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Here are a pair of great apps for checking green screen shot alignment with your iPhone or iPad. #filmmaker

Welcome back green screeners!  As you may recall, last week I explained how green screens help filmmakers to composite (combine) multiple layers of imagery.  Don’t remember that?  Here’s a 13 word reminder (not including “presto”):  Shoot actor against…
Welcome back green screeners!  As you may recall, last week I explained how green screens help filmmakers to composite (combine) multiple layers of imagery.  Don't remember that?  Here's a 13 word ...
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Are new iOS Camera Apps Helping or Hurting Filmmakers? #iPhone

While that overtly sensational headline may reek of clickbait, it’s also a fair and reasonable question – one I was asked while speaking on a Photography/Videography panel at this year’s Macworld Expo in San Francisco. Jeff Carlson, the panel’s moderator…
While that overtly sensational headline may reek of clickbait, it’s also a fair and reasonable question – one I was asked while speaking on a Photography/Videography panel at this year’s Macworld E...
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The @BandshellCase for iPhone turns it up to 11! Review & GIVEAWAY

[alert style="note"]Looking for the giveaway? Scroll down for details![/alert] Thanks to its stunning Retina display, Apple’s iPhone makes a perfect portable screening room. I use mine to view dailies while on location, to reference rough cuts while…
Thanks to its stunning Retina display, Apple's iPhone makes a perfect portable screening room. I use mine to view dailies while on location, to reference rough cuts while working with sound effects...
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The Grip and Shoot brings wireless zoom control to your iPhone camera! Neat!

The Grip and Shoot is a re-imagined, Bluetooth enabled, mighty awesome pistol-grip for iPhone videographers. While I’ve seen dozens of iPhone handles meant to offer some much needed stabilization, the Grip and Shoot is the first such mount to bring…
The Grip and Shoot is a re-imagined, Bluetooth enabled, mighty awesome pistol-grip for iPhone videographers. While I've seen dozens of iPhone handles meant to offer some much needed stabilization, ...
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Looking for a portable iPhone tripod or tripod mount? Check out Square Jellyfish:

In the market for a portable, lightweight, collapsible iPhone or iPad tripod? Square Jellyfish has you covered! In this video, you’ll see a quick demo of their best selling Spring Tripod Mount Combo Kit. Looks pretty sweet!
In the market for a portable, lightweight, collapsible iPhone or iPad tripod? Square Jellyfish has you covered! In this video, you’ll see a quick demo of their best selling Spring Tripod Mount Comb...
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A quick intro to HHH's Macworld / iWorld 2014 Coverage:

Hi all! I’ve been at Macworld since Thursday, shooting product demos and gathering information about new apps & accessories for mobile media makers. This video is a quick introduction to HHH’s coverage, and my general impressions of this year’s expo. I’ll…
Hi all! I've been at Macworld since Thursday, shooting product demos and gathering information about new apps & accessories for mobile media makers. This video is a quick introduction to HHH's ...
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How I used Green Screener on my iPad to create an evenly lit green screen for easy composites! #filmmaking

What did you do last week?  I mercilessly tore my living room apart and temporarily transformed it into a green screen (a.k.a. “chroma key”) studio in which I directed a short comedy called 2084.  For as long as I can remember, my friends and I have joked…
What did you do last week?  I mercilessly tore my living room apart and temporarily transformed it into a green screen (a.k.a. "chroma key") studio in which I directed a short comedy called 2084.  ...
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How I use my iPhone to charge all my other batteries. Wait. What?

Want to hear a funny story? Not too long ago, I drove 4 hours to a last-minute, geographically isolated, commercial shoot with an SUV full of professional camera and audio equipment, only to discover that most of my gear’s rechargeable batteries were…
Want to hear a funny story? Not too long ago, I drove 4 hours to a last-minute, geographically isolated, commercial shoot with an SUV full of professional camera and audio equipment, only to discov...
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Hoodini iPad shade from @HoodiVision prevents screen reflections. Great when viewing dailies outside!

Whenever I’m directing or producing in the field, my iPad is always by my side. In addition organizing my shot lists, storyboards, blocking diagrams and budgets, my iPad also serves as a handy wireless video monitor! I’ll use it to review dailies (footage…
Whenever I'm directing or producing in the field, my iPad is always by my side. In addition organizing my shot lists, storyboards, blocking diagrams and budgets, my iPad also serves as a handy wire...
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My other favorite video camera app: Spark

Last week, I posted about FiLMiC Pro ($4.99), the most powerful video camera in the App Store. While it’s the app I rely on most for consistently delivering professional results, there’s another video camera app I love equally (for very different…
Last week, I posted about FiLMiC Pro ($4.99), the most powerful video camera in the App Store. While it's the app I rely on most for consistently delivering professional results, there's another vi...
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iWorld 2014 - Check out the iPro Lens system for iPad, iPhone & Samsung!

Schneider Optics, makers of the iPro Lens, was back at Macworld / iWorld this year showing off some new lenses as well as a new lens attachment for the iPad! They’ve even branched out with a new lens mounting case for Samsung smartphones!
Schneider Optics, makers of the iPro Lens, was back at Macworld / iWorld this year showing off some new lenses as well as a new lens attachment for the iPad! They've even branched out with a new le...
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Is FiLMiC Pro Still the Most Powerful Video Camera App? Spoiler: Yes

While every iThing comes with Apple’s own camera app, you should take a moment and explore the incredible, feature-rich alternatives waiting for you in the App Store. At last count, there were over one trillion of them. Sure, I just fabricated that…
While every iThing comes with Apple's own camera app, you should take a moment and explore the incredible, feature-rich alternatives waiting for you in the App Store. At last count, there were over...
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Hand Held Hollywood explores how your iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch can aid in nearly every aspect of film and video production. Make sure to visit our website!