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Hand Held Hollywood's Filmmaking with the iPad & iPhone

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  • Copyright 2013
  • Dimensions: 7-3/8" x 9-1/8"
  • Edition: 1st
  • eBook (Watermarked)
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-309431-6
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-309431-2

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.


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.

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Table of Contents


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

Reading Screenplays

Annotating Screenplays

Memorizing Screenplays

Finding Screenplays

3 Here’s the Pitch!

Presentation Apps

Where to Find Imagery

Following Up

4 Prepping the Shoot

Production Directories.

Tech Scouting


Call Sheets

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!

Awesome Extras

Step Up to the Mic

8 The Most Versatile Tools on Set


Creating an Interrotron

Camera Calculations

The Ultimate Slate

Field Monitors and Instant Dailies

Let There Be Light

Contents ix

PART three postproduction and beyond

9 From Mess to Masterpiece

Importing Footage

Color Correcting Your Footage

Editing Footage

Composing the Score

Mixing Your Audio

Editing Extras

Learning More

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

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