on the go on film sets, and the constant need for documentation and reading, the iPad apps for filmmakers give them the luxury to do all that. Now, not only is the iPad great for watching videos, reading books and magazines, viewing photos and pdfs and even writing, but now it’s also great for filmmakers who are on the go. It would only be a matter of time before we see professional applications like Premiere or Final Cut Pro being used on the iPad.
So, today we bring to you the best of the iPad apps for filmmakers. Read on and you’ll be surprised how much of a filmmaker’s work can become easier with these useful apps!
Make beautiful HD movies anywhere with iMovie, the fast and fun moviemaking app for iPhone, iPod touch, and the amazing new iPad 2. Designed for the Multi-Touch screen, iMovie puts everything you need to tell your story at your fingertips.
Reel Director is the 1st and the most feature rich, powerful video editor for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.
DSLR Slate is the perfect companion for the DSLR Filmmaker. As a Universal App, DSLR Slate runs natively on iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch. Designed for all needs from student to hollywood, DSLR Slate will be just as useful as the traditional film slate, if not more. “Slating” shots has become standard practice on set and helps streamline shot logging and post production.
Movie Slate is the the Rolls-Royce of iPad/iPhone clapboards” says HandHeldHollywood.com. MovieSlate a convenient, all-in-one digital slate, clapper board, shot log, and shot notepad— designed for use in film, TV, documentaries, music videos, and interviews. This professional production tool is the easy way to log footage and take notes as you shoot— saving you valuable time later when capturing and editing footage. At a fraction of a bulky digital clapperboard’s cost, you’ll be saving money too.
The multi-touch color correction surface. When the novelty of direct control wears off, you’ll need some useful tools.
With Gradiest, your iPad and iPad2 will work as a wireless control surface for the Mac OS version of First Light.
A fantastic and effective new way to learn your lines, explore your character’s nuances, prepare for your shoot or stage performance, record continuity notes or plan shots, and submit VO auditions and more – and carry all of that work around with you on the devices you love, your iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.
Cinemek Storyboard Composer for iPhone and iPod Touch is a mobile storyboard and pre-visualization composer designed for Directors, Directors of Photography, Producers, Writers, Animators, Art Directors, film students and anyone who wants to be able to visualize their story.
pCAM Film+Digital Calculator
A Cinematography and Still Photography calculator for Photographers, Directors of Photography, Camera Operators, Camera Assistants, VFX Supervisors, Script Supervisors, Gaffers, Grips, Motion Picture Editors, Production Designers, Art Directors, Film and Photography Students.
Action Log Pro
Action Log Pro is a comprehensive film and television logging system, which connects recorded action on location back to the edit as invaluable timesaving named clips.
ProPrompter App features professional settings for fonts, font sizes, background colors, scroll speeds, mirroring, looping, landscape, portrait and automatic orientation modes, adjustable countdown, cue points for fast re-cueing, support for international language fonts, editing, direct script creation, remote control and a complete help menu.
Teleprompt+ is a simple yet powerful professional teleprompter for the iPad. Perfect for presenters, lecturers, students, teachers, broadcasters, podcasters, filmmakers, musicians, business professionals, or anyone who would benefit from having a powerful visual aid while engaged in a public speaking activity.
Black Mana Studios’ Screenplay is the world’s first fully-functional mobile screenwriting application. It allows professionals and hobbyists alike to write complete movie and television screenplays directly on the iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch.
When writing in desktop screenplay programs, you forget about the program all together and are focused entirely on writing your story. The same thing is true with Scripts Pro because there is no cluttered interface or complex solutions to writing. With Scripts Pro you can write your ideas in screenplay format whether you’re on an iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch.
FiRe was created for audio professionals by audio professionals. It’s powerful enough for the most experienced musicians and recording engineers, and its efficient workflow and intuitive interface makes it a breeze for business and casual use.
Pocket LD is a photometric database and calculation tool for theatrical and TV/Film lighting professionals.
Use BeamCalc to calculate the geometry and photometrics of spotlight beams. Place and direct up to three light sources (chosen from the included library) to evaluate and compare lighting characteristics: elevation angle, beam and field pool width, illumination, and shadow length.
If you have Artemis installed on an iPhone 4 or a new iPod Touch with camera you can now remotely monitor what it sees using your iPad. Artemis Remote allows several people to monitor what Artemis is seeing through the camera and even change lenses and save a picture taken with the camera in the local iPad image gallery.
Provides a FLAT VIEW COMPASS and an AUGMENTED REALITY CAMERA 3-D VIEW showing the solar path, its hour intervals, its winter and summer solstice paths, rise and set times and more and a MAP VIEW showing solar direction for each daylight hour.
SMPTE Score HD
SMPTE Score HD can calculate ALL relationship combinations of; SMPTE timecode, Tempo (beats per minute) and Score length (written measures).
The AJA DataCalc computes storage requirements for professional video and audio media.
IMDb Movies & TV
IMDb is the world’s largest collection of movie, TV and celebrity info. We aim to list every detail about every movie and TV show ever made, including who was in it, who made it, the plot, user ratings, trailers, photos, reviews, quotes, goofs, trivia and much more.
Lets you collect all the data and signatures you need right on your iPhone, then mails a PDF and JPEG of the release right to you. For convenience and ease of use: Lets you retrieve model and witness information from your contacts.
Need to create a quick diagram, process chart, page layout, website wireframe, or graphic design? With OmniGraffle, your iPad touch screen is your canvas (or graph paper, or whiteboard, or cocktail napkin…).
The original, best-selling handwriting app for iPad. You’ll get the fast, tactile gratification of writing on paper, with digital power and flexibility. Take notes, keep sketches, or share your next breakthrough idea — in the office, on the go, or home on the sofa.
Animation Creator HD
Animation Creator HD allows your creativity to come to life on your iPad and iPad 2! You are the director! With simple, yet powerful drawing tools, color palettes, color sliders, and easy to use frame management, you’re only limited by your imagination! Your animations will look smooth and life-like with the high frame rate playback of Animation Creator HD!
Corkulous is a multi-purpose app containing cork boards where you can place notes, labels, photos, contacts, and tasks. Group your ideas visually on one board or spread ideas out across multiple boards (sub-boards also supported). Each cork board has plenty of real estate to capture your best ideas and plans.
This personal shortcut assistant is a powerful learning tool that puts the complete list of Final Cut Pro 7 commands in the palm of your hands! With over 800 commands, shortcuts, and definitions at your fingertips, you’ll find your knowledge of Final Cut Pro 7 grow in leaps and bounds, regardless of whether you are a beginner or experienced pro!