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

1956 Laurel & Hardy Home Movies

Laurel & Hardy family home movie c. 1956 at the Reseda, CA home of Stan Laurel’s daughter, Lois. Featuring: Stan Laurel and his wife Ida Kitaeva Raphael Laurel, Oliver Hardy and his wife Virginia Lucille Jones, Andy Wade (who shot the film), Stan’s daughter Lois, her husband Rand Brooks and their children Randy and Laurie.”

Stanley Kubrick’s Animated Filmography

Designer, Martin Woutisseth created this animation by mixing each Kubrick’s movies. Typography, colors, patterns and symbols are reinterpreted. The old man is watching behind his life, nostalgic and the young one is thinking about his future to write.

Scarlet Road: Documentary Trailer about Sexworkers with Disabled Clients

Scarlet Road follows the extraordinary work of Australian sex worker, Rachel Wotton. Impassioned about freedom of sexual expression and the rights of sex workers, she specializes in a long over-looked clientele – people with disability.

SCREENINGS: Sydney Film Festival – 11th June 6:45 Event Cinema 9 – George Street. Launches New Website has relaunched their website today. The Web series network has been recast as a consumer-facing destination where viewers can discover, watch and share the best in original web series.

Press Release: Launches New Website and Surpasses 3 Billion Video Views

The Site, Designed to Satisfy Viewer Demand, Facilitates the Discovery of Original Web Series

New York, NY May 17, 2011 – Web series network today announced the relaunch of its website, marking a new era for the company. The site has been recast as a consumer-facing destination where viewers can discover, watch and share the best in original web series. also announced today that it has reached more than three billion views to date, making it one of the Internet’s largest independently owned and operated video properties. is now on pace to reach one billion views per quarter.

Since 2005, has worked closely with the world’s top web series producers, advertisers and distribution platforms with the mission of making original series scalable and profitable. With the introduction of’s new site, the company continues to enhance its offerings to producers and talent and is now enabling viewers to easily discover the most entertaining series on the Web.

““Until now there hasn’t been a single website dedicated to showcasing the most entertaining series on the web. Today we are launching that site,”” said Mike Hudack, CEO and co-founder of ““We’re focused on helping people discover the best original series and allowing producers to build sustainable series for the long-term. The launch of this site helps us achieve both of these goals and marks a turning point for and the emerging industry of original web series.””

Episodes and shows featured on the new site are hand-picked by’s dedicated team of editors and organized into sixteen categories, including comedy, drama, sports, fashion and videogames. Viewers can also choose to watch shows that are popular, trending or new to the network. The new site also includes an enhanced video-friendly search experience that easily guides viewers to exactly what they’re looking for.

Producers of hit series including Day[9]TV, Red vs. Blue, Smosh, Nostalgia Critic and Old Jews Telling Jokes, who are already part of the network, will benefit from the redesign as it will provide a key platform for expanding their audiences and interacting with advertisers in new and exciting ways.

The new site enables producers to build and broadcast their social media profiles, organize their content libraries and engage with fans in a clear, bright and well-organized environment. Producers now have the ability to drive traffic to other shows by recommending ones they believe their fans will also enjoy. Producers can also, for the first time, customize their graphics on to create film quality Show Posters that develop series’ own brand stories and provide arresting visuals that viewers will love.

In addition to new opportunities for producers and fans, the new site offers advertisers new ways to engage with web series fans. Opportunities include home page takeovers, channel sponsorships and standard IAB display advertising units. T-Mobile USA is the official sponsor of the site launch.

““This new site is all about bringing professionalism, organization and curation to a currently chaotic medium,”” said Damian Bruno, the new website’s General Manager. ““We focused first and foremost on helping fans find the most entertaining series to enjoy, and we made sure to do it in an orderly way that supports the needs of audiences, producers and advertisers. Today’s launch represents the starting point for to build a site that’s immersive and that houses the best in original Web series.””

Over the next six months, will roll out additional features and new products. For more information please visit
About is the place to discover the best in original Web series from both professional and up-and-coming producers. It gives viewers free access to a wide variety of dramas and comedies, series about sports, videogames, food, fashion and more, and makes it easy to find what you want when you want it. The company currently distributes series to iTunes, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, roku, Verizon FiOS, TiVo, Sony TVs and elsewhere. hosts more than 300 million video views per month and shares all advertising revenue with producers on a 50/50 basis. Please visit for more information.

$60 Portable 4-Panel LED Video Light Solution

Ron Risman of Cameratown demonstrates the Coleman QUAD Lantern 4-panel LED lighting system. When attached to the Lantern they provides bright 360-degree illumination for up to 75 hours on 8 “D” batteries. The four LED light panels have their own NiMH rechargeable battery system and can be removed and placed or hung anywhere for up to 1.5 hours of continuous lighting. Place back onto the main lantern and they automatically recharge.

Amazon is selling these for just $57 with Free Shipping here: Coleman LED Quad Lantern

You can read his written review here:

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