25 Cool Ways Filmmakers can Use an iPad

It’s been close to a year since we did our 22 Filmmaking Apps round-up. At the time we had a hard time finding 22 of them… What a difference a year makes.

Not only is the iPad is revolutionizing the filmmaking world in terms of new innovative tools, but also in the way it’s leveling the playing field by performing similar functions as expensive equipment that was once out of reach for many indie filmmakers.

In this post we wanted to do more than just supply a list of film apps. While some of these videos highlight apps, we also wanted to include accessories, some you can buy today, some coming soon and others that are just concepts. We also wanted to show you innovative uses, DIY hacks and more.

We will do a large App round-up soon.

iPad On Commercial Set

iPad + Velcro

iPad Photoshoot

iPad light painting

Celtx Script

Generate Timecode

Timecode Notes

iPad Follow Focus

Canon 5D Mark II and the iPad

DSLR Slate

iMotion HD – Time-lapse and Stop-motion


ProPrompter HDi

HandStand Case

On-Set Color Correction

Noir and Movie Looks

iPad Slate

Vogel’s RingO System

iRig Mic & iKlip

Defender Backpack

Studio Suite 9

The Cube

Cineform First Light


Blackmagic Videohub

Bonus Video: USB Typewriter Demo