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Production Apps

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Production Apps

Production Apps have really stepped their game up in the last few years. You can do almost anything directly from your phone; from time cards to shot design, you are covered in all areas of film production as long as you have your phone on you. Listed below are some key apps in film production that are highly rated.

MovieSlate 8

Cost: $29.99

A convenient, all-in-one digital slate, clapper board, shot log, and notepad that is used for 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/editing footage and creating reports.

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Shot Designer

Cost: Free

The app knows how directing works and automatically does most of the work for you. Cameras rearrange themselves when you move characters. Animate characters with simple Walk To and Track To commands. Create sophisticated tracking shots with multiple marks. Shot Designer is fast enough that you can rearrange the diagram with actors waiting.



Cost: $39.99

ShotPro is bringing true pre-visualization to filmmakers. Its easy to use interface lets you build compelling 3D sets and scenes. Everything comes to life with animatable characters, props, cameras, and lighting. No more stick figures and arrows!



Cost: $49/month

StudioBinder’s Call Sheet Builder lays it out in clean, modern, and customizable templates. No more fiddling, cursor dragging, margin pinching, and cell adding as you try to build a call sheet template from scratch like some kind of baker. StudioBinder gives you a clean, comprehensive list of every call sheet recipient. You’ll know exactly who got the call sheet, whether they viewed it, confirmed receipt, or if it even made it to their inbox. It also has weather updates, automatic map links, and can easily generate PDF’s.


DSLR Slate

Cost: $9.99

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.


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