Magazine article Filmmaker

Set Smarts

Magazine article Filmmaker

Set Smarts

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Gadgets, now more than ever, are the enablers of DIY filmmaking. For the tech-savvy, even the most common of tools can play a pivotal role in elevating a project beyond its modest means. I'm not speaking solely of camera equipment and assorted gizmos, but rather the toolkit in your pocket: a smartphone. The following reports section highlights filmmaking-related apparatuses that are available with the click of a button to facilitate production.

1 MixBit (free)

The brainchild of YouTube co-founders, MixBit allows you to record multiple clips as long as 16 seconds each and stitch them together for up to an hour's worth of video. You can publish the final HQ product across social network platforms, such as Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and Tumblr.

2 Shot Lister ($13.99, currently iOS only)

With a "live" production mode, Shot Lister keeps track of on-set progress in real time against your customized schedule. Import your storyboards and script from Final Draft or Fountain, arrange shots as needed and, at the end of the day, export a full report through email or Dropbox.

3 MovieSlate ($24. …

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