Few forms of media have captivated our attentions like film, and it’s great to see how technology and movies are advancing together in exciting ways. Digital photography, film, and home theater equipment are becoming more affordable and portable every season, and I’m excited to share some awesome apps and gadgets for filmmakers and movie buffs. If you love movies, there’s guaranteed to be something in here to add to the collection, and if you’ve never been behind the camera, now’s a perfect time to play around and see what you can do. Enjoy!
I’d love to hear from the fellow film junkies out there–what’s your favorite movie of all time? Mine is Amadeus
- 1. 100″ projector screen, $100
- 2. Epson PowerLite projector, $600
- 3. LED Cinema Display, $999
- 4. Mac Mini, $599
- 5. 70″ manual screen, $55
- 6. Epson PowerLite 8350 projector, $1300
- 7. ViewSonic DLP Projector, $320
- 8. Optoma LED projector, $180
- 1. Pocketscout, $3 – helps you easily seek out, organize, and share scouting locations
- 2. Camera for iPad, $1 – This cheap little app connects any two devices to send the camera from one to the other, allowing you to add a camera to your iPad wirelessly.
- 3. IMDb, free – Don’t you hate it when you can’t remember the name of that one actor you see all the time? You can download this free IMDb app and never deal with that issue again!
- 4. Timecoder, free – for burgeoning and expert filmmakers alike, this app quickly converts video timecode and frame rates on the go.
- 5. MovieVault, $3 – Classic movie fans should check out this app pronto. They have tons of titles available for instant streaming over 3G and wifi, with no subscription fees.
- 6. Sceneit? Movies 2, $2 – this game is actually kind of addictive, and anyone who loves movies should give it a whirl.
- 7. Viewfinder Cine, $8 – This is a great app for filmmakers, cinematographers, even artists. You can use Viewfinder to quickly and easily compose your shots, choose your focal length, and more.
- 8. Simple DoF, free – I’m still getting my bearings when it comes to photography, and I can as many of these helpful apps as I can get. This simple free app calculates depth of field.