Film production on the go – best iPhone apps for film makers
Film production on the go has never been simpler, with the use of your iPhone or iPad and some of the clever, user friendly apps that are available on the app store, you can produce a professional and high quality film in no time at all. Of course, there are lots of apps available on the market these days, so knowing which one to download won’t be possible without a ton of research…luckily, we’ve done that for you.
iPhone app & iPad apps:
MovieSlate (Clapperboard & Shot Log) by PureBlend Software: this app prides itself on being the easy way to log footage and take notes for a film production, it is an all in one digital slate clapperboard with a shot log and a notepad. Additional plug-ins can be purchased in app, such as a timecode sync plugin, a multicam plugin, and a sound department plugin.
Download Link: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/movieslate-clapperboard-shot/id320315888?mt=8
Download Price: £17.49
Celtx Script by Greyfirst Corp.: boasting that it is the number one app on the app store for script writing, this app allows you to write your scripts wherever you are, and use your celtx account to both share and discuss your scripts with anyone you choose.
Download Link: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/celtx-script/id381536091?mt=8
Download Price: £6.99
Celtx Shots by Greyfirst Corp.: this is the first app to combine multi-sequence storyboarding and shot blocking together, this versatile app also include a lighting set-ups function. Through your celtx account you can share your storyboards, and sync these to your computer and various iPhone(s) and iPad(s).
Download Link: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/celtx-shots/id467370902?mt=8
Download Price: £2.99
Scripts Pro by Inkless Ideas LLC: designed for film producers to write, edit and review their industry standard screenplay format scripts on the go. The app allows you to import to and export from, and even comes with iCloud built in.
Download Link: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/scripts-pro/id348543183?mt=8
Download Price: £8.99
CollabraCam: Collaborative Social Video Production by Apptopus, Inc.: this clever little app allows you to edit from 4 different iPhones/iPads streaming in real time, enabling you to change angles and get panoramic shots. Send and receive action cues, and remote control cameras, transfer clips to the director, export movies to the camera roll or save clips via file sharing in iTunes.
Download Link: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/collabracam-collaborative/id415466771?mt=8
Shot Lister – Film set schedule tool for Directors by Reel apps Inc.: designed by film makers for film production purposes, this app allows users to digitally build, organise, schedule and share their shot lists.
Download Link: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/shot-lister-film-set-schedule/id529436218?mt=8
Download Price: £9.99
Celtz Scouts by Greyfirst Corp.: The perfect app for film makers to find the things that they need, whether that is an actor, a prop or a location. Celtx online account enables users to take a screenshot of the item/actor/location, and send it to the team for discussion.
Download Link: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/celtx-scout/id530579383?mt=8
Download Price: £2.99
Celtz Sides by Greyfirst Corp.: Allows film makers to send casting, shoot day and rehearsal sides whilst on the go, or even on set, making it easy for the team to get to know the characters, and details important production details.
Download Link: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/sides/id573671254?mt=8
Download Price: Free
We could go on, there are plenty of apps out there, each of which do something slightly different from the last. The above apps, are the ones that are hot right now, these are the most useful apps for an individual in film production and even a film production company.