22 Filmmaking Apps for the iPad & iPhone

The iPad and iPhone have taken the world by storm. Only very recently have filmmakers started to see their potential in a production environment. The iPad has only been out a few months and we are already seeing it used in some very creative ways.

For this feature we have rounded up some of the best and most useful Filmmaking Apps that our Deal Leader Steve Jobs has approved for the App Store. As more filmmakers explore the possibilities with these powerful mobile devices, we are sure this list will continue to grow.

Filmmaking Apps

iMovie

Make beautiful HD movies anywhere with iMovie, the fun, feature-rich video editing app only for iPhone 4. Create a video postcard of your day at the beach and publish it to the web — without ever leaving your spot in the sand. Or make a movie of your child’s birthday party and send it to your parents — while the party is in full swing. With iMovie for iPhone, you can start several projects and finish them whenever you want and wherever you are.

Requirements:
Compatible with iPhone 4. Requires iOS 4.0 or later.

Filmmaking Apps

ReelDirector

Full-blown video editing for iPhone and iPad. Compatible with HD video on iPhone 4! Just set Quality to “High 640×480″, ReelDirector will NOT downsize if the first video added to project is HD.

Requirements:
Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.1 or later.

Filmmaking Apps

DSLR Slate

DSLR Slate is the perfect companion for the DSLR Filmmaker. As a Universal App, DSLR Slate runs natively on iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch. Designed for all needs from student to hollywood, DSLR Slate will be just as useful as the traditional film slate, if not more. “Slating” shots has become standard practice on set and helps streamline shot logging and post production.

Requirements:
Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later.

Filmmaking Apps

Movie Slate

“Movie Slate is the the Rolls-Royce of iPad/iPhone clapboards” says HandHeldHollywood.com. Movie Slate a convenient, all-in-one digital slate, clapper board, shot log, and shot notepad— designed for use in film, television, documentaries, music videos, and interviews. This professional production tool is the easy way to log footage and take notes as you shoot— saving you valuable time later when capturing and editing footage. At a mere fraction of a bulky digital clapperboard’s cost, you’ll be saving money too.

Requirements:
Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later.

Filmmaking Apps

Storyboard Composer

Cinemek Storyboard Composer for iPhone and iPod Touch is a mobile storyboard and pre-visualization composer designed for Directors, Directors of Photography, Producers, Writers, Animators, Art Directors, film students and anyone who wants to be able to visualize their story.

Requirements:
Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later.

Filmmaking Apps

pCAM Film+Digital Calculator

A Cinematography and Still Photography calculator for Photographers, Directors of Photography, Camera Operators, Camera Assistants, VFX Supervisors, Script Supervisors, Gaffers, Grips, Motion Picture Editors, Production Designers, Art Directors, Film and Photography Students.

Requirements:
Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later.

Filmmaking Apps

Action Log Pro

Action Log is a film and television logging tool, designed for use on location or in a studio with up to 25 recording devices. At the touch of a button the logging system keeps track of all reel names and timecodes for each recorded piece of action.

Requirements:
Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.1.2 or later.

Filmmaking Apps

ProPrompter

Made by professional teleprompter manufacturer Bodelin Technologies, ProPrompter software allows you to use your iPhone or iPod touch as a smooth scrolling professional teleprompter. Scripts can be loaded via email copy/paste (OS3) or via the FREE ProPrompter Producer site for unlimited script management and greater security than email or local networks. Scripts can also be created directly in the application. You can also edit any script loaded in the ProPrompter software.

Requirements:
Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later.

Filmmaking Apps

Teleprompt+ for iPad

Teleprompt+ is a simple yet powerful professional teleprompter for the iPad. Perfect for presenters, lecturers, students, teachers, broadcasters, podcasters, filmmakers, sales and marketing professionals, or anyone who would benefit from having a powerful visual aid while engaged in a speaking activity.

Requirements:
Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 3.2 or later.

Filmmaking Apps

Screenplay

Black Mana Studios’ Screenplay is the world’s first fully-functional mobile screenwriting application. It allows professionals and hobbyists alike to write complete movie and television screenplays directly on the iPhone or iPod Touch.

Requirements:
Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later.

Filmmaking Apps

Scripts Pro

Scripts Pro is an easy-to-use screen writing application for the iPhone, iPod Touch AND the first and last iPad screenwriting app you’ll need! Using a “TAB” button, you can easily switch between each element of the script. When writing in desktop screenplay programs, you forget about the program all together and are focused entirely on writing your story. The same thing is true with Scripts Pro because there is no cluttered interface or complex solutions to writing.

Requirements:
Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later.

Filmmaking Apps

FiRe – Field Recorder

FiRe is the world’s first professional field recorder built exclusively for iPhone and iPod touch, brought to you by the minds at Audiofile Engineering. Combining powerful, elegant and uncluttered audio utilities with unparalleled technical support, Audiofile Engineering is one of the most innovative and experienced audio software developers for Mac OS X and the revolutionary iPhone.

Requirements:
Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.1 or later.

Filmmaking Apps

PocketLD

Enter any throw distance to determine beam/field diameter and fc/lux for any selected fixture and lamp. Over 1000 fixture/lamp combinations are included in the library; which can easily be modified and sorted into Favorite Fixtures for quick recall.

Requirements:
Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later.

Filmmaking Apps

BeamCalc

Use BeamCalc to calculate the geometry and photometrics of spotlight beams. Position and direct three light sources (chosen from the included library) to determine lighting characteristics: elevation angle, beam and field pool width, illumination, shadow length.

Requirements:
Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later.

Filmmaking Apps

Artemis Remote

Artemis Remote allows several people to monitor what Artemis is seeing through the camera and even change lenses and save a picture taken with the camera in the local iPad image gallery.

Requirements:
Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 3.2 or later.

Filmmaking Apps

Sun Seeker: 3D Augmented Reality Viewer

Provides both a FLAT VIEW COMPASS and an AUGMENTED REALITY CAMERA 3-D VIEW showing the solar path, its hour intervals, its winter and summer solstice paths, rise and set times and more.

Requirements:
Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.1 or later.

Filmmaking Apps

SMPTE Score HD

SMPTE Score HD can calculate ALL relationship combinations of; SMPTE timecode, Tempo (beats per minute) and Score length (written measures). SMPTE Score HD has the added features of a beginning and ending timecode fields which allow for many new possibilities of solving your scoring needs.

Requirements:
Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 3.2 or later.

Filmmaking Apps

Rehearsal

Want to learn your lines? This is the app for that. Rehearsal, is the professional tool for actors and other members of the production crew to organize their scripts for auditions and working on set. Battle tested in Hollywood by actors on shows like Heroes, LOST, Desperate Housewives, Psych, Gigantic and more.

Requirements:
Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later.

Filmmaking Apps

AJA DataCalc

The AJA DataCalc computes storage requirements for professional video and audio media. Designed for video professionals, this application works with all the most popular industry video formats and compression methods.

Requirements:
Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later.

Filmmaking Apps

ProRemote

ProRemote is the World’s first 32 channel touch sensitive control surface that fits in the palm of your hand. ProRemote allows you to control your Audio applications wirelessly using your existing Wifi network. Get realtime meter data and control your rig from across the room with flying faders or across the planet!

Requirements:
Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later.

Filmmaking Apps

Final Cut Pro Field Guide

Moviola’s Final Cut Pro Field Guide is a must-have for anyone working with Final Cut Pro- packed with information on troubleshooting a wide range of issues; full editorial workflows for new and emerging technologies including RED, P2 and HD DSLR cameras; a searchable listing of all Final Cut Pro keyboard shortcuts, and links to resources from software to hardware to online forums to help an editor with any scenario they face.

Requirements:
Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later.

Filmmaking Apps

IMDb Movies & TV

IMDb is the world’s largest collection of movie, TV and celebrity information. IMDb is the leading app on the iPhone and iPod Touch to find US showtimes, watch trailers, browse photo galleries, get US TV listings, find latest DVD releases, explore popular charts and share movie info.

Requirements:
Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later.