It’s time to join the technological revolution and get some filmmaking apps! There’s no reason to continue making your film career that much more difficult without these to give you a helping hand. Below we have listed 14 apps that we think are essential to have. There are both paid and free apps below, but all of them are worth the price! We’ve organized them from free to most expensive.
Not a professional screenwriter but still want to write a script that’s formatted properly? Well, Celtx is the app for you! This app will help you format your script properly and easily anywhere you are. Plus, it has some other formatting options that aren’t film specific.
If you enjoy Celtx Script they do offer other free filmmaking apps for storyboarding, call sheets, and more.
If you don’t have a slate on your production then I highly recommend this app. Digital Clapper will make sure that you have no problems syncing your sound with your video when you get to the post-production phase.
The godfather of all filmmaking apps, iMovie. I’d be incredibly surprised if you’ve never heard of this app before. It may not be the most in-depth editing tool but it is easy to use and offers a basic range of editing functions.
You need this app if you’re shooting outside. The amount of times it has come in handy for me while on location is ridiculous. It provides you with exactly what the sun is doing throughout your day, anywhere you are. By this I mean when it’s at its peak, the exact time it rises and sets, and much more. Utilize this to get the perfect Magic Hour shot for your next project.
Turn your smart phone into the most convenient piece of cinematic gear it can be. This app will allow you to shoot the highest quality video that your phone can muster. All while giving you control over focus, exposure, shutter speed, and white balance. Some additional features include slow motion and time-lapse mode.
Similar to FiLMiC Pro, this app includes features such as a host of audio, color, exposure, focus, bitrate, and resolution controls, all customizable. Check out both of these great filmmaking apps and decide which you prefer!
Another, more advanced, slating app. It goes beyond just aiding to sync sound with video. It can record production information, log notes, create daily shot reports, and works in conjunction with top-of-the-line editing software like Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premiere. One of top filmmaking apps.
Any other filmmaking apps?
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