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I relied on "Green Screener" for iPad on my short, 2084. Here are some sample green screen images!

I’ve written a lot about green screen shooting lately, so I’m going to keep this short.  As I mentioned a few posts back, I recently directed a short film called 2084, and relied heavily on an awesome iOS app called Green Screener. The app helps you light…
I've written a lot about green screen shooting lately, so I'm going to keep this short.  As I mentioned a few posts back, I recently directed a short film called 2084, and relied heavily on an awes...
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I'm thrilled to be a guest speaker at the first #MojoCon (@MojoConIRL) hitting Ireland in March!

I am profoundly excited to announce that I’ll be a guest speaker at the very first Mojocon, hitting Dublin, Ireland on March 27th! What is MojoCon? Allow me to quote the event’s website: MojoCon Ireland is the first international conference focusing on…
I am profoundly excited to announce that I'll be a guest speaker at the very first Mojocon, hitting Dublin, Ireland on March 27th! What is MojoCon? Allow me to quote the event's website: MojoCon Ir...
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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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Crop on the Fly from @editonthefly helps turn vertical videos in to horizontal awesomeness!

Picture this… You’ve been camped out somewhere in the middle of the Nevada desert for the past 3 months. You’re chewing the remaining crumbs from your final Cliff Bar, and you’re long past your last pair of clean undies. You are a total mess, riddled with…
Picture this... You've been camped out somewhere in the middle of the Nevada desert for the past 3 months. You're chewing the remaining crumbs from your final Cliff Bar, and you're long past your l...
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Use Fountain to write screenplays on your iPhone, iPad, and anything else with a screen and keyboard!

This week, we’re going to look at how Fountain is making it easier to write screenplays on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch (as well as your Android device, Blackberry, Windows phone, Palm Pilot, Mac, PC, Apple II, and TRS-80 — yes, really). When the…
This week, we're going to look at how Fountain is making it easier to write screenplays on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch (as well as your Android device, Blackberry, Windows phone, Palm Pilot, ...
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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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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!